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Newsletters  >  Spring 2010

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Easter and Spring Bank Holiday opening times:

Easter Bank Holidays

Friday 2nd April: Closed
Saturday 3rd April: OPEN as usual 9am-12pm
Monday 5th April: Closed

May Bank Holidays

Monday 3rd May: Closed
Monday 31st May: Closed

Don’t get caught out by the cough!

KENNEL COUGH, otherwise known as infectious bronchitis, is a highly contagious disease of the dog’s respiratory tract. The cough is passed from dog to dog wherever they meet - out on walks, on the beach in the summer, at training classes, dog shows and of course boarding kennels.

Dogs of all ages can be affected and signs include a harsh, dry whooping-type cough. Whilst some dogs recover relatively quickly, others may cough for weeks and some may get serious complications such as pneumonia.

This disease can be prevented easily with a simple yearly vaccination! Ask at reception for more details.

Parasites: Spring into Action!

The warmer months are peak season for pesky parasites and two of the most annoying are fleas and ticks.

Fleas need little introduction to most pet owners! Adult fleas are 2-3mm in length and can been seen without magnification. These tiny wingless insects survive by feeding on your pet’s blood, causing very intense irritation and sometimes allergic skin disease. Fleas also play a major role in transmitting tapeworm in dogs and cats.

Ticks tend to be a problem in the warmer months and commonly live in areas of heathland, moorland and woodland, waiting to attach themselves to passing animals. Ticks feed on your pet’s blood and can cause problems in two ways – firstly they can cause a tissue reaction at their site of attachment and secondly they can transmit serious diseases such as Lyme disease and Babesiosis.

Don’t let fleas and ticks make your life a misery – Please let us advise you on the best form of flea and tick control for your pet!

Meal deal – choosing the ideal diet!

CHOOSING a diet for your pet can sometimes seem a daunting task with such a huge range to select from! To make matters more complicated – and just as with ourselves – our pet’s dietary requirements alter as they grow from tiny kittens and puppies into adulthood and eventually old age. However, the good news is that with life-stage diets, we are able to feed our pets a correctly balanced diet for every stage of their life.

Puppies and kittens, because of their rapid rate of growth, need higher levels of energy, protein, fatty acids and other nutrients. Specifically formulated junior/growth diets ensure controlled growth (avoiding obesity) and healthy joint development. Puppies of large and giant breeds also have different dietary requirements and require their own specifically formulated diets.

Adult pets, with their major growth phase now complete, require a balanced diet to keep them fit and healthy, but with lower levels of many of the nutrients mentioned above. To achieve this, adult pets require carefully balanced adult/maintenance diets.

Older pets also benefit from specifically formulated geriactric/senior diets. These have a reduced calorie content to help prevent weight gain in older age, higher fibre content to reduce constipation and changes in protein and mineral levels to reduce the workload of internal organs such as the kidney, liver and heart

Whether healthy or poorly, your pet will benefit most from a high quality diet that suits their need. If you have any queries on the most suitable diet for your pet – we would be delighted to help you

Prescription diets

Pets with particular disease problems may also benefit from specific “prescription diets”. These are specifically formulated diets that can help greatly in the treatment of a variety of conditions including disease of the kidneys, heart, joints, skin and teeth.

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