Preventative Care

Preventative Care

Worms, Fleas & Ticks

All pets should be wormed and treated to prevent worms, fleas and ticks regularly as they can be a health risk to other animals and humans. Practice staff will be able to advise you as to the best care regime for your pet.

Please note that the products available from the practice are prescription medicines and are not available through pet shops or supermarkets. This means that a vet will need to have seen your pet within the last six months to be prescribed such treatment. We offer a free check-up for new clients to allow them to purchase these products.

Vaccinations

Moorgate Veterinary Group believes in regular vaccination of your pet. Routine vaccinations are available for cats, dogs and rabbits. After the initial course you will receive a booster reminder through the post when your pet is due each year. All animals are given a thorough health check and this is an ideal time to discuss any problems or worries you may have.

Neutering

There are many benefits to having your pet neutered. Some of these benefits include:

  • Prevention of unwanted pregnancies
  • Reduce the risk of various health problems associated with unneutered pets
  • To help stop behaviour problems, frustration & aggression
  • Prevention of straying

Cats

We recommend both male and female cats are neutered at 6 months of age, though it may be performed slightly earlier if needed.

Dogs

Male dogs are castrated from 6 months of age. Female dogs are spayed either at 6 months of age or approximately 3 months after a season. Spaying at 6 months, prior to the first season, will dramatically reduce the risk of mammary cancer later in life, though some benefit will still be achieved if spaying is performed before 3 years of age.

Rabbits

Rabbits can be neutered from 3-4 months of age. Ovarian cancer is known to be very common in older female rabbits and as spaying involves removal of both ovaries as well as the uterus this will be prevented.

Ferrets

If ferrets are kept and not used for breeding then there are risks of adrenal tumours and other diseases. We recommend either keeping a vasectomised male or discussing sterilisation of females with a vet as there are several options.