Spring Newsletter 2019
WORMS ARE THE WORST!
We all know that we should worm our pets regularly, but it doesn’t always seem important, especially when our pets appear perfectly fine! However, worms aren’t always obvious and can cause a great deal of damage and general ill health.
So what are the major types of worms we need to be aware of?
Roundworms and tapeworms inhabit your pet’s intestines, interfering with food absporption and may also be a cause of gut inflammation, weight loss and diarrhoea.
BUNNY BOOSTERS- IS YOUR BUNNY VACCINATED?
Vaccinating your rabit is very important since the infectious disease we protect them against are extremely serious and often fatal.
Myxomatiosis is probably the one you have heard of, it is common amongst wild rabbit and deadly. It is passed by fleas, which can travel from the countryside into our homes and gardens on us, other pets and wildlife, Protectiobn by vaccination is the only cure.
Viral Haemorrhagic Diseases us aksi extremely serious. It is spread by direct contact but also survives in the environment for months and can be carried by wildlife and people. There are now two strains, RVHD1 and RVHD2, and both need vaccinating against- given at least two weeks apart.
CARING FOR YOUR ELDERLY CAT
Elderly cats can seem to have the ideal life; snoozing in a cosy bed, eating when they fancy and occasionally demanding attention. They can appear so content, is it easy to assume that they are well in themseleves, but their peaceful appearance can be deceiving!
In their twilight years, our feline friends are vulnerable to many illnesses, but are extremely good at hiding the signs. So we have to be super viligant to ensure they don’t suffer in silence. Regular health-checks are a good way of helping to keep you cat in top shape and pick up medical conditions early, wehn they are easier to treat.
THE ASSURANCE OF INSURANCE: IS YOUR PET INSURED?
Knowing that your dog, cat or rabbit is insured can be a weight off your mind, especially if your pet has a sudden accident or illness and you are faced with an unexpected vet bill.
There are different types of cover to choose from. The top cover is lifetime policy where your pet is covered for a condition for life, usually up to a certain amount of money per year. A time-restricted policy means that you can claim per condition, usually for 12 months only. If your pet has an on-going condition such as diabetes or arthritis, the cover expires after the time period. A condition-restricted policy means that you can claim up to a certain amount per condition. Accident only insurance is a basic cover only. Insurance won’t cover a condition if it has occured before the policy started. This means it is useful to choose good cover for your pet as soon as possible.
We highly recommend insuring your pet since there are huge number of surgical and medical conditions that can be bery costly to treat.
If you’re looking for a reputable veterinary clinic in Mansfield, call Forest Veterinary Clinic on 01623 623 061
*Should your pet have an accident or illness outside of our surgery's normal hours please ring 01623 623 061 and listen to the answer machine message, which will give you the telephone number of the vet on call*
01623 623 061
5 Terrace Rd, Mansfield NG18 2BP