Nursing clinics are run from Monday through to Saturday. Nurses are there to provide advice on your pets and talk you through preventative health care. If you would like an appointment with a nurse please contact us.
Dental care is extremely important and we would recommend that a dental care regime is started early in your pets life. We can show you the best ways and methods of protecting your pet’s teeth and can provide check-ups for older patients to see if their teeth are in good shape. Dental problems that are left can be extremely uncomfortable and may require dental treatment under a general anaesthetic.
Managing our pet’s weight is sometimes a challenge. At Hunters Bar we can provide regular weight checks to discuss diets and help you keep a track of their progress. We can also discuss different ways to help reduce your pet’s weight.
As our pets get older they may require more regular trips to the vets. Pets over the age of seven are classed as senior/geriatric. Our nurses can provide six monthly health checks for your pets where they can check a range of different functions and give your pet a top-to tail-examination. If we are concerned with any of our findings we will then refer you onto a vet.
If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes, the nurses are here to help and spend time with you discussing aspects of living with a diabetic pet. We can provide demonstrations on how to give insulin, discuss diet, and give you advice on how to monitor your pet at home and the signs to look out for if something is going wrong.
Fleas and worming treatments
There are lots of different flea and worm treatments on the market and it can sometimes be quite confusing to know which ones to use, the timescales to use them and what each product is for. Giving your pet regular flea and worm treatment is important for you, your pet and the environment.
Puppies and kittens
Getting a new puppy or kitten can be a very exciting time and we want to help you give your pets the best start and provide advice to keep them happy and healthy. When your new puppy or kitten is starting out we would recommend that they come and see the nurse every month until they are six months old. We can keep an eye on their weight, discuss neutering, talk about and administer flea and worm treatment, get them socialised by joining our puppy parties, demonstrate dental care and discuss behaviour.
Bringing your pet in for neutering can be quite a daunting experience. All the nurses in our team can provide advice on neutering and discuss the benefits. We can also go through with you what the procedure involves and help discuss aftercare.
Rabbits are increasingly popular pets and the nurses can give you advice on many aspects of their care. We can discuss housing, caring for indoor rabbits and litter training. We can also demonstrate how to handle your bunny correctly, and check their teeth and nails. We can also help with diet and talk about preventive healthcare.
Other clinics include:
- Pre-operative checks.
- Post-operative checks.
- Second vaccinations.
- Stitch/staple removal appointments.
- Bandage changes.