At Arra Veterinary Clinic, O'Brien Street, Tipperary Town...
Puppy Health Care... Click to find out more
Core Vaccinations are given to prevent:
Other Vaccinations... Click to find out more
Kennel Cough can be given if your dog will be boarding in the next year and rabies vaccine is required for pet passport if your dog is going to be travelling.
Worming Your Puppy... Click to find out more
PUPPY WORMING SCHEDULE
Microchipping... Click to find out more
Microchipping is the only permanent way of identifying your dog. This means that in the unfortunate event that your pet goes missing you can be contacted and increase the chances of been reunited with your lost dog.
WHY SHOULD I MICROCHIP MY DOG?
HOW DOES A MICROCHIP WORK?
HOW ARE THE OWNERS TRACED?
Pet Insurance... Click to find out more
The last thing on new owner’s minds when they look at their healthy bouncing new puppy is sickness and big vet bills.
None the less we recommend investigating potential pet insurers as in the unfortunate incidence of an accident or illness at least the cost issue will not be a factor when deciding the best course of action for your pet. Also when your pet is at a young age and healthy as there are no pre-existing disease limitations.
Socialisation and Training... Click to find out more
Adult Healthcare... Click to find out more
Vaccinations are divided into two main groups: core vaccinations and Non-core vaccinations. Core Vaccinations are vaccinations that each dog requires annually to protect them for infectious diseases. Non-Core Vaccinations are optional Vaccines that may be needed by your dog depending on his/her situation.
Prevention is better than cure. Annual vaccination is essential for your dog, vaccinations are given to protect your dog from contracting a wide number of bacterial and viral diseases. Vaccination boosters are needed each year to boost your dog’s immune system and keep circulating antibodies high. For more information on core vaccinations visit our puppy healthcare page . We are offering a vaccination for life scheme to help reduce the cost of annual vaccinations and to encourage annual health checks in dogs.
If your dog misses their annual vaccination they will need to start the course of vaccinations again. For more information contact us.
These are optional vaccinations that may be required by your dog in certain situations
This is an internasal vaccine that provides immunity against bordetella bronchiseptica which is one of the organisms responsible for kennel cough. Any reputable kennels will require that you have this given to your dog at least 10 days before boarding. The vaccine lasts for a year
Rabies Vaccine is a requirement for the EU pet passport scheme. The vaccination needs to be given at least 21 days before intended date of travelling. Check out the pet passport section for more information
Dental Disease Treatment... Click to find out more
If your vet or veterinary nurse notices any tartar, gingivitis, periodontitis etc they will advise you on the best course of treatment.
Dental Scale: A dental entails general anaesthesia (they bite when awake!) and removal of all the tartar and other ‘gunge’ from your pet’s teeth with an ultrasonic descaler – just like in a human dentists.
Tooth and root examination: Once this is done each tooth and its roots are examined individually and if required the tooth can be removed. Unlike in humans, if there is any doubt vets often remove the tooth.Your pet will do fine with the tooth gone whereas with it there they may have problems very soon again and require another treatment.
Polish: Finally the teeth are polished to smooth out any microscopic imperfections and help reduce the build-up of further tartar.
In general this is a day procedure and is done routinely. For older animals your practice will discuss doing pre-anaesthetic blood tests to ensure the risks are minimised.
In short, do not underestimate the importance of looking after your pets teeth. Prevention is better than cure – so daily brushing is the gold standard, but a good diet and watchfulness will make sure that you spot any problems early.
Preventing Fleas and Other Ecto Parasites... Click to find out more
Fleas are a common occurrence in dogs of all ages all year around and particularly in the summer. With a range of products available it is easy to sort out a treatment and preventative protocol to suit your needs. Ticks are not as common as fleas but can be picked up anywhere in Ireland especially in areas with trees and long grass. Another common ectoparasite in dogs and puppies are ear mites. These are very painful and irritating.
How do they spread?
Fleas are picked up from:
How do I know if my pet has fleas?
In addition to extreme discomfort, fleas and ticks can also cause serious health problems in pets and people.
Treating Flea Infestation
There are many products available to treat flea infestations but remember prevention is better than cure. Call into us for advice on the best possible prevention and treatment regime for your pets. The important things to remember in treating an infestation are below:
FLEA LIFE CYCLE
The Life Cycle of the flea:
NOTE: This is why it is important to treat the animal (host) as well as the environment
NOTE: The fleas will simply lie dormant in their cocoons and wait – they can wait for many, many months for a host to reappear. Cocoon eradication is, thus, very important if an environment is to be rendered completely free of fleas
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