General Pet Health Care
Prevention is better than cure.
Fleas are a big part of your pet’s life and can be difficult to control as they breed all year round.
Here at Rosehill we offer free flea checks for your pet and we are happy to recommend and give advice on the most suitable products available for flea treatment and prevention.
Parasitic worms affect all pets. It is
important that you regularly treat your pet against infestations as
worms are potentially harmful to your pet and some are harmful to
humans, particularly children.
Common worms seen in your pet are:
Tapeworms - Long segmented worms. Your pet will become infected by swallowing fleas when grooming or ingesting prey such as mice, rats and rabbits.
Roundworms - Long thin worms. These can be numerous in kittens and puppies who become affected whilst in the womb and from drinking their mother’s milk. Microscopic eggs can also be ingested from the environment.
Other parasitic worms can affect your pet. At Rosehill we recommend
you routinely worm your pet every 3 months and more frequent treatment
is advised for puppies and kittens.
Our trained staff can advise you on the best treatment plan and we stock a full range of veterinary products to treat all worms.
Micro chipping is a great way of identifying your pet without relying on a collar or tag.
It is a small chip which is implanted under your pet’s skin via an injection and read by a scanner. This is a quick procedure and is active as soon as it’s implanted. This increases the chances of your pet being found should he or she become lost or stolen.
It is important to feed your pet the correct diet based on it’s age,
breed and weight. Whether you have a rabbit or a dog, good nutrition is
essential for a healthy pet.
At Rosehill our trained staff can advise you on all aspects of feeding and diets to meet the individual needs of your pet. Our qualified nurses will be happy to check your pet weight and discuss all aspects of nutrition with you. We also offer a range of veterinary prescription diets to support animals with specific medical conditions and dietary needs.
There are many advantages to neutering your pet and theses should be
discussed with one of our veterinary surgeons. We recommend neutering
especially if you are not going to breed from your pet.
Neutering is not just for dogs and cats it can be beneficial to other species such as rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets.
Pet insurance is available for dogs, cats and rabbits. At Rosehill we
strongly recommend you take out insurance cover for your pet. Insurance
gives you peace of mind in the event of your pet needing emergency
treatment or developing a medical condition.
There are many companies who offer pet insurance cover. We suggest you seek out a policy that provides life long cover for any medical problems your pet may experience.