We stock a wide range of products for the pet owner. Our team of experienced veterinary clinicians ensure that all the items we sell are safe, effective and excellent value for money. You can trust that either our veterinary surgeons or nurses are available to help you decide which is the most suitable product for you.
Repeat Prescriptions for our patients on long-term medication may be obtained from the surgery. Please allow 24 hours for the prescriptions to be authorised by a veterinary surgeon. We strongly recommend that pets on long term prescriptions are regularly given a check-up by the veterinary surgeon, usually every 3-6 months depending on the condition. This allows us to re-assess the dosage of medication and to discuss alternatives should the need arise. You can request a written prescription to be dispensed by a high street or on-line pharmacy although we do not recommend this – all our drugs have been stored correctly and come directly from the manufacturer or through our veterinary wholesaler – you can rest assured that whenever possible we only use veterinary licensed drugs, and if the use of an unlicensed drug was considered necessary by our veterinary surgeons, it would be fully discussed with you before we asked for your consent.
Worming is an important part of health routine care in all dogs and cats. Tapeworms and roundworms can be dangerous when young children come into contact with the eggs on playing fields or in the home. Children may not be as careful with washing their hands and what they put in their mouths, so it is very important to make sure your pet is not contaminating the environment with worm eggs. It is essential to worm puppies and kittens thoroughly, and we advise worming adults at least every 3 to 4 months.
As a pet owner, you will invariably come across this parasite from time to time. Dogs often carry a few without showing many signs of itchiness. Some people seem to be more sensitive than others to flea bites. Many people get little red itchy spots on their ankles or arms. You won’t always spot the fleas, so don’t be fooled! Your vet can advise you on the best strategy to rid your house of these pests. All flea infestations are readily responsive to treatment, even in the most popular households!
Useful tip for finding evidence of fleas
It is not always possible to see the live adult fleas, but it is much simpler to find the flea droppings on your pet’s coat. Try running a fine comb or better still a flea comb through the coat and spread the brushings onto white tissue paper. Spray water onto any black spots. If any of these black spots dissolve into a reddish brown stain on the paper, then it is very likely that they are flea droppings. The fleas feed on fresh blood and this gives the reddish colour in their droppings. Sometimes the flea droppings have a ‘C’ shape.
Special diet formulations have become increasingly common over the last decade. In many supermarkets, you will see different diets for elderly pets, puppies and grown-ups. We now stock a large range of the Royal Canin Lifestage and Vetbreed diets – call in to the reception and ask for a free sample. We can also supply (usually within 24 hours) diets from most of the other large manufacturers at a competitive price. At the surgery, we principally stock the Royal Canin range of special presription diets, such as diets for cats with kidney problems or weight reduction diets, and also some of the Hills range of prescription and science plan diets.. We also sell high energy diets for sick or malnourished animals that require a little extra attention and care.