Q - What do I do if I need a vet and your surgery is closed?
A - Please call 01604 648221.

Q - When can my rabbit be vaccinated?
A - Rabbits can be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease which can be given from 5 weeks of age. It is important to have your rabbit vaccinated annually.

Q - Why does my dog need an appointment with the vet immediately prior to her being spayed?
- It is essential that a bitch is checked for any signs of 'season' or false pregnancy before she is admitted for surgery.

Q - How long after having his vaccinations can my puppy go out for a walk?
A - 7 to 10 days. This allows enough time for the 2nd vaccine to take effect.

Q - Why does my dog drag his bottom on the carpet?
A - This is often a sign that the Anal Glands are full and need to be emptied.

Q - How often should I worm my pet?
A - We recommend that dogs and cats are wormed every month until they are 6 months old, and then every 3 months thereafter.

Q - How often should I treat my pet for fleas?
A - This depends on the product used, but generally flea treatments should be used monthly. Please discuss this further with our practice staff, who will be happy to help you.

Q - How much will it cost to neuter my pet?
A - The cost for neutering will differ between dogs and bitches and will depend on the weight of your pet. Please telephone the surgery to discuss this and to book a pre-surgery health check.

Q - At what age can I get my pet neutered?
A - Male and female cats can be neutered from 4 months of age. Male dogs can be castrated from 5 months depending on the breed and providing the testes have descended. Female dogs - Small Breeds - Can be spayed before their first season at around 5 months of age. It is recommended that larger breeds should be spayed after their 1st season. The optimal time to do this is either 4 weeks or 16 weeks after the season has finished. To discuss the neutering of your pet and to book an appointment, please call the surgery.

Q - Why should my dog be vaccinated against Kennel Cough before going into kennels and when should this be done?
A - Kennel Cough is highly infectious and is easily spread through close dog to dog contact. If you plan to put your dog into kennels then the vaccine should be given at least 10 days prior to their stay.

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