These are some of the services Vet Visits is able to offer in the comfort of your own home. If you are wondering about any services not listed here, feel free to Contact Us.
Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a great way to protect your pet from diseases that can be life threatening.

Young animals are protected by antibodies from their mother’s milk in the first few weeks of life. As this immunity gradually disappears, your pet will be left without protection. Vaccinations will then protect against these diseases.

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Routine Consultations

A lot of conditions can be successfully treated at home, such as minor tummy upsets, minor fight wounds and cat abscesses, eye and ear problems, arthritis, skin problems and allergies to mention a few. The reason for the visit will always be discussed with you beforehand. If we think a home visit is unsuitable for your pet we will tell you so.

In addition to consultations, home visits can be booked for vaccinations, flea and worming treatment, nail clipping, expressing of anal glands, checks for ongoing medication, senior pet MOT, hospice care consultations and for home euthanasia.

If you are wondering about a service not listed on the website feel free to contact us.

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Home Euthanasia

Letting a beloved pet go when the time comes is one of the most difficult things we have to do as pet owners. With home euthanasia you can avoid having to move your pet somewhere unfamiliar and rather leave him in his favourite spot or hold him in your arms in those last few moments.

Vet Visits provides unhurried, dignified and peaceful euthanasia for your pet.

If you wish we can arrange for your pet to be cremated. You can also choose to have your pet’s ashes back. Please contact us to discuss your wishes.

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Hospice Care

Hospice care for pets aims to help the pets and their families live life as fully as possible until the time of death. Whether this be natural or with intervention (euthanasia).

Conditions such as cancer, organ failure, or senior pets coming towards the end of their life, can all benefit from hospice care. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

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Repeat Prescriptions

For pets on ongoing medication Vet Visits offers health checks for repeat prescriptions.

This includes conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, thyroid disease, kidney and skin problems.

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Senior Pet MOT

Starting at around 7-8 years, your pet will be on his way to becoming a senior. It is important as a pet owner to take care of your senior pet by correct nutrition, exercise and regular health checks. Senior pets can, just like us, develop many age related problems and illnesses. Often these illnesses can come on so gradually that it can be difficult for an owner to pick up on the signs until the problem is well advanced. By regular health checks early treatment can be started, giving your pet a longer, happier life.

Some of the problems senior pets can suffer from are arthritis, weight problems, senility, dental disease, diabetes, kidney failure, liver disease, heart disease and tumours.

A good way to protect your pet is to have a yearly Senior Pet MOT. During this, your pet will be thoroughly examined, diet and exercise will be discussed with you, and blood tests can be performed. Together we can give your senior pet the quality of life that he deserves.

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Nail Clipping

Depending on life style your pet may need regular nail clipping.

If you are unsure if this is required then please contact for advice.

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Microchipping

Microchipping is a great way to ensure your animal can be identified. A small chip is injected under the skin and it all takes a matter of seconds.

As opposed to tags which can be lost the chip is a permanent form of identification. Each chip contains a unique number which can be read with a microchip reader. A central database contains the numbers and owner’s contact details. It is also a requirement for the Pet Travel Scheme

It is usually a good idea to have your pet chipped at the time of the second vaccination as this is when they will start going outside, but it can be done at any time and at any age. From 2016 it will be compulsory for dogs to be microchipped.

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Flea Treatment

What are fleas?

Fleas are wingless insects that live in the fur of the host animal, biting and feeding off their blood. They are excellent jumpers and can easily jump from one animal to another. They move quickly in the fur. They have a hard body, even squeezing a flea between your fingers will not kill it. The fleas lay eggs which fall off the animal and hatch into larvae. The larvae will pupate and develop into an adult flea.

Flea treatment and prevention

It is important to protect your pets from fleas. They are a common cause of skin problems in cats and dogs, and can also carry tapeworm eggs. Once your pet has fleas it is important to treat the pet and the environment in order to break the life cycle. Prevention and treatment can be done by a monthly spot on (or spray for younger puppies and kittens). Your house can be treated with a spray.

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Worming Treatment

What are worms?

There are several different types of worms that may affect your pet. They live in the animal’s intestines and may cause diarrhoea, anaemia and in young animals may even block the intestine completely. In severe cases they can cause death. Worms can pose a major health risk, not only to your pet, but also to humans in contact with them. Children are especially vulnerable, and although infections are often mild, sudden blindness can be a consequence.

Worm treatment and prevention

As puppies and kittens are often born with worms it is important to routinely treat them from an early age. It is recommended to use a worming product every 2 weeks until they are 3 months old, then monthly until they reach 6 months. In adult dogs and cats and those over 6 months of age it is recommended to use a worming product at least 4 times a year. In hunting animals or those in contact with children or the elderly it is advisable to worm more frequently. Puppies and kittens can be wormed with a paste or a small tablet, adult dogs and cats with a tablet or a spot on. Just ask for advice on the best product for your pet. Don’t be tempted to buy cheap flea and worming products, they are not nearly as effective!

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Expressing Anal Glands

For those unfortunate pets who needs this doing regularly we are always happy to do the job!

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Sedation for Fireworks

Vet Visits is able to provide various options to help pets cope with the stress of the firework season.

If you are unsure or would like advice then please get in touch.

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Do you need a Vet Visit?

Please contact us directly for appointments or any general questions about our services.