This page contains advice sheets on Good Pet Care and Common Ailments. They are not a substitute for veterinary advice, and should be used for information only.
If your pet develops a chronic, longstanding illness that may become a lifelong condition, veterinary costs can easily mount up. This is particularly true if your pet is a large breed dog as the costs of medicines etc are generally based on body weight.
If a cat has not been neutered, they will fight with other cats and invariably suffer with cat bite abscesses, and will be at more risk of contracting Feline Leukaemia or Feline Immunodeficiency Disease. Entire tomcats will mark their territory and produce a very strong smelling urine. Female cats will be in season every 21 days from March - September (approximately). Entire female cats can also be prone to mammary cancers later in life.
Neutering your male or female cat from 6 months of age will help prevent this. NB we can now neuter your kitten earlier please click here for info.
This practice accepts neutering vouchers from Cats Protection and RSPCA.
An un-neutered dog or bitch will be at greater risk of testicular and prostate cancer (males), and mammary cancer and uterus infections (females). Neutering can also help with aggression problems in males.
We can neuter your male dog from 6 months of age.
We will neuter female dogs from 6 months of age also, this can be before a season in smaller breeds. If your bitch is Labrador size or above, we recommend she has a first season to prevent urinary incontinence.
If your bitch has had a season, we can perform the operation approx 2 months after her season finishes.
This practice accepts neutering vouchers from the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA.
If you are interested, there is a video of us performing a bitch spay at Warbreck House Vet Centre at the bottom of this page. We had many positive comments at our Open Day about this video BUT some people did feel a little faint, so if you are sensitive to watching surgical procedures please do not watch.
At Warbreck House Veterinary Centre we routinely vaccinate against:
The first dose can be given once the puppy is at least 7 weeks of age and the second dose is given when the puppy is 10 weeks or older (with an interval of 2-4 weeks between injections).
Puppies can go for a walk two weeks after their second vaccination.
We love Pets, and we always find a Heathly Pet is a Happy Pet, and Happy Healthy Pets love being tickled... and we love obliging... It's one of the perks of the job!
Take advantage of our FREE nurse clinics - any questions about the general day to day care of your pet, or if you just want your puppy to get used to being in a vets without being frightened! Give us a call and we can make an appointment.
If your pet is showing clinical signs that you are worried about please make an appointment to see the vet, although a veterinary nurse can give you advice about the general care of your pet, they can not diagnose or treat a problem.
Working in a veterinary practice can make you more aware of things that can accidentally go wrong! One of which is how often and how easily it is for pets to eat what they shouldn't!