Selworthy Veterinary Group

Dogs and Puppies


It’s been hard to miss the stormy weather over the past few weeks. Not only can thunder and lightening scare dogs but it can present problems when they’re out on a walk. Stormy weather can dredge up all sorts of debris onto beaches. This can present a variety of hazards for your dogs when out on that bracing post storm walk. 
 
There have been several reported cases of dog poisoning in Norfolk. These have been traced back to dogs eating shellfish and subsequently suffering from ‘Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning’ which are thought to have come from shellfish eaten on the beach. It’s not just shellfish that can wash up on beaches, closer to home we have had sightings of Portugese man of war jellyfish after big storms. These are highly poisonous to both animals and people and definitely worth giving a wide berth.
 
 
So what can be done! As brilliant as a good walk on the beach can be it’s important to be aware of the hazards. If your dog’s a known hoover then it may be worth contemplating a muzzle, especially after big storms or at low tide. And if you’re worried we vets are more than happy to have a chat or see your dogs if you have any concerns.
 
Baited lines and hooks are another hazard to be aware of. For little Alfie the temptation of some tasty bait was too much to bear! Unfortunately the enjoyment of the tasty bait was short-lived as it came with a hook! It did make for an impressive X-ray and was removed without incident.
 
 
 

Microchipping

It is a legal requirement that your dog wears a collar and an identification tag and it is now compulsory to have your dog microchipped as of the 16th April 2016!

It is another way of identifying your dog if it were to go missing. Microchipping your dog is a responsible thing to do as a pet owner. It involves the placement of a small chip, which is inserted under the skin at the back of the dogs neck. Each microchip has a unique number, which when scanned with a microchip scanner, it will link to the owners details.

Puppies can be microchipped once they have had their 1st vaccination at 6 weeks old and a 2nd vaccination 3-4 weeks after the 1st Vaccination. We use the vaccine brand Versican by Zoetis
 
We are able to microchip your puppy during a consultation with either a Veterinary Surgeon or a Veterinary Nurse.

Microchipping in a consultation is £15.30, we are able to microchip your dog whilst under anaesthetic at the time of neutering for a reduced price of £12.00.

It is essential that you keep your dog's microchip details up to date and if you move house or change any contact details then please update them by contacting Petlog.

Please call Petlog on 08444 633999 or visit the website: www.petlog.org.uk

A few recent cases...


Gorgeous little Usain came in for his 1st vaccinations and got lots of cuddles from the nurses!


Duke the 6 year old English Springer Spaniel rupured his cruciate ligament.

Heres Duke enjoying some Physiotherapy from Catherine Watts!



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