We are beyond excitement with the opening of our latest vaccination and neutering practice in Dartford – launching July 13th 2015.
Offering affordable professional veterinary care is at the heart of the easipetcare brand – because we believe price should never be a barrier to the health and happiness of the precious pets of Dartford.
We are launching with some amazing prices so do make sure you register your pet with easipetcare Dartford so we can keep you up to date with all our news and special offers.
Vaccinations only £15, yes £15!
We consistently offer prices up to 40% cheaper than Vets4Pets but we’re offering even better value with our special opening vaccination prices at just £15.
Our vaccination service is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12 noon until 6pm and a special late night opening on Fridays 12 noon until 8pm. No appointment is necessary, just pop in with your precious pet for their first vaccination, booster or kennel cough.
Neutering at jaw dropping prices
We want to make a statement about just how important neutering is to keep your dog, cat or rabbit healthy and happy as well as protecting them from some nasty conditions including cancer. And through our pricing encourage the pets of Dartford to join the neutering party!
Our vet will explain all the benefits and how we’ll look after your precious pet so you have nothing to worry about – including the bill – just look at these prices… Cat castrate £25 Cat Spay £35 Dog castrate £75 Bitch Spay £99
You can book your pet in for neutering by calling us on 01322 223447 – our neutering clinic is open each Wednesday from 8am until 6pm.
We’ll be adding more services as the practice grows so register your pet today and we’ll keep you up to date with all our news and special offers.
We can’t wait to meet the pets of Dartford and their owners!
Throughout June, we’re supporting National Microchip Awareness Month. If your pet doesn’t have a microchip, now is the time to Chip it! From April 2016 it will be law to have your dog microchipped (from 8 weeks of age), so call your local easipetcare now to get your precious pet chipped and protected.
Check It! Make sure you get reunited
It is really important to check that your contact details for your pet’s microchip are up to date, so that your loved pet can be quickly reunited with you should they get lost. Make a promise to your pet to check that your address, phone and email details are all up to date.
Vets Get Scanning Campaign
We are proud to be part of the Vets Get Scanning Campaign which uses the latest technology to reunite lost or stolen pets with their owners.
These new microchip scanners are available across all our main practices and will be used as part of our new client registration process.
Protecting your pet with a microchip and checking your contact details are up to date is the best protection you can give to ensure they can return home quickly and safely should they become lost.
We look forward to seeing you soon and if we can help in any way then please do get in touch.
Some more great tips from Anna, our nurse at easipetcare Reading and expert on rabbits:
Every rabbit needs to be vaccinated against two basic diseases: Myxomatosis and Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD), which are combined in one vaccination that is done by your vet. The vaccination is given to stimulate the rabbit’s body to produce antibodies so that they become immune to the disease. Antibodies will destroy viruses and bacteria.
Myxomatosis is spread by direct contact with insects like mosquitoes, mites, lice, ticks or fleas, body fluids from the infected rabbit. Myxomatosis is very difficult to treat and a small number of infected animals will survive but even then there is always a risk of secondary infection.
RHD is spread through direct contact between rabbits but also through contaminated bedding, hutches, toys and clothing. There is no cure for RHD, vaccination prevents rabbits from catching the disease which is almost always fatal.
Neutering pet rabbits, males and females is very important and also has health benefits. It prevents unwanted litters and the ever growing number of rabbits handed into rescues. Also by eliminating hormones from the rabbit’s body by neutering it is easier to introduce rabbits to each other. Neutering also helps to reduce aggression that is hormone related, towards owners and other rabbits, scent-marking and mounting. In female rabbit neutering (spaying) prevents womb cancer, studies show that 80% female rabbits between 4-5 years of age will develop womb cancer. In male rabbits, castration prevents developing testicular tumours.
To celebrate our Bunny Bonanza, throughout the month of May easipetcare is offering rabbit vaccinations for the special price of £20 (£15 at Derby) ensuring your rabbit is protected against the fatal conditions of Myxomatosis and Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD). For information visit our website.
During Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW), easipetcare is offering FREE health checks to all small furries including guinea pigs and also a 10% off neutering voucher. It is important to ensure that your rabbit is always in good health and is getting the right care it needs.
As part of Rabbit Awareness Week, one of our lovely nurses at easipetcare Reading and a rabbit owner herself, Anna, wanted to share some great tips for current and future rabbit owners. Througout the month, she will give some advice on various topics including shelter, diet and health. Here are her top tips for making sure your pet rabbit is in the best of health:
Feeding a pet rabbit can be expensive and many owners will have different ideas about what good diet should include.
Fresh hay or grass – also known as forage, given at least once a day, should always be available for a rabbit to eat. Diet containing at least 70% of good quality hay or fresh growing grass will have health benefits such as a healthy digestive system and teeth. Lots of fibre from the forage prevents obesity and surprisingly boredom from the jaw movement required to chew. Hay should look fresh, needs to have green colour, smelling sweet and not contain dust or mould. Fresh grass, like hay, needs to be hand picked as grass cut by lawnmower starts to ferment quickly and that may lead to serious digestive problems. Also grass should not be picked from the parks because it can contain other animals waste.
Rabbits can also eat twigs from some trees and bushes. Giving twigs to your rabbit will also give them something to do and will help to keep their teeth in good shape.
Twigs should be picked in places away from busy roads and need to be free from chemicals that may have been sprayed on and should be washed before feeding them to your bunny.
Here are some examples of poisonous trees and bushes:
• Black cherry
• Chestnut, oak.
Make sure that your rabbit does not have any access to these.
Another important food group is leafy greens and a variety of vegetables. If your rabbit is overweight make sure they are having more leafy greens than root vegetables, which are higher in calories.
Some examples of vegetables suitable for your rabbit are
If they like herbs try mint, basil, coriander, dill parsley or rosemary.
Rabbits can also have small amount of fruits, because of the high sugar and calorie content, to vary their diet. Examples include:
Rabbit nuggets should be a good quality high-fibre pellets or nuggets. Muesli should be avoided because it increases the risk of dental disease.
In some pet shops there are lots of products like ‘rabbit carrot sticks’ or different types of milky treats which are not healthy at all for your rabbit. Nearly all of them have ingredients such as flour, eggs, colours and preservatives, which are not natural foods and should be completely avoided if you want to keep your pet rabbit in good health.
We’re just twitching to meet all your beautiful bunnies during Rabbit Awareness Week!
Rabbits are increasingly popular family pets with their playful nature and cottontail companionship; but they do require careful looking after and an annual health check is so important.
FREE Health Checks For Small Furries
During Rabbit Awareness Week, running between 9th to the 17th May 2015, all easipetcare Main Centres are offering FREE health checks to our small furry friends which include rabbits and guinea pigs. Our veterinary nurses will check their nails, ears, weight and offer advice on diet, behaviour and how to keep them in tip top condition.
Hop Into easipetcare For Your Rabbit’s Vaccination – only £20
To celebrate our Bunny Bonanza, throughout the month of May we’ll be offering rabbit vaccinations for the special price of £20 ( £15 at Derby) ensuring your rabbit is protected against the fatal conditions of myxomatosis and Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD).
Now you can ensure your brilliant bunny is protected at an amazingly low cost, from the vets who care.
Save 10% off Rabbit Neutering
You can further support your rabbit’s health by having them neutered. When you visit easipetcare during Rabbit Awareness Week for your health check, ask about the benefit of neutering your rabbit and receive a 10% voucher off neutering at easipetcare.
As a responsible rabbit owner you will be shocked to learn that over 67,000 bunnies end up in pet rescue centres each year. By looking after your rabbit you are playing an important role in caring for these beautiful pets, for which we send our thanks.
Here are some great tips for your rabbit from Anna, one of our fabulous Animal Nursing Assistants who loves all things fluffy and furry:
● Ensure that your rabbit is on a healthy and balanced diet .
● Every rabbit should be vaccinated and neutered.
● If you notice any changes in your rabbit’s normal behaviour or eating habits, contact your local vets as soon as possible.
● Rabbits need friends too – just make sure they have been neutered or you might end up with a large family of furries!
● Try to keep a similar daily routine
● Ensure the size of the indoor cage/ hutch is suitable
We’re doe eyed over the rabbits and their owners that we meet at easipetcare and look forward to seeing your bouncing bunnies as we celebrate Rabbit Awareness Week.
As we come to the end of of National Pet Month, another top tip for pet owners is to ensure that their pet is easily identified and the best way to do that is with a microchip. Remember by April 2016 all dogs will be required by law to be mircochipped so if you haven’t done that yet, pop along to your local easipetcare clinic where we offer low cost prices from £10.
Thinking of adding a new furry friend to the family? Most would immediately consider a new pup or kitten but there are thousands of older pets out there that are abandon and just want a loving a home. Thanks to the advance in veterinary medicines, our pets are living longer and healthier than before yet for many silver surfer pets, their older years are not so golden. May rescues have a lot of pets over the age of seven and we have put together some benefits of adopting a senior fluffy friend:
They have manners – unlike younger pets, grown up dogs have some form of understanding to commands and many would be house trained.
What you see is what you get – a senior pet comes with history so the future is a bit more predictable.
Old dog, new tricks – adult dogs are more focused on tasks and more attentive. If they need a bit more refining then you can always enrol into an obedience class.
Great company especially for senior citizens - the calming presence of an older pet can be very comforting to the elderly. They both appreciate the companionship and being by each other side through their golden years.
It is also important that if you have a pet over the age of 8 to get them a regular check up to ensure that they are as healthy as possible. easipetcare main centres offer FREE health checks for all pets over the age 8 which include, flea & worming advice , weight and nutritional management and dental hygiene.
Another great tip from National Pet Month. Suitable accomodation for a pet is essential wther you have a horse or a repltile. Please ensure that you research what will work best for your pet and if you need any advice on this please contact your local easipetcare main centre.