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Why You Should Neuter Your Cat…

kitten-943275_1920As well as preventing unwanted litters of kittens, there are also several health benefits in neutering cats….

With thousands of cats given up to rehoming centres or relinquished to the stray population every year in the UK, it is vital that pet cats are neutered to reduce these increasingly out-of-control statistics.

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Neutering of Small Furries – Yes or No?

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It is common practice in the UK to neuter companion cats and dogs that are not intended for breeding purposes, that it is now regarded very much a “routine” procedure. But what about small furry companion animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets which are also commonly kept as pets?

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Vaccination Amnesty Is Back!

dog + cat 3During the months of February and March 2020, we will be having a vaccine amnesty for all dogs and cats.
Puppies and kittens require two vaccinations and following this course they require an annual booster. Any cat or dog that is more than three months overdue would be considered to be lapsed and would require a restart.
If your adult dog or cat is over three months overdue for their booster vaccination and comes into the surgery for their first vaccination in February or March, they will receive the second vaccination free of charge!

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Rabbit Awareness Week 2019 – Protect and Prevent!

This year’s Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) runs from 1st to 9th June 2019, and focuses on raising awareness of Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (RVHD2). RVHD2 is a new variant of RVHD1 and is often fatal.

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The Importance of Home Environment for a Happy Cat

chilled catWhilst pet cats are considered to be a “domestic” species – having lived among humans for thousands of years – what many people don’t realise is that “domestic” cats still strongly retain many of their natural wild instincts. We frequently see behavioural issues with pet cats when these natural instincts are challenged, or not accounted for within the domestic environment. By developing an understanding of a cat’s natural behaviours, and taking a step back to look at the environment as seen from a cat’s perspective, we can often overcome many behavioural issues (and subsequent medical conditions), and provide a happy haven for our purry friends!

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The Healthy Pets Plan

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At Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital we are committed to being at the forefront of modern veterinary science, enabling our team of experienced vets and nurses to care for your beloved pet using the most up-to-date and effective treatments.
We understand the cost of your pet’s veterinary treatments can become expensive, so here at Stanhope Park Vets we aim to provide you with an opportunity to save money with our affordable preventative health care solution: The Healthy Pets Plan….

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