- Dental Treatment
- Health Checks
- Isolation ward
- Laser therapy
- Nurse Consultations
- Pet Travel Documents
Once tartar has started to form on your pets teeth even brushing will not remove it and dental treatment will be required to prevent the progression of periodontal disease. All dental treatment is carried out under general anaesthetic to allow thorough examination and treatment without causing stress or pain.
Tartar is removed using an ultrasonic descaler which then allows assessment of the gum-tooth margin and exploration of dental pockets. X-rays are taken as needed. Where there is advanced disease with decay, cavities or tooth-loosening, then tooth extraction is carried out using modern extraction techniques.
The teeth are then polished using an air-driven polisher and paste to smooth the surface of the teeth and reduce the rate at which tartar will reform. Following dental treatment our nurses will discuss the best options to help keep your pet’s teeth healthy.
Diets and chews can be useful but if your pet is amenable then daily brushing is the gold standard of preventative care and our nurses will show you how to clean your pet’s teeth.
Bromyard Vets have a fully equipped dental facility using state-of-the-art equipment which allows us to take first class care of your pet’s teeth.
It is important to treat dental disease in your pet, not only because animals can’t tell their owners when their teeth hurt, but also because advanced dental disease causes bacteria to get into the bloodstream which can cause damage to other organs, particularly renal (kidney) damage.
Dental disease is also very common in rabbits and other small mammals, mainly due to overgrowth of teeth which is exacerbated by poor diet. We will be able to advise you on the best diet and dental care tips for your rabbit and we also have specialist equipment for trimming overgrown incisors and molar teeth as needed.
ECGAn electrocardiograph gives a graphic representation and a print out of the changing electrical activity in the heart. The main use of ECG in our practice is for the diagnosis and investigation of arrhythmias, that is the change to the normal heart rhythm, and the ECG gives much more information on the type of arrhythmia and the likely cause can then be gained by listening with a stethoscope. This information is important in the correct treatment of many heart problems and the ECG can also aid the diagnosis of other electrolyte and hormonal imbalances and diseases.
15-minute appointments & health checksThis extended appointment allows the vet to conduct a thorough examination whilst also having the time to gain important information from you about your pet’s condition. Aside from seeing your pet when he/she is ill, we recommend that your pet has a thorough health check every year (but ideally every 6 months as 1 year of a dog or cat’s life is roughly equivalent to 7 of our years!). Whilst clearly very important, the annual vaccination that your pet receives is only a small part of the health check. The examination we carry out before the vaccine is given is actually a very important part of preventative health care for your pet. Pets aren’t always able to tell us when they are feeling unwell. It is for this reason that your pet should receive regular health checks to help detect abnormalities or conditions that might otherwise be missed by even the most experienced owner.
Isolation wardThis ward is completely separate from the others and houses patients who we suspect or have confirmed them to be suffering from an infectious disease. We adhere to strict barrier nursing protocols to prevent the spread of diseases and routinely use alcohol hand gels in all areas of the practice. We minimise the stress felt by rabbits, guinea pigs and other small mammals by hospitalising them in their own area away from barking dogs and the prying eyes of cats.
Laser therapyLaser therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment to reduce pain and inflammation and to speed up the rate of healing. The Class IV Deep Tissue Laser that we have (LiteCure) uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called a “photo-bio-modulation” which leads to reduced pain, inflammation and increased healing speed. Laser therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many other acute and chronic conditions such as wounds, sprains & strains, arthritis and periodontal disease to name just a few. Please make an appointment to see one of the vets or nurses who will assess your pet, devise a treatment protocol and advise you of costs.
Nurse ConsultationsOur team of nurses are available to offer advice on a range of animal health topics such as puppy & kitten development, flea and worm control, vaccinations, insurance, dental care, hypertension, diabetes & arthritis to name a few. Contact reception to book your FREE* consultation.
(* any treatments, investigations or medication will be subject to the usual charges)
Old UK issued EU Pet Passports will no longer be valid!
From 1 January 2021 Great Britain (GB) will become a third country with respect to the EU Pet Travel Scheme. On 3 December 2020 the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) of the EU voted in favour of giving Great Britain and the Crown Dependencies Part 2 listed status for the purposes of non-commercial pet travel after the Transition Period. This listed status will be formally adopted by the EU in due course.