Friday, 26 February 2016
Taking a pet to the vet can be a stressful experience, especially if your pet is already feeling under the weather. Dogs are probably the easiest animals to transport, as they are usually used to being out and about on a lead. Small dogs may feel more secure in a pet carrier. If you go to the vet by car, make sure your dog is restrained properly, either with a car harness, in a crate, or behind a dog guard. If you're going to the vets in Croydon, you might take a bus, train, or tram. Pets are allowed on public transport, but staff can ask you to get off if your pet is causing a nuisance. Hold carriers on your lap, or put them on the floor, rather than taking up a seat.
Fleas are parasites and feed off of a pet's blood by biting them; unfortunately as well as taking the blood without asking, they can pass on a range of diseases which are harmful for both the pet and humans. Myxomatosis in rabbits and tapeworms in cats and dogs are to name but a few, if an animal has an allergic reaction then their health can be seriously compromised. How Fleas and Worms Are Contracted Prevention treatment is vital for both fleas and worms as they are so rife in a pet's everyday environment. Simply suckling milk from its mother can pass on worms to a new born animal and brushing past a flea infected dog can allow them to jump ship to a different host and go onto multiply. Washing hands is as vital after contact alongside the use of prevention treatment that can be acquired from any vets in Surrey to stop a chain of infection.
Thursday, 25 February 2016
In England from 6th April 2016, all dogs over eight weeks old must be microchipped, unless a vet certifies that there is a medical exemption. The new law is intended to encourage responsible dog ownership and increase the numbers of lost dogs who are returned to their owners. Microchipping is highly recommended for all pets, and your local vets in Croydon can help and advice. Stray dogs in England can cause serious problems. When the new law was announced in 2013, the BBC reported that over 100,000 dogs are abandoned or lost every year, and less than half are eventually returned to their owners. This is not too surprising considering that less than 10% of these stray dogs are microchipped. The majority are either rehomed or remain in rescue centers, with a small number being put to sleep. The financial cost, an estimated £57m per year, is borne by animal welfare charities and the taxpayer.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Your pet is part of your family, so you want it to have the best care. And sometimes, even the healthiest pets will need the attention of a vet. But there are so many vets in Surrey that it's difficult to know how to choose the right one. Should you just go to the nearest, most convenient one? And how do you know if they can be trusted with your precious pet? Here's how to choose the best vets has to offer … Recommendation Ask someone whose opinion you trust if they can recommend a vet (obviously they should have a pet of their own!). Friends, family or neighbors can give you an impartial recommendation.