PUPPY & KITTEN HEALTH
Bringing your puppy or kitten home for the first time is a daunting experience for both you and your pet. At the Puppy & Kitten Health Club, your pet will receive a nose to tail assessment. Our nurses will elaborate on all areas of pet care and will answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Our veterinary staff keep up to date with all the latest developments in caring for young pets, so even if you have raised kittens and puppies before, this is a good opportunity for them to meet our staff and get used to the practice.
These socialisation parties are for all puppies aged between 10-20 weeks old, provided they have completed their primary course of vaccinations. Our parties allow your puppy to mix with other puppies in a controlled environment and under the supervision of qualified nurses.
We also focus on preventative health care and demonstrate the importance of regular health assessments, carried out by you at home. The interaction and bond this creates between you and your puppy ensures a well socialised, confident and happy adult dog.
There can be many factors that contribute towards an overweight pet but the effects are always the same; poor health and diminished quality of life. Obesity can lead to many diseases including diabetes, heart problems and joint problems.
At Chub Club, we offer advice on the correct diet for your pet (whether it is a Great Dane or a Siamese cat!) and will discuss the benefits of regular exercise. We also stock specialist food that is formulated for weight loss and regulates appetite.
We are very excited about the re-launch of our OAP pet club for animals aged 8 or more. We encourage you to bring your ‘Old And Perfect’ pet along for a thorough examination.
As our pets get older we are able to screen for a number of health problems, early diagnosis is key to providing the best long term treatment for your pet.
At Club 8 + we like to run some simple affordable non-invasive tests that can give us vital information about a range of diseases e.g. urine sampling.
Like humans a lot of our older patients suffer from arthritis and joint/mobility problems. If this has been diagnosed by a vet they can refer you to our mobility clinic. One of our qualified nurses will monitor and pain score your pet on a regular basis to ensure your pet is comfortable on the treatment. They will discuss options such as mobility diet and supplements as well as treatment.
Sugarbabies offers support and advice for our diagnosed diabetics both early on and throughout your pet’s life. It includes a health assessment and monitoring urine test.
Unfortunately we are seeing an ever increasing number of diabetic pets. It is now estimated that as many as 1 in 200 pets suffer from the condition. Like us, it is strongly associated with obesity as well as age (cats and dogs over 6 years of age are at most risk). If left untreated, diabetes can be life threatening. However, once diagnosed, diabetes in cats and dogs is a manageable condition.
Common signs of diabetes include excessive thirst, frequent urination, weight loss despite ravenous apetite or lethargy. It is important to diagnose and treat this condition as early as possible to avoid long term health implications.
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Daleside Veterinary Group strongly believe that healthy pets live longer and happier lives. Our experienced veterinary nurses have therefore developed these health clinics free of charge for all your pets, whether young, old or suffering from any of the problems mentioned above. If you have any concerns or would like more information just give us a call.