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As a privately owned practice, our clinical staff can choose the course of treatment that is best for your pet, without the constraints of having to use certain drugs and fixed treatment plans that some commercial practices impose on their staff. We plough much of our profit back into improving our service to you and don't have shareholders to answer to.

TICK SEASON Ticks can transmit bacteria that cause diseases such as Lyme disease. Although not all tick bites result in disease, it is important you know how to avoid tick bites and to take action if you or your family get bitten. 

What are ticks and where can you find them?
Ticks are small, spider-like creatures that feed on the blood of animals, including people.
The size of a tick varies, depending on the stage of its life cycle, gender, species and whether it has fed recently. Nymphs are about the size of a poppy seed, while adult ticks look more like tiny spiders. Ticks can survive in many places, but prefer moist areas with dense vegetation or long grass. The species of tick most frequently found on people is Ixodes ricinus, more commonly known as the sheep or deer tick. They are usually found in woodlands, grassland, moorland, heathland and some urban parks and gardens.
How do you come into contact with ticks?
Ticks don’t jump or fly, but wait until an animal or person brushes past to climb on. They then bite to attach to the skin and start to feed on blood. It may take several days to complete their blood meal, before they drop off. Ticks can be found throughout the year, but are most active between spring and autumn.

Ticks and your health | Information about tick bite risks and prevention
Main health risks
Ticks can transmit bacteria that cause diseases such as Lyme disease, which can lead to very serious conditions if left untreated. Symptoms of Lyme disease can include flu-like symptoms, fatigue, muscle and joint pain.

Perform a tick check
Make it a habit to carry out a tick check - an easy way to make sure you haven’t picked up a tick when outdoors. You should perform a tick check regularly if you’re outdoors for a longer period of time – just look over your clothes and body for any ticks to brush off. When you get home, carry out a more thorough check by removing your clothes and having a good look and feel for any ticks. Ticks prefer warm, moist places on your body, especially the groin area, waist, arm pits, behind the knee and along hair lines, so look out for anything as tiny as a freckle or a speck of dirt.
Young children are more commonly bitten on the head/scalp so they need to be carefully checked around the neck, behind the ears and along the hairline. Remember that you should check your pets and their bedding as well. Tick bites may not hurt and you don’t always notice you’ve been bitten, so make sure you thoroughly check yourself, your children and your pets.
 

We run free nurse clinics to advise you about diet and exercise to give your pet the best chance of avoiding joint problems, diabetes, heart problems and inactivity. Keeping your pet safe and happy may also include signing up to our 'Well Pet Health Scheme' - a monthly budget plan that covers much of the 'everyday' aspects of pet care. Together with insurance, you've pretty much got your expenditure covered for the year except for food and treats! 

Senior Pet Clinic

Pay just £25 for £60 worth of treatments! Run by qualified veterinary nurses. Included is a healthcheck to check for conditions frequently seen in older pets such as diabetes. We will also discuss your pet's lifestyle such as exercise regime, and their daily diet. 

Call 0117 977 3230 or 0117 964 0113 to book your consultation

 

Flat Fee Home Visits


For just £35 we will visit your home between noon and 2pm Monday to Friday.

  • Vaccinations......
  • Health Checks.....
  • Re-examinations.....
  • Nail Clipping.....
  • Wound redressing.....
  • Prescription check-ups....
  • and much more!

 

Please be aware that multiple pets with multiple needs will incur a surcharge. We can give you an estimate but not a fixed quote when you call us.

Call to book an appointment on 0117 964 0113.   

 

 

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