21 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019
Initially it might only be the detection of a ‘mumur’ through a routine health check that points to a potential problem.
Listen to what a heart mumur sounds like
Listen to what a normal heart beat sound like
If you have any concerns about any aspect of your dog’s health, call and book in to speak to a vet.
12 Feb 2019
As with rabbits, heart disease in cats is difficult to detect. It’s only when the disease is well established that signs might start to show themselves and even then, it’s not always obvious they have a problem.
So, what can you do as an owner? Download our information leaflet HERE to find out more about the disease and how we can help you monitor the overall health of your cat.
11 Feb 2019
24 Jan 2019
“Flystrike”, when flies lay their eggs on the bottom area of your rabbit, can be so devastating that the only humane option is to put the rabbit to sleep. This is something we see regularly here at Rowan, particularly in the warmer months, so we wanted to share information on how to prevent this by getting into some good routine care habits.
Download our information sheet HERE and if you suspect your rabbit may be suffering from fly strike, contact the vet immediately for treatment.
22 Jan 2019
With the anticipated changes to pet travel requirements because of Brexit, we are advising any pet owners who plan to take their pet to the EU after 29th March 2019, to contact us at least 4 months ahead of time to get the latest advice.
Further information can be found at the GOV.UK website HERE
15 Jan 2019
Worming your pet regularly not only looks after the health of your pet, but those of your family too. We all hear the horror stories of what worms can do to us but they can have a devastating effect on our pets, particularly puppies and kittens.
These parasites, like all parasites, use their host to feed and reproduce. They lay their eggs inside the host which are then shed through the faeces so they can continue their lifecycle.
Download our leaflet HERE for more information, including the signs to look out for. There’s a great resource HERE where you can assess how often you should be worming your pet, based on your lifestyle and circumstances. Check it out and if you have any questions or need information on the products available, book in for a complimentary consultation with one of our RVNs.
Be in with a chance to win either full years supply of worming OR flea treatment in our Facebook competition (see post dated 2nd January 2019 on our page) or take advantage of our special offer of 25% off parasite products until 31st March 2019 (please ask staff for further details).
7 Jan 2019
An increasingly common parasite that we need to be aware of as owners of cats and dogs, are ticks. Tick numbers are increasing every year and are spreading throughout the UK. You wouldn’t usually know your pet has a tick until it has attached, fed and swelled to a pea sized lump.
As you might be aware, ticks carry Lime disease which is a disease that can affect humans, sometimes with lifelong effects.
The best way to manage this parasite is to treat your pet with an effective tick treatment. There are options available so talk to the staff and if you’re confident that you can remove them yourself, why not make the job even easier and get yourself a tick removing hook.
If you have any questions about parasites or treatment options, book in for your complimentary consultation with one of our RVN’s.
4 Jan 2019
Just saying or hearing the word can make a person itch and feel generally uncomfortable. There is a lot of myth and misinformation about these critters and we wanted to give you the facts. We also want to encourage our owners to get into good preventative health care routines for the start of 2019 so having all the facts available means you can make an informed choice.
If you do have further questions, why not book in for a complimentary parasite consultation with one of our knowledgeable RVNs and while your here, why not take advantage of our special offer on flea and worm products? Ask the team for further information.
2 Jan 2019
To kick start the year and in support of #newyearresolutions and getting into good preventative health routines, we’re excited to launch a competition during the month of January. There are two prizes up for grabs; a full years worming treatment and a full years flea treatment for your cat or dog.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is “LIKE” our Facebook post and comment either “FLEA” or “WORM”.
As always, there are some rules so please read these carefully before you enter. By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to these rules. If you don’t agree with the rules, please do not submit an entry.
- A valid entry is deemed to be a “LIKE” AND A COMMENT before the deadline of 7pm on 31st January 2019 on this original post. All are required in order for your entry to be valid.
- Entries can be submitted via our Facebook page from now until 7pm on 31st January 2019. Any entry after this time will not be valid and will not be included in the draw.
- Entries must be submitted on the original post (2nd January 2019).
- All valid entries will be entered into a draw which will take place on Monday 4th February 2019.
- If you and your pet are not registered with our practice, you will be required to register these details before any treatment can be prescribed.
- We may require your pet to undergo a full health and weight check prior to prescribing the prize. This check is complimentary and is to ensure that we are fulfilling our legal and ethical obligations to protect the health of your pet.
- You will be required to come into the practice for each treatment for a complimentary weight check.
- The prize will consist of a maximum of 4 treatments in total.
Running alongside this, we are also continuing with the 3 for 1 on flea and worm treatment. Please ask staff for further information on your next visit.