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Why do I need a prescription? Certain medications such as antibiotics, painkillers, heart and kidney medicines are licensed in the UK as Prescription Only Medicine - Veterinary (POM-V). As with some human medicines you will need a prescription from your vet to purchase veterinary medicines licensed as POM-V. Medicines are classed as POM-V to ensure they are used with close monitoring of your vet and that the correct and tailored dose is given to your pet. Prescription medicines are closely regulated to ensure correct storage, supply etc. How do I get hold of a prescription? From the vet who treats...

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As the lockdown starts to ease and we gradually return to normal, we'd thought to give you an update on things to expect with regards to your pet’s health and vet services. Resumption of vet services Following recent updates from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), vets are now able to resume some of their routine services such as: Vaccinations Neutering Dental procedures If your pet’s vaccines have been delayed because of Coronavirus, now’s the time to book an appointment with your vet and get them back on track. Safety first at practices With the onset of the “new...

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As lockdown begins to ease and our lives begin to return to normal, we thought we’d share some tips to help keep you and your pets safe during this period of transition. Pet Stress We have all had our normal lives and routines disrupted and the COVID-19 pandemic has not left our pets unaffected. Our wonderful companions have been enjoying the additional fuss and attention of us being with them all the time, but as lockdown begins to ease they may struggle to adjust to their new life with a lot less you! One of the best ways to help your four-legged...

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Now that the weather is finally warming up for Summer, we need to be careful that our furry friends don’t over-exert themselves in the heat. Dehydration and unexpected warm weather can spell disaster for your companions; it’s not uncommon for pets to visit us with heatstroke. Heatstroke is very common in dogs, particularly in the brachycephalic (‘squashed face’) breeds as they have more difficulty in oxygenating themselves properly when they exercise, however, all dogs are at risk. Unlike humans, dogs do not sweat from their skin and instead rely on panting to reduce their body temperature. On hot days, if panting...

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Worried about your pet's vaccinations? Is your vet still open and how do you get to see them? What is the current advice on pet neutering? As the lockdown continues, we thought we would update you on how the vet services have changed since the recent Government update about the lockdown. Vaccinations Over the past few months, many pets have patiently been waiting to get their vaccinations up to date or begin their primary course of vaccinations. Visits to the surgery should only be made if essential, however, there are certain circumstances when vets are allowed to administer a vaccine: Primary vaccination...

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