If you are wondering exactly what vet consulting is, it is the process where an experienced vet or nurse ask you for useful information about the behaviour of your pet to find out what the problem with it is. If you have concerns regarding your pet, you bring that to the vets attention. The vet will then give his/her take on the sitiuation regarding what you should do, medication needed for your pet and if a specific procedure or treatment is needed.
Microchipping pets involves placing a small computer chip (approximately the size of a rice grain) under the skin in between the shoulder blades. It is implanted in a simple procedure using a needle to place the microchip under the loose skin. A microchip contains a unique serial number assigned to your pet and a phone number registered to it. A handheld scanner scans the microchip and displays the information. Then the clinic/vet can reach out to the owner, using the retrieved information.
We do all basic operations for dogs and cats such as the following:
sterilisation surgery, elective procedures, dental surgery.
Elective sterilization of pet dogs is a surgical procedure that is commonly performed in veterinary practice. The main benefit is population control and reducing euthanasia of unwanted dogs. The most common procedures for sterilizing male and female dogs are castration (it involves removing the testicles) and ovariohysterectomy (it involves removing both the ovaries and the uterus), respectively. However, any surgery involving the removal of the gonads changes the animal in both positive and negative ways. Dog owners can make the decision when the dog is completely mature (pubertal) whether or not the gonads should be removed.
Dogs, like humans, learn the most when they are young and it is important to train them properly early on so that they grow up as obedient as possible. Socialising your
puppies is also a very important part of this process to make sure they get along well with other dogs and are calm when interacting with them. The optimal age to start puppy classes/training
with your puppy is between 8 and 13 weeks. Basic puppy training usually takes approximately 5 weeks to complete.
Contact us by telephone at 021 906 0202 for advice on the nearest puppy classes.
Flea and tick preventatives need to be applied year-round in order to keep your pets safe, especially in the summer when the ticks are all over. June through August are arguably the lowest risk months for parasites, so many pet-parents will forgo coverage in those months, and start flea and tick prevention again in September or October when the weather begins to warm. Come to us to get the latest parasite treatment products and quality advice on using it.