At Kingsway Vets, we recommend that your pet has a 15-minute health check at least once a year (but ideally every 6 months). These are part of a routine vaccination appointment but also essential for pets who have not seen us for a while.
Pets are susceptible to a range of dangerous, infectious, and potentially fatal diseases. Fortunately, we can immunise against most of these diseases making cases and epidemics rare. It is still very important to make sure your pet is fully vaccinated as these diseases are still a constant threat.
When environmental conditions are optimal, the flea population will grow at a very rapid pace and, once you have a flea infestation, it is very difficult to get rid of the problem. By the time clinical signs of a potential flea infestation is noted, the problem can be already well advanced.
Cats and dogs pick up worms from their mothers, other pets, ingesting garden slugs and snails and by coming into contact with the faeces of other animals. There are several types of worms that will cause diseases, ranging from weight loss to severe life-threatening diarrhoea.
There’s no guarantee that a collar and tag will stay on your pet but there are no such worries with a microchip. A microchip is a tiny, electronic chip (the size of a grain of rice) which is injected into your pet as simply and quickly as any other injection.
Many conditions and ailments, such as skin complaints, stomach disorders, dental disease and weight problems can be traced back to a poor diet. Speak to one of our nurses or vets today to choose a diet that suits your pet’s specific needs best.
Due to the wide variety of clinical expertise and interests, we can offer to do most surgical procedures at our hospital. From routine desexing, lump removals and simple soft tissue surgeries, through to complicated orthopaedics and reconstructive surgery.
Dental disease is one of the most common health problems diagnosed in cats and dogs. However, it is still under diagnosed and under treated. This is exacerbated by a “suffer in silence” approach which tends to be adopted by our pets.