At Brookend Veterinary Surgery we provide a wide range of services designed to help you to keep your pet in the best of health.
We strongly advise vaccination of puppies, kittens, rabbits and ferrets. It is then essential that regular boosters are given throughout the life of your pet. Once you have started a vaccination programme with us, booster reminders will be sent to you at the correct times.
It is advisable to have all cats neutered at six months of age unless they are to be kept specifically for breeding. As far as dogs are concerned, it is generally recommended to spay bitches, not only for convenience and to prevent unwanted puppies, but to reduce the risk of mammary and womb disease. The castration of male dogs reduces the incidence of hernias, prostate gland and anal disorders and often helps in the case of certain behavioural problems. We also feel that neutered rabbits - both male and female - make better pets.
We now know that female rabbits are very prone to womb disease as they get older.
Generally your pet will just stay with us for the day when they are neutered and will not need to be hospitalised overnight.
Please call for further advice or to book vaccines or neutering
AS PART OF THE VIRAL CATS CAMPAIGN 2017, WE ARE ENCOURAGING CAT OWNERS TO CHECK THAT THEIR CAT'S VACCINATIONS ARE UP TO DATE!
Did you know that 50% of cat owners don't vaccinate their cats annually*. Is your cat covered?
A recent survey of 2000 UK cat owners** has revealed that many of our furry friends aren’t being booked in for regular vaccinations; with many owners not realising that their cat needs to be vaccinated regularly to safeguard against nasty feline infections, such as Feline Infectious Enteritis, Feline Herpesvirus (FHV-1), Feline Calicivirus (FCV) and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV).
22% of cat owners have never vaccinated their cat
62% of cat owners don’t know what diseases their cat should be vaccinated against
20% of owners don’t realise that older cats still need boosters every year
We understand that many of us struggle to find enough hours in the day, and it can often be hard to keep track of vaccinations, especially if you have more than one cat. Simply contact reception and they will be able to tell you if your cat is due a vaccination, Once in our system we will also send you reminders by text and post when your cat's vaccinations are due- just call Brookend on 01376 500038.
Don't forget we also have our CAT ONLY clinic if you cat fins a visit to the vets stressful
*Depending on lifestyle and other risk factors, some cats may not need annual vaccination. Speak to your vet about the most appropriate vaccination protocol for your cat
**Commissioned by Merial Animal Health (part of Boehringer Ingelheim) and conducted by OnePoll Feb 2017.
***Free second vaccination if re-starting the primary course. Cats must be over 12 months of age. The voucher must be redeemed by the end of 31st December 2017 Other T&Cs apply – see www.viralcats.co.uk.