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Pets

At The Albert Cottage, we care for animals of all species, shapes and sizes! Our vets, nurses and reception staff are friendly and always happy to give advice or discuss your enquiries.

Useful information (listed in alphabetically order)

Dental care
Dental disease is a very common problem in older pets and leads to pain, infection and bad breath. Pets with dental disease often need an operation to scale and remove any damaged teeth. The best way to prevent this problem is to brush their teeth daily just as we do! Dental problems in rabbits can be very serious and we recommend having their teeth examined annually to spot any problems early.

Medications
When your pet becomes unwell, medications may be an important part of their treatment. Where available, we will always prescribe a medication that has a licence (authorisation) for use in animals and has been tested to be safe and effective. You can access information regarding these medications from this website: http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk

When, a licenced medication is not available, we may prescribe a human drug for your animal. Below is a list of commonly used human medications together with further information about each:


Allopurinol
Amiodarone
Amitriptyline
Amlodipine
Antibacterials
Aspirin
Budesonide
Busulfan
Chlorambucil
Chlorphenamine
Clopidogrel
Colchicine
Darbepoetin
Diazepam
Diazoxide
Digoxin
Diphenoxylate
Erythromycin
Fentanyl patches
Fludrocortisone
Fluticasone
Gabapentin
Hydroxycarbamide
Itraconazole
Melphalan
Methotrexate
Metronidazole
Mirtazapine
Misoprostol
Mitotane
Omeprazole
Ondansetron
Pentoxifylline
Phenoxybenzamine
Piroxicam
Prazosin
Pyridostigmine
Ranitidine
Salbutamol
Sildenafil
Sotalol
Steroids
Topical eye treatments
Tramadol
Ursodeoxycholic acid
Vitamin D
Vitamin K1

Microchip implantation
From the 6th of April 2016, it is a legal requirement that all dogs in the UK are microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.

If you visit our lost and found page you will see how many pets go missing. By implanting a small microchip under their skin, your pet will always be identified and returned to you as soon as it is found. It is a cheap and simple injection and we recommend it for all animals.

Neutering
Neutering our pets is important to prevent unwanted pregnancy and some reproductive diseases. It is also used to help with a number of behavioural problems. We neuter pets from 6 months of age and recommend a pre-neutering check with the vet to ensure that your pet is in good health and to discuss the procedure. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Puppy socialisation
Socialising your puppy with other dogs and people is vital in making them happy, well adjusted, enjoyable pets. Puppy classes can be a useful way of doing this and will also help with basic training. Teaching your puppy to come to command and getting them used to being examined is very important. If you want to get your dog used to visiting us, feel free to pop in - there is always a treat behind the reception desk!

Vaccinations
We recommend that all dogs, cats and rabbits are vaccinated against harmful infectious diseases. Puppies can be vaccinated from 8 weeks of age, kittens from 9 weeks and rabbits from 5 weeks. Click here or contact us for further information about Vaccinations.

Worming and flea control
To avoid health issues, we recommend treating your pet regularly for worms and maintaining continued flea control. Click here or contact us for further information.

 

 

 

 

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Contact us on 01752 843397

Opening Hours: By Appointment Only

Week days (Monday-Friday) : 9.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed

Visitors to the surgery are welcome and we are happy to look after your pet should they require attention whilst on their holiday.We have convenient on-site parking and the practice is easily accessible by public transport (there is a bus stop directly opposite).

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