Can you still feel your pet's ribs?
Can you still see your pet's waist?
Does your pet suffer from tiredness or shortness of breath?
Unfortunately, obesity is becoming a huge health problem among our pets as it can lead to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis ......
Rachael and the Southern Cross team will be happy to advise you on a weight management programme for your pet and help you at your pet's regular weigh ins.
FREE SENIOR HEALTH CLINIC
Ageing is a process of changes to the body. Middle-aged pets start undergoing ageing processes which become obvious when your pet is seen as a senior (7 years old, depending on size and breed).
Ageing can be managed by understanding the changes occurring and acting on them before too much damage is done. Senior health checks (at least once a year) can lead to early detection of any age related problem.
Contact us to make an appointment at our Senior Clinic. A consultation fee may be levied for problems unrelated to age.
Please enrol your new puppy in our socialisation classes at our Puppy School. Classes are held in our garden on a Saturday morning by Tracey who is a veterinary nurse. Your puppy will have so much fun and you will be given lots of information and instruction. We find that puppies who have attended the classes will love their future trips to our practice.
Contact us or Tracey (083 3202832) for more information
Read more about our Puppy School
We offer a dog bathing service every morning during weekdays, weather permitting. You can choose a shampoo for your dog or ask one of the vets to recommend a shampoo especially if your dog has a skin problem. The dogs are brushed and after their bath, they air dry in one of our outdoor cages. We do not offer clipping or trimming.
Contact us to make a booking.
FREE NEW PUPPY AND KITTEN CHECK UPS
Please bring your new bundle of joy for a health check. Our veterinary nurse or vets will make sure that all is well and check when the next vaccination and deworming is due. You will also be able to purchase all your puppy and kitten accessories. Collect your free Southern Cross Puppy and Kitten Information DVD at reception.
We love meeting your new family member.
TREADMILL AND BIKE EXERCISE FOR YOUR DOG
We offer treadmill and bike exercise sessions for your dog. Our kennel staff supervise your dog on the treadmill or take your dog for exercise using the Bike-a-Buddy bike attachment. This means that your dog can still receive his essential daily exercise even if you have a very busy schedule. Exercise is also a very important part of your dog's weight management programme. Contact reception to book an exercise session for your dog.
NURSE CLINICS are available with Rachael, our veterinary nurse.
Rachael is available to take appointments Monday to Friday between 9am and 11am and between 1pm and 3pm for your convenience. She will also be available on two Saturday mornings every month.
Please contact reception to book an appointment for:
Puppy and Kitten Advice
Deworming and Flea Control Advice
Pre-Spay and Pre-Neuter Check Ups
Senior Pet Advice
Long Term Arthritis Care
Diabetic Check Ups
Dental Check Ups
The goal of physical rehabilitation is to give your pet the best quality of life for the longest possible time. Physical rehabilitation speeds up recovery from injury, surgery, or other physical problems. Physical rehabilitation restores the best possible function whether your pet is an athlete living life in the fast lane or enjoys a more laid back lifestyle. In providing physical rehabilitation, we strive to ensure wellness and balance for pets. A well and balanced pet is a healthy and happy pet.
Read more about the conditions which can benefit from physical rehabilitation and the different treatments that we offer
Acupuncture is the practise of inserting fine, solid needles into the body for pain relief or, in some cases, to help the body deal with other diseases. Acupuncture works through the nervous system. The needles block the pain messages and encourage the brain and central nervous system to produce more of the body’s natural painkillers. In conditions that are not painful, acupuncture may help to reset the body’s normal functioning.
Pain is the most common indication for acupuncture. Usually this means pain associated with arthritis, but also muscle strains, pain secondary to disc disease and bony changes of the spine (spondylosis). Other kinds of pain may also respond. Functional conditions such as constipation and cystitis in cats and irritable bowel type problems, colic and acral lick dermatitis (lick granuloma) in dogs may respond.
Read more about acupuncture for your pet