Microchipping is a simple and effective way of permanently identifying your dog. It dramatically increases the chances of them quickly coming home to you should they go missing or be involved in an accident.
We recommend it for all pets to reduce losses due to straying and theft. This simple procedure can be preformed here at any time in your pet's life and also comes as part of our puppy starter pack.
Microchipping will be compulsory for all dogs after 6 April 2016 and could be punishable by a £500 fine.
We are offering FREE chip checks for all pets, to ensure your pets chip details are up to date. Please contact us to find out more
If you do not intend to breed from your dog, them we recommend having your dog neutered.
Not only does it prevent unwanted litters, but it also has many health factors that should be taken into consideration.
Spaying a female
Why should my bitch be spayed?
What happens when my bitch is spayed?
The spay operation involves the administration of a general anaesthetic and the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. The fur at the site of the incision will be shaved before surgery.
She will be admitted early in the morning of her operation and will stay with us for the day. She will be able to return home later on the same day and advise that she is kept quiet.
The charge for neutering will also cover their post operative examinations, to ensure your little bundle is recovering back to full health.
When to spay
The ideal time to have your bitch spayed is 3 months after her season.
Castrating a male
Why should my dog be castrated?
What happens when my dog is castrated?
The castration operation involves removing both testes under general anaesthetic through small incisions into the scrotum. Usually the skin incisions are so small that sutures are not required.
He will be admitted early in the morning of his operation and will stay with us for the day. He will be able to return home later on the same day and advise that he is kept quiet.
The charge for neutering will also cover their post operative examinations, to ensure they are recovering back to full health.
We operate every day Monday to Friday. Call us on 01761 412132 to book your dog in.
Once your dog has been neutered there is a stronger tendency for him/her to become obese. We recommend feeding a 'neutered dog' diet designed to meet the different nutritional requirements of a neutered dog. One of our vets or nurses will be only to happy to give advice.
We will also invite your little one back for a FREE weight check with one of our nurses, approximately 10 weeks after being neutered, to ensure their weight hasn't altered too much.