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Christmas Costume Competition


We're getting festive here at Bond Street and we'd love to see photos of your pets doing the same, whether it be in their favorite Christmas jumper or just enjoying the snow!
The winning photo will be announced on Friday the 22nd, you'll get a prize picked just for your pet!
We're accepting entries though our Facebook 'Bond Street Veterinary Clinic', or email your photos to bondstreetcomps@hotmail.co.uk.
please leave you full name and your pets name to be entered into the competition!

 


 

It's been a summer of babies

 

Locum Veterinary Nurse Amy gave birth to a bouncy baby boy on the 27th of July. Jenson Antony weighed 6lb 13oz

 

  

 

 

Veterinary Surgeon Fiona had a lovely   baby girl on the 31st of July. Isabel Holly weighed 7lb 6oz.

 

 

 

 

Veterinary Surgeon Suzanne gave birth to a goreous baby girl on the 9th of September. Alice Suzanne weighed 6lb 3oz.

 

 

 

 


 

Flystrike

What is fly strike?

Fly strike or Myiasis is a condition when bluebottle flies lay their eggs in your rabbits fur, particularly if soiled with faeces or urine. When the eggs hatch into maggots they feed on the rabbits flesh, burrowing deeper and releasing harmful toxins as they feed. The risk is increased in summer months, as the temperature increases flies become more active and search for somewhere to lay their eggs.

Are my rabbits at risk?

Any rabbit can suffer from fly strike. Outdoor rabbits are more prone but it can affect indoor rabbits as well. Flies are attracted to urine and faeces, so they will lay their eggs in damp and dirty fur that is soiled with urine or faeces. Elderly and overweight rabbits that have difficulty cleaning themselves are the most at risk of fly strike.

What are the symptoms?

You should check your rabbits fur twice daily for eggs and maggots. If you find any you should contact your vet immediately. If your rabbit is suffering from fly strike initially you will notice lethargy. Clinical signs progress quickly and unfortunately many affected rabbits die.

What should I do if my rabbit has fly strike?

 Contact your vet immediately; this is an emergency so get your rabbit to the vet as quickly as possible. Remove any visible maggots from the fur, and soak the fur with warm water to tempt out any that have burrowed into the skin.

How can I prevent fly strike?

Keep your hutch clean, remove soiled bedding twice daily and disinfect the whole hutch including bowls weekly. Feed high roughage food (hay or grass) mostly which keeps your rabbit slim. Overfed rabbits are less likely to eat their caecotropes and this soft faecal matter can stick to their back ends, attracting flies. Keep them clean, this may mean getting them clipped around their back end. You may want to consider covering their hutch with a fine mesh to stop the flies getting in in the first place. Most importantly check your rabbit for maggots and eggs twice daily, at least every twelve hours. If you check at six in the morning, a fly could lay it’s eggs just after, by the time you check again at six in the evening those eggs could have hatched in maggots and already be making a meal of your bunny.

 


 

Huge Congratulations to our Veterinary Surgeon Fiona Brewis who after 2 years of hard work has recently passed her Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in small medicine.

 


 

Get Fit with Fido

Getting fit this January? Why not get your dog involved too? Follow the link below to sign up for the Kennel Clubs get fit with fido scheme; with tips for pet and owner, a great prize for the biggest slimmers and even a motivating playlist.

http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/get-fit-with-fido/

 


 

Halloween Competition Winner

 

Congratulations to the lovely Arthur who won our Halloween Competition this year!!! He looks Fantastic!

 

 


Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease

We have created two downloads for you highlighting Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease, and the importance of vacinating against Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus-2.

>Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease

>Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus - 2

 


Compulsory microchipping  

Since the 6th of April this year, all dogs should have been microchipped and registered to an approved database from 8 weeks of age.

 

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and should be inserted by a veterinary professional or a trained microchip implanter. It's injected into your pets scruff and only takes a few minutes. The microchip is programmed with a unique 15 digit number, that is then registered to your details. If a stray dog is brought to a veterinary surgery, dog warden or charity etc.. they will always scan for a chip.         

 

Useful Information

  • The Microchipping Of Dogs Regulations 2014 will be enforced by the local authorities, police constables, community support officers and any other person which the secretary of state may authorise to act as an enforcer.
  • If your details are registered to a dog you are the 'keeper' of this dog and therefore legally responsible for that dog. For example if your dog should bite a person you are legally responsible for this.
  • There are no exemptions to the rules! You will only be exempt if a veterinary surgeon certifies that your pet can't have a chip for health reasons, and the correct forms must be filled in by the vet.
  • If you are found to have a dog that is not microchipped you will be served a notice requiring you to have the dog chipped, you will have 21 days to do this. If you don't comply with the notice you will be fined £500.
  • The above is also true if you don't keep your contact details up to date! So remember to change your details if you move house or change phone number etc...
  • When your pet is chipped you should be given documentation by the implanter, that has the chip number and the contact details of the database your chip will be registered to. You should also receive confirmation within 14 days that your pet has been registered. 
  •  If  you are worried your contact details are not up to date, you can look up your pets details online or by phoning the database company that your pet is registered with. 
  • When purchasing a puppy at 8 weeks of age, you must ensure that they are microchipped and registered to the breeder on a microchip database. You must then ensure registration is transfered to you with all the correct contact details.

 


 

 

Heart Disease in Large Breed Dogs 

Did you know that large breed dogs can be at risk of heart disease? The most common form in large dogs is called dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM for short.

 

 

About DCM

  • DCM is a disease that affects the heart muscle and its ability to pump blood around the body.
  • The heart muscle gradually becomes weakened and floppy.
  • The heart stretches and enlarges and becomes very inefficient at pumping blood around the body.
  • DCM is characterised by two phases, a long and 'silent' preclinical phase, where your dog appears healthy, followed by a shorter clinical phase (i.e. heart failure) where your dog will appear ill.
  • The good news is that if DCM is detected in the preclinical phase, there are options for managing this condition, in some dogs, before they progress to heart failure. 
  • This makes detecting the preclinical phase important, once clinical signs begin to show the disease can progress quickly.

How to recognise DCM in your dog

As the preclinical phase can be silent, your dog will generally look and act happy and healthy. This is why we recommend that if you have a large breed dog, 20kg or over and three years or older, then talk to us about keeping a close eye on their heart health.

Some dogs may show some slight signs of preclinical DCM, if you notice any of these come down to see us:

  • Changed breathing pattern
  • Reluctance to exercise
  • Fainting
  • Unexpected or unusual weight loss
  • Decreased appetite
  • Coughing

The Importance of reagular check ups

Although preclinical DCM is more often than not 'silent', heart screening is required to detect it. If it's found early we can start treatment to manage the condition, which can help to extend your dog's life. Large breed dogs over 20kg and over 3 years old are advised to have regular heart screening.

Heart screening will involve running one or more tests, which could be:

  • Blood tests - to check specific heart-related markers
  • Chest x-rays - to assess the size of your dog's heart
  • ECG- this checks the electrical rhythm of your dog's heart
  • Heart scan (echocardiogram)- ultrasound of the heart, to examine it in detail.

Regular screening is important as your dog may not have preclinical DCM at one check up, but may develop it at a later date.

Remember, heart disease can develop at any time in at risk dogs. Acting early can help extend your dog's life!

Call us on 01625 425637 to arrange an appointment to talk about heart screening.

 


Vectra Felis

Fast protection from fleas with no bite required spot on for cats and kittens now in stock!

 

 


 

Help save the Macclesfield pets.

Did you know that your local RSPCA depends completley on your donations? Not by the RSPCA headquarters or the government. Show your love for our Macclesfield animals in need of help and simply text RESQ12 and £2/£5/£10 to 70070 

Did you know it costs £7000 per month just to board all the aniamls for one month. That's even in peoples houses who volunteer to foster! For emergency and routine treatment it can cost anywhere between £500 and £2000 per month at each veterinary practice in Macclesfield.

RSPCA Macclesfield website

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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