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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: //www.bayvets.co.uk/nurse-clinics/

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.

 

 

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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Be the STAR of our New Vaccine Reminder Cards!

BAY VETS ARE SEARCHING FOR THEIR NEXT STAR!!

To tie in with our Vaccination Awareness month for the month of July, we are looking for a canine friend to be the face of our new vaccination reminder post cards that are sent to thousands of our clients!

All you have to do is upload your puppy or dog’s photo through the following link: //a.pgtb.me/Pll6m9 before the 31st July 2016.

The lucky winner will then be used on our vaccination reminder postcards and will also receive a prize. Winner will be contacted in August through the given contact details.

You can also share your photo and the link with your friends by text, email or Facebook to receive more votes and increase your chance of winning.

Terms and conditions apply and can be viewed on the above link.

Vaccination Poster Photo comp

Come along to Wolfwood’s Annual Family Day – Sun 3rd July

Annual day 2016

Pet Photography Shoot available to Win at Bay Vets!!!

We love helping local charities, so we have decided to help Bendrigg Trust raise funds for their amazing art department who work with disabled children in their care. Bendrigg Trust Art Department are looking to raise £6000 to help with the facilities they have and to help continue this brilliant service to children.

We have been given an amazing gift by “Sam Adele Pet & Equine Photography” which is for 2 adorable pets to be photographed outside in a 2 hour photoshoot by the professional. The lucky owner will then receive x2 7×5 prints of their choice and x1 8×10 print of their choice of there furry friends, that’s not all though, they will then have access to an online gallery of which they can view every photo taken on the day from the shoot.

Therefore, we have tied this in with Bendrigg Trust and will be selling Raffle tickets at each of our surgeries located in Lancaster, Morecambe, Caton & Milnthorpe. Our raffle tickets will be £1 per strip and the lucky winner will receive this amazing gift whilst helping us raise for an excellent cause.

If you would like to take a look at some of the work by this fantastic artist the link to her website is: //www.samadelepetservices.co.uk/ and Sam’s Facebook page is //www.facebook.com/SamAdele-PetEquine-Photography-409850829165518/info/?tab=page_info.

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Feline Friendly Talk Success!!

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Cats Protection league, here at Bay Vets we have committed to holding some feline friendly talks throughout the year of 2016. The talks are held at The Strathmore hotel in Morecambe located on the promenade. Everybody is welcome to attend and entry is completely FREE.

Our most recent talk was on “Tums & Teeth” and what problems our little feline friends may have with these topics. Due to the fabulous location seating is available and tea, coffee and cakes are included also.

Here are a couple of photos from our last talk on Wed 18th May 2016.

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Dr Katie Kyle – Veterinary Surgeon of Bay Vets attended the talk along with Bay Vets fellow Cat Advocates Diane & Jo.

 

Here is the date and information of the next talk…we would love to see you there!

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Feline Friendly talks to celebrate Cats Protection’s 10th Anniversary

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