CLIENT ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO DURING THE CORONA CRISISIn response to the latest government guidelines we are now only open for patients for that need essential care to avoid unnecessary suffering or maintain animal welfare. In order to help you understand the best way to look after your pet please review the below Q&A
What conditions constitutes an emergency needing immediate care?If any of the below are occurring contact us IMMEDIATELY so we can direct you to your nearest open practice.
- Breathing difficulties
- Open wound injuries
- Trauma (e.g. car accidents)
- Male cats struggling in the litter tray to pass urine
- Rabbits neglecting food
- Swallowing hazards ie.toys/ clothes etc
- Ingestion of poison/harmful substances
- Eye problems
- Vomiting or diarrhoea especially if your pet appears quiet or depressed or if it is going on for a long time (more than 24 hours)
- Swollen abdomen or retching (especially large dogs)
- Loss of thirst & appetite
- Struggling to give birth
If the advice is to come into practice please follow the advice on the EMERGENCY VISITS
I am concerned about my pet’s health in general but I do not think it is an emergency?To respect social distancing rules we are replacing our standard consultation service with video and telephone consultations.
Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment.
We also have a advice on Video and telephone consultations here https://youtu.be/oWUvNjHOf0I
Can I bring my pet in for an INITIAL VACCINATION COURSE?A vaccination is not deemed as an emergency and we will not be offering initial vaccination courses.
If you have a puppy, we recommend that they are kept inside and not exposed to other dogs. You should book a vaccination course as soon as possible after normal service resumes.
We will review this and provide a further update if the government extends the initial three weeks of enhanced measures to slow the spread of the virus.