There are many diseases that your pet may come in to contact with during its life, and to prevent the most serious of these we recommend that you vaccinate your pet. We offer a range of vaccinations for your dog, cat or rabbit and each of our vaccines has been carefully selected and stored to offer maximum protection. After an initial vaccination course we recommend that Annual Booster vaccinations are given to ensure maximum immunity is maintained.
Neutering your pet involves removing their reproductive organs, and as well as preventing unwanted pregnancies there are many other longer-term health and behavioural benefits. Our veterinary staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about these benefits and when you should consider neutering your pet.
Why spay your female pet?
Bitches and queens have changes in behaviour associated with their ovarian cycles and can often show some discomfort. They also suffer from an increased risk of certain diseases, such as mammary tumours and potential fatal infections of the uterus.
Why castrate your male pet?
Male dogs can show socially unacceptable behaviour traits such as mounting and roaming. By castrating dogs we remove the source of the behaviour - testosterone. Castration will not change the personality of your dog, it will simply settle down his male characteristics. Castration will also prevent diseases of the prostate gland and the appearance of certain tumours.
Tom cats will become very aggressive towards other cats and will mark their territory - your home - by spraying urine against walls and furniture and door posts. They are also at risk of straying, and picking up potentially fatal diseases such as FIV and FeLV.
Every year, many thousands of pets unfortunately go missing, but should this happen, there is a simple and reliable way to increase your chances of being reunited with each other. A tiny electronic microchip (the size of a grain of rice) can be injected simply and easily into your pet. We routinely offer this service, usually when your pet is being neutered of vaccinated, but it can be done anytime.
Stray pets are routinely scanned for the presence of a microchip by vets, rescue kennels and dog wardens. If one is found, this allows us to access your details and hopefully reunite you with your pet. Keep your pet safe from all life's bumps and bruises by getting in touch with the Lynton Veterinary Group. Call one of our practices now.