- The Danger of Lungworms
- "Tower Active" Health Club
- Holiday Opening
- Weight Management
- Helpful Links
The Danger of Lungworms
Many clients have been asking about lungworm prevention and treatment in dogs. Please watch the following video regarding lungworms.
If you require any further information regarding treatment of this parasite please contact your local branch of Tower Vets.
"Tower Active" Health Club
Please take a look at our Active Health Club which has lots of benefits both for your pet and for your pocket.Our Active Health Club has been specifically designed to provide the routine preventative veterinary care that your pet will require throughout the year at a substantial discount through affordable monthly payments. Whats included?
- Twice yearly health assessment
- Annual vaccination programme
- Parasite control programme
- All year round flea and worm treatment
- 10% discount on neutering and dentals
- Discount on food purchases on our online web shop
- FREE weight clinics and dietary advice
Please contact one of our surgeries to discuss current prices and the finer details with a member of staff.
Our new webshop is now open. Please take a moment to have a browse and see if there is anything there for your pet.All new customers will receive a 10% discount on their first order if you enter the following code at the checkout... TOWER10
All products can be delivered to your nearest surgery free of charge to pick up at your convenience.
Alternatively, you can have them delivered to your home for a small delivery fee.We are continually making improvements so we would welcome any feedback both positive and negative via email.
Any animal can suffer from arthritis, which is basically inflammation of a joint. It is more common in older animals and also larger breeds. Overweight animals are also more prone to the disease.
Signs can vary from obvious discomfort and/or pain to just being a little bit slower on walks or less agile.
There are several products available to treat the problem and the best way to determine which is best for your pet is to arrange an appointment. At this time the vet can decide which products would suit your pet best, as well as deciding whether any further tests such as X rays or blood tests would help determine the correct course of treatment.
Not all animals suffering from arthritis need pain killers such as Metacam or other non-steroidal drugs and there are a variety of alternative that we can use.
The surgeries will be closed on May bank holiday Monday, we will re-open on Tuesday 29th May. Our emergency vet situated at the York Emergency Vets at Salisbury Road can always be contacted on the following number.
For any emergencies please call 01904 653961.
In common with dogs and cats, there are infections of rabbits that are contagious and often lethal for which there are vaccinations available.
This is a common disease of rabbits that is spread by biting insects. The symptoms include swellings around the face, ears and back end. Even those with apparently mild symptoms usually die. The disease is seen during the summer months and because transmission is by biting insects, it can be transmitted over long distances. Woodland areas, land near water, and near by colonies of wild rabbits represent increased risk. Vaccination is by a single injection given annually, or every 6 months in high-risk areas.
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease
VHD can cause severe loss of life in colonies of rabbits and may present as sudden death with few external signs. It is transmitted very readily from rabbit to rabbit. The vaccine is very effective and also consists of a single annual injection. There are now 2 strains of VHD present in the UK (VHD 1 and VHD 2), both types have caused disease in rabbits in Yorkshire.
There is a vaccine that can be given annually to protect against Myxomatosis and VHD 1. To protect against VHD 2 there is another annual vaccine that can be given 2 weeks apart from the Myxomatosis/VHD 1 vaccine.
We have several nurses who are keen to help with any clients whose animals are overweight. If you think that your pet fits into this category please contact us to arrange a nurse appointment.
We also have various prescription diets to help with weight loss as well as several new prescription-only drugs that can help achieve the ideal shape for your pet. Please remember that an overweight animal can develop various conditions such as heart problems, diabetes and also joint disease.
Hills are currently promoting a new food called METABOLIC which is suitable for overweight cats and dogs. This food can be found at all branches and for a free weight consultation with one of our staff please call in for more information.
Please click on the links below to go to the Hills website for further details and special offers.
Fireworks at New Year can affect any pets with a fear of loud noises. There are several products we have that can help pets with these problems:
- ADAPTIL diffusers, these release a pheramone which calms the dog down and can be left on permanently.
- ADAPTIL collars, similar to the above but are left on the animal and last for about a month.
- Scullcap and Valerian Tablets, these are calming herbs which can be given as and when needed.
- Xylkene capsules, these capsules contain a milk protein which helps reduce stress in agitated animals.
- Calmex tablets, a new product made from a mixture of amino acids and proteins which help reduce anxiety.
- Sedatives, in extreme cases we have ACP tablets and Diazepam which will sedate extremely nervous animals.
For information on any of these products please contact one of our surgeries. If your animal needs sedatives the Vet will have to perform an examination before dispensing these.
We also have a behaviouralist who can help with fireworks and loud noises. Ideally, this is best done several months before exposure but it is never too late to get any advice possible.
Don't forget there are several things you can do to minimise your pets fear:
- Turn the TV up loud
- Make a den/safe haven for your pet
- Close the curtains
- Make sure you are home and your pet is indoors (especially for cats)
For information on the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) please click here