Preventing or treating parasites can go a long way in protecting our pets from a range of illnesses. There are lots of combinations of preventative medicines covering one or some of the following parasites.
Dr Katie can help find the best protection for your pet to suit their species and life style. There are many over the counter medicines available that don’t necessarily do what they say they will potentially leaving your pet at risk. Dr Katie will discuss all the options and can provide the medicines or a prescription for you to purchase them online.
Did you know that some pets are actually allergic to fleas? Fleas are generally uncomfortable for pets but some will have an extreme reaction. Once fleas are in your home it’s hard to get them out so you’re much better off protecting your pet in the first place.
Ticks can spread very serious infections to our pets, the same as humans catching Lyme’s disease. There are different types of protection against ticks; collar, spot on or tablet.
Living in the moorlands this is more necessary than some other parts of the country as ticks live in dense undergrowth.
We strongly recommend regular worming or faecal egg count (FEC) of your pet’s. Worms can be a risk to humans or your pet.
Some spot on and tablet treatments protect against, or treat, mites such as demodex and scabies. Although these infestations are serious they are generally quite rare.
Cats can also get ear mites and harvest mites which usually need treatment.
Dogs can have lice, just like children catching nits. They are very infectious but not very common. Your dog would be very itchy and you may see the eggs in their coat. They can be treated by spot on treatment and combing. Lice can also spread tapeworm to your dog.
“Time for discussions of on going treatments and to organise any prescriptions needed.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see our frequently asked questions below. If you have any other questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.
These visits are also often stressful for people, can be inconvenient times and difficult to get to if you don’t have access to transport. Instead at home you don’t have to worry about time wasted travelling or waiting in the waiting room. You can get on with your life at home and Dr Katie will arrive and start the consult straight away.
In the clinic you will often be allocated only a 10 minute appointment which is a rush to fit in history taking, clinical exam, treatment, questions and history writing! You don’t need to feel that rush with Positive Pet Mobile Vet and Dr Katie is always more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Further visits can be arrange but an additional surcharge will be applied. Please contact us to discuss if you are out of area.
Their hospital in Meir also host VetsNow for out of hours cover.
Dr Katie mainly sees dogs, cats and rabbits.
Guinea pigs, small ferries (e.g. hamster, rats, gerbils, mice) and tortoises can also be seen but for more complex cases Dr Katie would recommend seeing an exotic pet specialist vet.
- Pet health check
- Flea and worm treatments
- Claw clipping
- Medications and prescriptions
- Minor procedures
- Diagnostic tests (urine tests, blood tests, skin test)
- Pet euthanasia
If you live further a field and would prefer to use a different practice for surgery this can be arrange too.
Dr Katie offers a home euthanasia service and strives to make this extremely upsetting experience as easy as it possibly can be.
She takes her time to ensure you and your pet can have plenty of cuddles. Sedation is routinely used for pets to ensure their last moments are not stressful. Cremation, including having their ashes returned can all be organised by Dr Katie for you.
You can read more about our gentle, in home euthanasia here.