Metrovets Veterinary Services
Metrovets offers a large range of veterinary services from working to ultrasound facilities we have the full range of medical equipment for your pet.
We advise that all dogs and cats are vaccinated. Dogs need to be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza and leptospirosis. This is a course of two injections, 2 weeks apart and can be started from eight weeks of age. An additional kennel cough vaccine can be given as nasal drops.
Kittens need to be vaccinated against cat flu, feline enteritis and feline leukaemia. As with puppies, it is a course of two injections, but started at nine weeks and given 3 weeks apart.
Rabbits need to be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemmorhagic Disease. This is given in one injection per year.
A booster vaccination is required every twelve months for cats, dogs and rabbits.
Vaccination is safe and painless and protects your dog or cat against a range of serious infectious diseases. Boosters are essential to maintain protection. We prefer to give each pet the smallest number of vaccinations possible and will vary the components that we give each year to achieve maximum protection with minimum vaccination.
There are two types of worms found in dogs and cats- roundworms and tapeworms; they frequently go undetected because they are not often seen in the faeces. All dogs and cats get worms at some stage. They can cause digestive upsets, especially in puppies and kittens and are a potential human health risk. Effective and safe wormers are available over the counter at reception. It is advised we weigh your dog frequently to enable us to give the correct dose. We recommend worming all pets every 3 months.
Treating Fleas & Ticks
Fleas are becoming more of a problem for dog and cat owners. Every cat and dog is vulnerable to picking up these parasites if they are not under treatment..The most effective and safe flea control products on the market are available at reception. Please ask the vet or nurse for expert advice on their use. We recommend using either Spot-On or Tablet flea and tick treatments every three months all year round.
We advise neutering of cats at 5 months old. Male cats are less likely to wander and fight if neutered. Fatal infections, such as feline aids and feline leukaemia, are seen more often in entire male cats.
A female cat will have 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year, so in an 8 year life span she could have 200 kittens!! It is advisable to neuter to avoid unwanted pregnancies and unwanted kittens.
It is recommended to neuter female dogs before they have their first season as this eliminates the risk of mammary cancer in later life and prevents unwanted pregnancy, false pregnancy and a serious uterine infection, pyometra. The best time to do this is at 5 months old.
Male dogs should be neutered if not used for breeding. This helps reduce the risk of prostatic disease and testicular cancer in later life. Again the best time to do this is at 5 - 6 months old.
We advise neutering both male and female rabbits at 5 months old. Female rabbits are prone to uterine cancer and false pregnancies, male rabbits can be prone to aggression if not neutered.
We also advise that the ideal time for microchipping you pet is when they are neutered, it is less stressful for them to do it at this time. However if you do not intend to neuter your pet it can also be done at a normal consultation, the best time to do a dog depends on their breed, the vet will advise on this. Microchipping is the best method of having your pet returned to you safely if they were to go missing. All animals found stray are scanned for a microchip by the animal shelters or vets.
Overview of Metrovets Veterinary Services
- Flea Treatment
- Surgical Operations
- Puppy Parties
- Dentistry and Dental Care
- Nail Clipping
- Repeat Prescriptions for long term medicines
- Radiography ( X-Ray )
- Blood testing In-House
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Electrocardiograph ( ECG )
- Home Visits
- Pet Passports
We strongly support the principle of insuring your pet against unexpected illness or accidents. Please ask for details about insurance from any member of staff. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to settle your account and then reclaim the fees from your insurance company, however in certain circumstances we may accept direct payment, but we only offer this if the pet is insured with Pet Plan.