The best care your pet can get in Chorley, Coppull & Leyland!
A friendly and caring independent veterinary service for your pet’s every need
HOT WEATHER AND PETS
As the met office are warning us that Lancashire is going to be under a red extreme heat warning we are advising the following –
- Please only bring your pet in if it is essential.
Especially if they are obese animals, or flat face breeds such as French bulldogs, pugs, bulldogs, boxers.
- Please avoid walking to the practice with your pets, and park your car in the shade.
- Please pre cool your car when coming into the practice.
- If you want water for your pets please do not hesitate to ask us.
- Our staff will be dressed for the weather and may not be in full uniform, this is so they remain cool
- We will be happy to rearrange any appointments to another cooler day for your pets.
- Please call us on 01257276517 if you have any concerns
Get more hot weather info from the PDSA by clicking on the link below:
Every spring and Christmas vets across the country see a sudden influx of patients who have helped themselves to chocolatey Easter and Christmas treats.
It’s common knowledge that chocolate is poisonous to dogs.
Whilst it is also poisonous to other animals, dogs seem much more partial to any chocolate they can get their paws on!
This toxic effect is mainly due to a chemical called theobromine.
Read more HERE.
FREE Chocolate Toxicity Calculator
We’re pleased to introduce a new Chocolate Toxicity Calculator for dogs.
It’s free, it’s easier to use and it offers accurate advice for owners on what to do next.
How it works:
With this unique tool, pet owners can get an instant toxicity rating based on their dog’s weight and how much chocolate they’ve eaten.
Whether the rating is negligible, mild-moderate or a possible emergency, owners will automatically receive guidance on what to do next.
You can use it too
The calculator is FREE for everyone to use, including our partner practices.
Click HERE to access and use the FREE calculator.
CORONAVIRUS & PETS
We have received a number of enquiries from pet owners concerned about Coronavirus in their pets.
Whilst a dog in Hong Kong has tested weakly positive for Covid-19, it has shown no symptoms and it is not yet known whether the dog was truly infected or had been contaminated by an infected person. There is, as yet, no evidence that pets can spread or be affected by coronavirus.
It is however, always sensible to employ good hygiene around pets, for example ensuring you wash your hands after touching them.
If you contract coronavirus, current advice is to avoid contact with your pet, avoiding cuddling and petting them, and where possible asking another person in the household to care for them.
Obviously this a new disease and more information may be available with time. We shall endeavour to keep our clients updated.
SAFEGUARDING YOU & OUR STAFF
Due to the confirmation of cases in the area, please could our lovely clients follow the advice below in order to safeguard our staff:
- If you have symptoms please do not attend for routine appointments.
- When attending for an appointment, please limit the amount of people coming with the pet.
- Please use the hand sanitisers that are on reception.
With huge thanks in advance from Andrea, Jerome and the team