We will publish a regular Newsletter here on our website to keep you up-dated with developments in our veterinary practice and other news and features that we feel might benefit you.
Click on the relevant link below to view/download our newsletter.
THINKING OF BECOMING A VET?
If you're thinking of becomin a vet, please view/download our advice sheet here.
RABBIT AWARENESS WEEK - FREE NURSE CLINIC
As part of Rabbit Awareness Month, Park Vets are inviting all our rabbit owners for a free nurse clinic. Click here to find out more.
Park Vets is a RCVS Accredited practice. You can view our certificate by clicking here.
RECENT VISIT TO YSGOL TREGANNA, CARDIFF - NURSERY CLASS
Today our Vet Suzanne, Nurse Laura and Student Vet Bethan visited Tregenna nursery to teach some of the children about looking after pets. They brought
with them some animals and the children had fun bandaging soft toys and learning about what let's need!
Everyone had a great time! Thank you to Tregenna nursery for having us!
Top of the Class
Park Vets are always keen to help the local community and recently we have launched a new scheme where we are now offering a free initial consultation on all school pets that are kept at your school.
We will also give you 1 prescription free of charge if medications are required from this initial consultation.
So if Gertie the Guinea Pig or Gerry the Gerbil needs our help, give Park Vets a call on 02920 382211 and take advantage of this great offer.
Is Your Pet Afraid Of Fireworks
If so, click here to view or download our advice sheet.
Remember, Remember the 5th of November, firework frighten cats and dogs. We can help with tips and advice, give us a call.
Lungworm Cases on the Increase!
We are seeing an increase in the number of positive lungworm (or Angiostrongylus vasorum) diagnoses especially in the Penarth and Barry area!
This potentially fatal parasite is transmitted to our dogs (and foxes) by slugs and snails. If infected your dog could become seriously ill, with symptoms ranging from a cough to poor blood clotting to just general tiredness and change in behaviour. Younger dogs seem to be more prone, as are dogs known to eat slugs and snails. Even dog bowls or toys contaminated by slugs and snails can pose a risk. Warm damp conditions are ideal, and spring and autumn are peak times for slug and snail activity. The parasite cannot be passed to humans or other pets.
If you think your dog may be at risk, please talk to us at Park Vets today.
Prevention is always better than cure. We may advise monthly Milbemax for high risk patients or appropriate treatment for others during times of peak slug/snail activity.
- Pick up toys from the garden.
- Regularly clean water bowls.
- Pick up the dog poo.
Know the Risks and Spot the Signs - Talk to Park Vets about prevention, diagnosis and treatment.