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RABBIT AWARENESS WEEK 17TH – 25TH JUNE 2017

To celebrate Rabbit Awareness Week (17th-25th June) here at Bay Vets, we will be holding FREE Rabbit Health Checks for the whole month of June.

What is RAW 2017?
This year’s Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) is running from June 17th -25th, and this year we will be addressing the fact that rabbits remain one of the most misunderstood pets in the UK.

The key issue for the 2017 campaign is the lack of pet owner understanding around the importance of a hay-led, fibre-rich diet in supporting good digestive health, dental health and behavior, after the news that only 30% of owners report that their rabbits have constant access to fresh feeding hay for eating.

For more information speak to your nearest Bay Vets surgery to book in for a FREE rabbit health check.

Celebrating “Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month”

May is VETERINARY NURSING AWARENESS MONTH!

Throughout the month of May we will be sharing advice about each and every service our amazing Nurses provide here at Bay Vets!

Veterinary nurses play an important role in the care of your pet, and are a vital member of the veterinary team. They carry out technical work and are skilled in undertaking a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures, under veterinary surgeon direction.

Veterinary nurses also advise on keeping pets healthy and in many practices run their own nursing consultations and out-patient checks.

Take a look at just how skilled our nursing team are here at Bay Vets by visiting the following webpage: https://www.bayvets.co.uk/nurse-clinics/

Name the elephant competition – WVS

ANITA’S ZAMBEZI CANOE CHALLENGE COMPETITION!! 

To help raise funds for the WVS (Worldwide Veterinary Service) and to support Bay Vets Administrative Director Anita in her 100 mile Zambezi Canoe Challenge in September, we will be running the following competition at all 4 of our surgeries. To read more on Anita’s challenge, you can visit the following Just giving page:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Anita-Lowis1  or for more information on this amazing charity you can visit: https://wvs.org.uk

To enter: Select one of the 265 male names from our surgery list for just £3 per entry!!!

The winner will win a BRAND NEW APPLE IPAD MINI worth £250 and also have the opportunity to take our adorable elephant home to keep.

ENTER NOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!!

Competition closes end of April 2017.

Bay Vets Cat Friendly Accreditation with the ISFM

Save-A-Pet Quiz

 

 

Following on from our Christmas Quiz we had for Save-A-Pet animal charity based in Morecambe, we are super pleased to announce £108.00 has been raised.

The winner with an amazing 25/25 for the quiz is Mrs Lyth from Carnforth. Here Mrs Lyth is, with our Boutique Assistant Linda collecting her prize being a yummy chocolate hamper. 🙂

Thank you to all that entered and helped us raise funds for this amazing animal charity. Here are the answers for those of you who racked their brains to enter.

 

 

Brush up on the facts of your pets dental hygiene

NATIONAL PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH – FEB 2017 

To celebrate National pet dental health month, here at Bay Vets we will be hosting “FREE DENTAL HEALTH CHECKS” with our Veterinary Surgeons for the month of February only.

Brushing your pets teeth isn’t just about fresh breath. Gum Disease is a common, serious problem in pets, yet brushing can prevent it.

Vets estimate that 85% of dogs over 5 years of age suffer from periodontal disease, which develops when food particles and bacteria collect along the gum line and form soft deposits called plaque.

Over time plaque develops into hard tartar and this can cause gum inflammation. As the inflamed gums begin to separate from the teeth, pockets form in which bacteria grow, causing periodontal disease to get worse. This can lead to pain, loss of teeth and bacterial infection which can speak to kidneys, liver or their brain.

Periodontal disease is irreversible so prevention is the key to keeping your pet healthy & happy.

 

It is ideal to brush your pets teeth daily like you would your own, but if you schedule doesn’t allow this then aim to brush at least several times a week.

If you are unsure on your pets dental hygiene or have any concerns, simply contact your nearest Bay Vets surgery to book your free check up.

Offer ends 28th February 2017.

 

The fireworks are coming!!

SLIMPOSSIBLE WITH BAY VETS 

Your pet’s quality of life will be dramatically reduced if you allow them to become overweight

Contact us now for guidance on your pets weight management

 

Just like humans, animals can become overweight if they eat too much, are fed an incorrect diet or don’t exercise regularly. As well as being bad for their waistline, becoming overweight will put your pet at risk of developing serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Animals have a tendency to eat whatever they are given until it is gone. It’s extremely important that your pet eats the correct amount of food for their breed and size. You should also ensure that the diet they are being fed doesn’t contain more energy than your pet uses.

Lots of factors can contribute to your pet gaining weight. Your furry friends’ age, breed, sex and neuter status can all play a part in becoming overweight.

Making sure your pet exercises regularly has a number of benefits. Not only will it prevent them from putting on weight, but their joints will remain in good health and you will have plenty of opportunity to spend quality time with your four legged friend.

If you’re concerned about your pet’s weight, we can help. At Bay Vets our nurses and veterinary surgeons work closely together, and can create personalised diet plans for your pet; whether they need to gain or lose weight. You will also be invited along to one of our FREE Slimpossible clinics that work similarly to the human meetings.

In the meantime, if you are concerned about your pet’s weight you can monitor it in between their annual visit to the vet. You should be able to see the outline of their ribs, see and feel their waist, and when you look at them from the side, their stomach should be tucked up out of view. If these points do not apply to your furry friend, bring them to see one of our friendly professionals at Bay Vets.

If you would like more information about which diet you should be feeding your pet, or you are concerned that they are gaining or losing too much weight, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can book a free consultation with one of our nurses who will provide you will lots of great information and tips on how to manage your pet’s waistline effectively.

CHRISTMAS PET PRODUCTS NOW AVAILABLE!

Now Halloween and Bonfire night has past us, the Christmas Countdown has officially begun.

 

We now have some amazing Christmas presents for pets available at Bay Vets Boutique located in Lancaster. Here’s Belle modelling our latest stock.

 

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Bay Vets Boutique located within the Lancaster Bay Vets Surgery and a open 6 days per week. FREE Parking available on site. 

PREPARING YOUR PET FOR FIREWORK SEASON!

The best way to prepare for fireworks is to think like a dog about fireworks. They feel scared as they are alarmed by the loud noises of the fireworks but do not understand that fireworks cannot harm them and feel safer when their home feels safe and secure.

You can help your dog by preparing a ‘safe haven’ or a ‘dog den’. If your dog already has a hiding place then this space can be used making it as snug and secure for your dog as possible by adding blankets or bedding. If you are making your ‘dog den’ from scratch try to do this a few weeks in advance so that your dog knows it is a safe place when fireworks start.

Plugging in an pet anxiety diffuser 4 weeks prior and this will increase the security felt by your dog and help to create a calm environment.

Various diffusers and sprays are now available at Bay Vets Surgeries.

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Bay Vets Charity Evening

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