We will publish regular news here on our website to keep you up-dated with developments in our veterinary practice and with features and offers that we feel might benefit you.
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RAW is back- We are pleased announce that we will be offering Free Rabbit Health Checks throughout June in aid of Rabbit Awareness Week.
Each Rabbit that has a Health Check will receive a Health Certificate and a Bunny Goody bag including lots of great information and money off coupons.
Please call 02380454279 to book your Free Rabbit Health Check in MayFind us on Facebook facebook.com/HarrierVets
Update on Alabama Rot CLICK HERE
Free Travel Mug and Jute Bag- When you join our Pet Health Plan!
We are very excited to announce that we now stock Broadline for cats and NexGard for Dogs!
BROADLINE FOR CATS 'The most comprehensive parasite control for Cats'
Broadline is an easy to apply spot-on that protects against Fleas, Ticks, Roundworms, Heartworm, Bladderworm, Hookworms and Tapeworms for up to 1 month- No more fighting your cats to adminster a spot on AND a worm tablet! Save your fingers!
NEXGARD FOR DOGS 'A New Definition of Flea and Tick Control' in dogs.
This new flea and tick treatment comes in the form of a highly palatable chew tablet. It is effective against Fleas and ticks for 1 month!
APRIL & MAY 2014
We have lots of exciting events and promotions running throughout April and May this year!
A DOG'S DAY OUT! We will be attending 'A Dog's Day Out' at the Royal Victoria Country Park on Sunday 13th April. Please visit Hamble Hounds for more information!
It's National Pet Month from 1st April til 5th May!
OPEN DAY Our Open Day will be taking place on Saturday 3rd May 10am til 4pm. We are now taking advanced bookings for Free Micro-Chipping (Supported by the Dog's Trust) Please call the surgery on 02380 454279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED OUT AND ATTENDED OUR OPEN DAY- IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
WE ARE STILL SELLING CHARITY RAFFLE TICKETS IN THE SURGERY SO IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT YOURS, PLEASE POP IN!
YOU CAN FIND LOTS OF PHOTOS FROM THE DAY ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
OPEN DAY We have announced that we are holding an Open Day on Saturday 3rd May in partnership with National Pet Moth. There will be animal behaviourists, advice, a Rabbit corner, face painiting, refreshments, a raffle and goody bags! Please check back for more information or Like our Facebook page for up-to-the minute confirmation on events and confirmed attendance!
FIREWORKS If your pet is scared of Fireworks or becomes anxious at this time of year, please call the Surgery and make an appointment with Richard. We have lots of great products from Feliway & Adaptil to CalmAid & Zylkene as well as lots of top tips to help keep your pet happy. Please take a look at this DOWNLOAD from CEVA
FRONTLINE COMBO- Special Offer running until 30th November 2013
HARRIER VETERINARY SURGERY WEBSHOP! Richard and the Team are very excited to announce that we will be launching our very own online Webshop where you can order food, medication and pet products for delivery to your door or the practice! WATCH THIS SPACE!!
INVESTING IN MODERN EQUIPMENT- Richard is very pleased to announce that we have recently had a new Digital X-ray Processor installed which means we are able to quickly and efficiently process radiographs and view them on a HD Monitor Screen in the consulting room. (you may have noticed lots of screens/ wires/ towers in the consult room!!)
We have re-vamped the dark X-ray room making it so much more spacious and inviting, as we can now allow light in and no longer need the old processor that took up lots of space.
DOING HIS BIT FOR CHARITY- Richard took part in the London to Brighton bike ride to raise money for Simon Says! a local child bereavement charity. He raised over £200- Well done Richard :). you can still donate online via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=RichardHatton&faId=367445&isTeam=false
COURSE COMPLETION- Claire has completed her Level 2 Diploma Veterinary Care Assistant course! Even though she spends most of her time in Reception, Claire feels that this new qualification has given her confidence and knowledge when assisting Richard and the other members of the team and dealing with enquiries. Well Done Claire!
MILBEMAX wormer. is now indicated for the prevention of Lungworm in Dogs and Puppies plus it is on offer until 31st October.
National Microchipping Month- £5 off any Microchip
March & April 2013
VACCINATION AMNESTY **NOW EXTENDED THROUGH MAY**
During March and April, Harrier Vets are holding a Vaccination Amnesty to help owners bring their pets’ vaccinations up-to-date.
It is vitally important to vaccinate animals to protect them against debilitating and potentially fatal diseases. Without regular vaccinations your pet is at risk.
As part of this great offer, we will provide a health check for your pet and offer you a complete primary course of vaccination for the price of a booster.
In order to participate in the Vaccination Amnesty, cats and dogs should not have been vaccinated for at least 17 months and must be at least 18 months old.
If your pets’ vaccinations need to be brought up-to-date, please contact us to arrange an appointment
Please don’t delay, as the Vaccination Initiative runs until the end of April 2013 only.
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013
POUNDS FOR HOUNDS
VACCINATE YOUR DOG TO RAISE POUNDS FOR HOUNDS
We are launching a year-long campaign to raise vital funds to purchase a new puppy for the charity Hounds for Heroes and we would like your help. In our Pounds for Hounds campaign, 25 pence will be donated to the charity for every dog that is vaccinated for Kennel Cough in a bid to raise £20,000.
Established in 2010 by Gulf War Veteran Allen Parton, Hounds for Heroes provides specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK armed forces and civilian emergency services.
Allen spent five years in hospital coming to terms with his injuries after a tragic war time head injury wiped out his memories leaving him unable to walk, speak or write. He couldn’t even remember his wife or children. When Allen was partnered with assistance dog Endal, it changed his life and brought his independence back. Endal could respond to over 100 commands as well as problem solve and once saved Allen’s life by putting him in the recovery position and going for help.
Commenting on the campaign Allen Parton says: “The mental and physical help provided by a trained assistance dog is phenomenal – Endal literally saved my life. There are nearly one million injured men and women in the country today and if money were no object we would ensure that every single one of them had access to a Hounds for Heroes dog. It costs £20,000 to fund one of these dogs and it is initiatives such as Pounds for Hounds that help us get that bit closer to our goal.”
Vaccine manufacturer, Pfizer Animal Health, is behind the campaign. Earlier this year the company donated £20,000 to buy and train one of the charity’s newest canine recruits, Vanguard. Now, as part of the Pounds for Hounds campaign, the company will donate 25 pence to Hounds for Heroes for every dog vaccinated with its Kennel Cough vaccine to raise 20,000 for another puppy between 11th November 2012 and 11th November 2013.
To have your dog vaccinated for Kennel Cough and help raise money for Hounds for Heroes, contact the practice on 02380 454279. For further information about Hounds for Heroes visit www.houndsforheroes.com
is Chocolate Week!
As its Chocolate week, here at Harrier Vets (as well as indulging ourselves!) we thought we should highlight the danger in giving chocolate treats to dogs.
The humble cocoa bean, from which chocolate is produced, contains a chemical called theobromine. The toxicity of chocolate for dogs is due to its theobromine content.
Chocolate poisoning is very serious. Theobromine is a long lasting, very potent toxin that can cause death. This toxicity is largely unfamiliar to most people, who may not worry too much if their dog vomits after eating a large quantity of chocolate. It is one of the most common poisonings to occur in dogs in the UK.
What to look out for
The onset of theobromine poisoning is usually marked by severe hyperactivity and vomiting.
Don't worry if your dog has eaten a single chocolate or helped himself to the last square of your bar, because this won't provide a large enough dosage of theobromine to hurt him. If you have a small dog though, and he has eaten a box of chocolates, you need to get him to the vet immediately. And if you're dealing with any quantity of dark or bitter chocolate, err on the side of caution. The high level of theobromine in dark chocolate means it takes only a very small amount to poison a dog; just 25 grams may be enough to poison a 20 kg dog.
The usual treatment for theobromine poisoning is to induce vomiting within two hours of ingestion. After that time supportive treament may be required as there is no specific antidote.
If you are worried that your dog may have eaten a large quantity of chocolate do not hesitate to call us or bring him to us immediately. Time will be of the essence.
11th October 2011
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Lungworm has become a serious hazard to dogs in our area since January, 2009, making it more important than ever that you regularly worm your dog with a reliable wormer.
See our page entitled "Lungworm - a new problem".
Our Practice Online
In keeping with the huge growth in the internet and the number of people online (33 million people in the UK, would you believe it!), we are delighted to have launched our practice website.
This site is designed for new and existing customers alike and provides a wealth of information about the veterinary practice and pet healthcare in general.
We encourage you to use the website as a source of information as it will be updated regularly to ensure that the latest contact details, opening hours and information on our services are always at your fingertips.