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What we can do for you and your pet
Carmel Vets Penn Fields Veterinary Surgeons provides a wide range of services including:
We also provide a pet health plan and discount scheme to spread the cost of your routine treatments. Contact us for further details.
Our premises have been improved and extended over the years to provide a modern veterinary clinical environment.
Visit our Pet Advice page for more advice on caring for your pets between visits to the Vets.
Cats are now the most popular domestic pet in the UK. Although some people still get a cat almost by accident you would be wise to think carefully about everything a cat requires before going ahead. A cat needs lots of love and care, including regular preventative treatment for worms and other parasites, vaccinations and dental care. You will also need to keep an eye out for other potential health problems such as ticks, fleas and ear mites. If your new kitten or cat hasn't been neutered you will also need to make arrangements for your pet to be neutered by your vet.
Cats are very independent and often go wandering over large distances. If your cat goes missing it is very difficult to identify its owner unless it carries some form of permanent identification. It is wise to get your cat microchipped - will avoid heartache in the long run should your cat go missing.
Don't forget that cats need somewhere warm to sleep, a litter tray, a constant supply of water, daily feeds and toys to play with. You will have to take into account the costs for food, cat litter, veterinary care and pet insurance. You will also have to pay for cattery charges when you go on holiday.
Cats commonly live up to 14 years old and occasionally much longer, over this time your cat will expect lots of care, companionship, time for play and grooming. You need to provide all of this to ensure you and your cat make the most of your time together.
Dogs are one of the most popular domestic pets in the UK. If you are thinking of buying a dog it is really important to think carefully about all aspects of the choice before going ahead. The type and breed of dog you choose is likely to have a big influence on the care it needs so make sure that your dog is suitable for your lifestyle. A dog needs lots of love and care, including regular preventative treatment for worms and other parasites, vaccinations and dental care. You will also need to keep an eye out for potential health problems, including ticks, fleas and ear mites. If your new puppy or dog hasn't been neutered contact your vet to make discuss this.
Although most dogs do not often wander off on their own it is important that it carries some form of permanent identification to identify it if it is lost or stolen. In dogs the simplest form of permanent identification is a tiny microchip inserted under the skin in the neck which carries a unique number which idenitifes your dog's details on a central database. If your dog is not yet microchipped you should contact your vet to arrange for this to be done. Microchipping will become compulsory for dogs from April 2016 so there is little point delaying.
Dogs love human company and, unlike cats, often seek constant human contact. Don't forget that dogs need somewhere warm to sleep, a constant supply of water, daily feeds, toys to play with and regular exercise. You will have to take into account the cost of care for a dog, including food, veterinary care and pet insurance. You will also have to pay kennel charges when you go on holiday.
Pure bred dogs can live for up to 10 years old depending on their breed and some will live even longer. Over this time your dog will expect lots of care, companionship, exercise, time for play and grooming. You need to be sure you can provide all of this so that you and your dog can make the most of your time together.
Animals such as chinchillas, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rabbits and rats are popular domestic pets. If you decide to have one of these animals as a pet you should think carefully before going ahead. A pet needs lots of love and care, including regular veterinary treatment such as vaccinations and dental care.
Some pets enjoy human contact more than others, so you will need to choose your pet carefully. Don't forget that your pet will need somewhere warm to sleep, a constant supply of water, feeding daily, toys to play with and regular exercise. It can cost up to £25 a month to care for a small pet, including food, veterinary care and pet insurance; there will be other costs, including buying housing and toys; you will also need to consider who will look after your pet when you go on holiday.
Chinchillas can live up to 15 years old and older, rabbits up to 10-12 years old, guinea pigs up to 8 years old, and other small pets can live up to 2 or 3 years old. Over this time your pet will expect lots of care, companionship, time for play and grooming. Being able to provide all of this will ensure you and your pet make the most of your time together.
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