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Great reasons to visit your vet

There's more than one reason to visit a vet!

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We all know that bringing your pet in for their annual vaccinations or when they are poorly are some of the main reasons to visit your vet. But did you know that we provide many other services to help keep your pet happy and healthy? 

At Companion Care our practices offer dental care, neutering, nail clipping and advice clinics on a range of topics such as nutrition, behavioural problems and caring for your senior pet - plus much more! Many practices also offer pet workshops on a variety of pet care related subjects.

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Pet Passports!

Travelling with your pet? Here at Companion Care we have everything covered so your pet can go too. Talk to us about organising a pet passport if you’re travelling abroad or if your pet suffers from travel sickness.

Health MOT

Keeping health issues at bay takes an expert’s eye which is why our clinical team recommend annual Health MOTs. It’s the best way to spot problems and treat or manage them before things get worse. 

New pet parent guidance

Getting a new pet can be so rewarding but there’s lots to think about at this exciting time. We can give you advice every step of the way, from choosing your pet to introducing them to their new home, as well as all other aspects of pet ownership. Speak to your local Companion Care about the workshops and clinics that they offer. 

Behaviour problems

Sadly, there are lots of reasons our pet’s behaviour might not be how we want it to be. Fear, stress, anxiety, communication problems and even old age can all impact how our pets act on a daily basis. Your vet can help with a range of behavioural issues and offer practical advice before things get worse.

Dental Care

Did you know up to 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of 3 years suffer from some form of dental disease? Regular dental checks with your vet can keep your pet's teeth in tip top condition and prevent your pet suffering from painful dental disease. 

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Flea & Worming

Our vets will assess your pet’s weight and lifestyle to recommend the most appropriate preventative flea and worm regime. Vets are able to prescribe products that are more effective than products you can purchase “off the shelf”, as well as giving you advice and support if your pet already has an infection. 

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Pre-Pet Consult

It’s important to understand the implications of becoming a pet owner – our clinics can give you some guidance on preventative veterinary treatment and other aspects of pet ownership. We are here to answer your questions!

Neutering & breeding

Neutering can seem daunting, but your friendly Companion Care team can talk you through the right recommendations for your pet and make sure you feel confident in your decision. If you do decide to neuter your pet our surgeries have modern, fully equipped operating theatres with approachable, experienced teams so you know your pet is in the best hands. 

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Lumps & bumps

Found a lump? As alarming as this may seem many lumps are harmless, but there is always a risk that it could be more serious. Getting any lump checked out early could be vital to your pet’s health. Our friendly experienced team at Companion Care can check your pet over and advise on the best management.  

Allergies & skin conditions

It's not only us humans that can be affected by allergies - our furry friends can suffer too. The cause can be anything from fleas, house dust mites, pollens, fungal or mould spores and even foods. Signs vary but if your pet is showing signs of red and irritated skin, excessive licking, scratching more than usual or hair loss book an appointment at your local Companion Care today.

Nail Clipping

Nail clipping is an important part of grooming, and if neglected it can result in torn or even ingrown nails that can be painful to your pet. Nail clipping can be done at home, but you may prefer to have your pet’s nails clipped by someone else. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself your local Companion Care can assist or show you the correct techniques.

Fitness & Wellbeing

In 2015, the PDSA released an Animal Welfare report which estimated that 40% of our cats and dogs are overweight or obese. A healthy lifestyle is just as important to pets as it is to humans. Keeping your pet active and at a healthy weight could help lower the risk of things like diabetes, joint damage and heart disease. At Companion Care we can offer advice on a range of topics from exercise to nutrition and weight management.