FAQ's

Q:

How old does my puppy need to be before it can have it's 1st vaccination?

A:

At least 6 weeks of age

Q:

How old does my kitten need to be before it can have it's 1st vaccination?

A:

At least 6 weeks of age

Q:

How often should a dog/cat be vaccinated?

A:

After the initial vaccination course , (4 injections 4 weeks apart), it is recommended that your pet is vaccinated every 12 months. The vaccination also includes a general health check.

Q:

How often should I deworm my pet?

A:

Every 2 - 3 weeks from 2 - 12 weeks of age. then monthly until 6 months of age. Thereafter deworming should be carried out at a minimum of 3 monthly intervals based on the lifestyle of your pet.

Q:

What is "Microchipping"

A:

A small capsule, the size of a grain of rice, containing the animal's unique registration number is simply inserted under the skin at the back of the animal's neck. The microchip number can be read via a hand held scanner. Vets, The S.P.C.A. and pet rescue centres all have suitable microchip scanners. The name and address details relating to the microchip number are all stored on a national database. If your pet becomes lost it can easily be identified and its owner contacted.

Q:

What is a spay?

A:

  • A spay is the complete surgical removal of the female reproductive tract. The ovaries, uterine horns and the uterus are removed.
  • The medical term for a spay is an ovariohysterectomy (OHE). It is also referred to as sterilisation.

Q:

What are the benefits of having my pet spayed?

A:

The most common reason to perform spays is to prevent unwanted offspring.

A spay eliminates most, if not all, of the female hormone production. In so doing, the real advantages of this procedure are realised, namely:

  • Oestrus
  • Mammary cancer
  • Tumours of the reproductive tract
  • Uterine infections

Q:

When is the right time to spay my dog or cat?

A:

The traditional age for performing a spay is usually 6 months.

Q:

How should I care for my pet after the procedure?

A:

  • When you get home, offer small amounts of food and water at first - give your pet some time to settle down.
  • Do not allow other pets or children to pester her.
  • Check the incision daily and check for signs of infection. If redness, swelling or discharge is noted, call your veterinarian.
  • Do not allow your pet to lick her wound as this may lead to infection.
  • Do not bath your pet or allow swimming for the first ten days after the surgery or until after her skin sutures have been removed.
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