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SERVICES

Vaccinations

Bringing your pet in for an annual health examination allows us to pick up on any problems be they major or minor. Early diagnosis is important, especially in conditions such as diabetes mellitus, heart diseases and cancers. At your pet’s yearly check-up, he or she may also receive a booster vaccination. This vaccination stimulates the immunity provided by their first set of puppy/kitten vaccinations.

Puppies can be vaccinated from 6 weeks of age. Kittens should receive their first vaccine at 9 weeks and their second vaccine three to four weeks later. Dogs and cats should then be vaccinated annually from then on, to ensure protection against a number of serious infectious diseases they may become exposed to. If your older pet has never received vaccinations before, it is never too late to start. An animal may contract an infectious disease at any age, particularly if its immune system is suppressed due to illness or stress.

Canine vaccines protect against diseases such as Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza. Vaccines against Kennel Cough and Rabies are also available when appropriate. These diseases are very rare in vaccinated animals.

Feline infectious diseases we vaccinate against include Calicivirus ‘cat-flu’, Herpesvirus, Panleukopenia, and Chlamydia. A Leukaemia vaccine is also available separately.

In rabbits, we vaccinate against Myxomatosis.

Vaccines are safe and effective. They protect your own pet and contribute to the health of the pet population at large.

Pet Traveling & Export

International pets travelling requires a pet passport and health certificate. If your household pet is travelling with you outside the UK, all you need to do is call Mobile Vets in Crew or check GOV.UK for more details.

Ultrasound Scanning

Ultrasound is now an essential diagnostic tool at Vetcare. Like x-raying it is completely non-invasive, but unlike x-raying, it is completely harmless. Our scanner provides high-class performance with excellent resolution and real diagnostic value. Productivity in real-time means better diagnosis in less time.

Abdominal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, adrenal glands, stomach, and intestines can all be viewed for abnormalities such as tumors; the uterus or womb can be viewed for pregnancy, and the heart can be examined for heart diseases such as Mitral valve disease, dilated cardiac myopathies, congenital defects, etc.

Ultrasound-guided techniques such as removing unwanted fluid from around the heart (pericardial effusion) , from the inside of the ribcage (Pleural effusion), or the abdomen( ascites) can also be performed.

Viewing the bladder can reveal bladder stones or crystals, and obtaining a urine sample from the bladder of a cat or a dog can be difficult and time-consuming, but is a simple procedure using a very fine needle guided into the bladder via ultrasound.

More often than not sedation is not required, however with difficult patients, especially when there is a painful abdomen, sedation is necessary. In addition, ultrasound-guided organ biopsies can be performed under sedation or general anaesthetic.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today.

Progesterone & Reverse Progesterone Testing

A quantitative progesterone blood test is the most accurate method for timing breedings. Progesterone testing can be performed every 2-3 days starting about 3-5 days into the heat. The timing of the test can be more certain if the lengths of the dog’s previous heat cycles are known. During the early stages of the heat cycle, progesterone levels are typically less than 1.0 ng/ml until the day before the LH surge. Ovulation in dogs occurs at a progesterone level of 5 ng/ml. Once the egg is released, it takes two further days for maturation to occur. These values allow us to time ovulation and guide the timing of mating to maximize success. 

Microchipping

Microchipping is a simple procedure that allows for easy recovery of lost or stolen dogs and cats. Microchipping makes a clear link between a pet and its owner. Having microchip pets can be reunited quickly with their owners.

By law, all dogs must be microchipped and contact details MUST be kept up to date. Having your puppies implanted with a microchip and registered on the Pet database means that they will be registered on the lost and found database for microchipped dogs too. This information can be accessed at any time by authorised persons such as dog wardens, veterinarians or animal welfare centre professionals, who can scan the chip and trace their owners.

When a pet is found and the owner is not easily identified, a person can bring the animal to a veterinary practice, warden or animal welfare centre. There, it can be scanned easily and, if an owner’s contact details are up-to-date, returned to its owner.

Worm & Flea Treatment

For the long-term health and wellbeing of your pet and your family, it is essential that you routinely use proven, preventative treatments against the most common parasites throughout your pet’s life. Remember that prevention is much easier and more cost-effective than cure.

Fleas and worms are parasites that feed off your pet. They can cause serious illness if your pet is not protected. Your pet can pick up these parasites easily when playing in the garden, on their daily walks, or from other animals.

Prevention is the key to keeping your pet healthy inside and out. Some of the intestinal worms that your pet can carry can also be transmitted to people and can cause serious illnesses in children.

We can prescribe oral or topical products that need to be administered monthly and/or every three months. We can help with your schedule by sending reminders! Call today to discuss whit us what products are best for your pet, as some are not cat friendly or are weight specific.