Pet Healthcare Plan
Our Pet Healthcare Plan allows you to spread the cost of caring for your pet throughout the year. It covers your pet for all of their basic health needs, including preventative treatments and expert advice, giving you complete peace of mind.
The Pet Healthcare Plan provides regular veterinary health checks. We will give you advice, support and treatment planning to prevent problems arising with your pet in the future.
The cost of maintaining the general health of your pet is divided throughout the year into monthly Direct Debit payments.
You will also qualify for additional discounts on other items & services in the Practice.
Our Plan includes annual vaccinations including an annual intranasal kennel cough vaccination, a year’s supply of flea and worming products (monthly Advocate spot-on, six monthly Droncit tablet), a six monthly vet health check and a 10 % discount on all other practice services , including neutering. Patients over 8 years of age can also receive one annual free of charge senior blood screen. We currently subscribe to the Dog’s Trust Scheme by which we can implant a free identichip into any dog that does not have one.
Our Plan includes annual vaccinations (including Feline Leukaemia Virus vaccination when appropriate), a year’s supply of flea and worming products (monthly Advocate spot-on , three monthly Milbemax tablet), a six monthly vet health check and a 10% discount on all other practice services , including neutering. We can also implant an identichip into any patient on the cat plan that requires one at no extra cost. Patients over 8 years of age can also receive one annual free of charge senior blood screen.
SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON ALL THE ELEMENTS WHICH ARE INCLUDED IN OUR HEALTHCARE PLAN
OUR COMPREHENSIVE PET HEALTHCARE PLAN GIVES YOU:-
Full clinical examination twice a year, including advice on:
* General Health * Ears * Eyes * Weight * Skin * Teeth
* Annual Vaccinations + Kennel Cough Vaccination for Dogs
* Worming Treatments (sufficient for 12 months)
* Flea Treatments (sufficient for 12 months)
* An additional 5% discount on your first years premuim of Vetsure Pet Insurance (ask our staff for details)
* Senior Blood Screen for patients over 8 years of age
Our Pet Healthcare Plan is for preventative care and is designed to run alongside your Pet Insurance to provide complete cover for your pet. The plan also provides excellent value for non-insured pets
This gives owners peace of mind and helps with early identification of developing problems such as obesity, dental disease, skin disease and mobility problems. The visits allow you to discuss any concerns you have. They also help us to track the progression of any pre-existing conditions to ensure that your pet is on the most appropriate treatment.
For those patients on long term prescription medication we are required to examine the patient every 6 months in order for it to qualify as 'under our care' and to allow us to continue to prescribe its treatment. The healthcare plan checks fulfil this obligation.
The ANNUAL booster vaccination will protect against Distemper, Parvovirus , Adenovirus and Leptospirosis is included in our Pet Heathcare Plan.
Distemper is a viral infection that results in a wide variety of symptoms in infected dogs - these include a cough, nasal discharge, diarrhoea, neurological symptoms such a seizures and over time a thickening of foot pads and nose (hence the common name hardpad).
Parvovirus is widespread in the dog population, it is also a very resistant virus and can survive in the environment (eg. In dog faeces) for long periods. Infection in dogs causes a severe hemorrhagic diarrhoea which is rapidly fatal if not treated. Young pups that recover from infection may develop heart failure as a result.
Infectious Canine Hepatits (Adenovirus)
infection with Canine Adenovirus results in liver failure and jaundice.
There are two forms of Leptospirosis that regularly affected domestic dogs. Both are spread by contact with infected urine from dogs or rats. L.canicola causes kidney damage while L.icterohaemorrhagiae causes liver damage.
This viral infection is one component of the Kennel Cough disease complex.
Kennel Cough Vaccine (Intranasal) is also included in our Pet Heathcare Plan
Kennel cough is a hacking cough, which is spread by droplets from an infected dog during close contact and is highly contagious amongst dogs. It is usually seen when dogs become infected with Bordatella bonchispetica, after first developing a cough caused by Parainfluenza virus. There is a five day incubation period, after infection, before the cough starts. Following recovery, dogs remain infectious for at least 3 weeks.
We recommend ANNUAL vaccination with an intra-nasal kennel cough vaccination. This can be done at the same time as the booster injection.
Dogs & Cats should be wormed regualrly. Intestinal worm infestation can result in symptoms such as stunted growth, anaemia, diarrhoea and vomiting. In young animals severe worm infestations may result in intestinal obstruction.
Lungworm infestation may result in haemorrhage from the nose and mouth, coughing and in some cases, neurological symptoms such as paralysis. Both types of worm infestations can have fatal consequences.
There are three main types of worm that we are concerned about in practice.
Roundworms are a human health risk. The dog is infected by swallowing worm eggs passed by another dog. Puppies can be infected directly from their mother while in the womb or through their mother s milk. We recommend the MONTHLY application of Advocate Spot-on to control roundworms. In young puppies we may also use Milbemax or Panacur oral wormers.
Roundworms (Toxocara canis) can also be picked up by humans from their pets. In rare cases this can cause medical problems such as visceral or ocular larva migrans.
Tapeworms have an intermediate host. The dog becomes infected by eating (part of) the intermediate host, such as a rabbit etc. In fact the commonest dog tapeworm has the flea as an intermediate host. The dog becomes infected by swallowing a flea when grooming itself. To control tapeworms you must worm the dog AND eliminate (or control exposure to) the intermediate host. We recommend that dogs are treated with Droncit tablets (or Milbemax or Drontal tablets), at least every 6 months, to control tapeworms.
Dogs become infected with canine lungworm (Angiostsrongylus) after swallowing slugs or snails. Lungworm infection can result in several clinical syndromes including coughing, paralysis or uncontrolled bleeding. Infection can be fatal if not rapidly treated. There are currently only two products licenced for prevention of lungworm infection. We recommend the MONTHLY application of Advocate Spot-on.
Fleas are a very common problem & cause irritation, allergy & anaemia and also transmit tapeworms. Fleas can be treated easily, but only if using the correct products
Your pet can be treated to prevent flea infestations, but regular treatment is vital. We can use a number of products; there are spot-on products, such as Advocate, or tablets, such as Comfortis. Each type of product has its advantages. In most cases monthly treatment with Advocate is the most appropriate. If you have any queries or preferences regarding flea control please discuss these with the vet at your healthcheck visit. The healthcare plan is designed to be flexible and to allow different products to be selected if required and after discussion with the vet.
Where a flea problem is established, the flea population is largely made up of eggs, larvae and pupae, which are microscopic and live off the pet (for example in the carpet ). Therefore treating the pet will NOT deal with these juvenile stages. - in such cases we recommend the use of Indorex Spray. This product is used in the house ; on carpets and soft furnishings and on wooden flooring to kill the juvenile stages of the flea lifecycle that are not killed by on-pet treatments. Indorex spray should NOT be used directly on your pet.
* Senior Blood Screen is included in our Healthcare Plan for all Pets over 8 years of age:-
* Annual Vaccinations are included in our Healthcare Plan:-
* Full Clinical Examination every 6 months is included in our Healthcare Plan:-
* Worming (sufficient for 12months) is included in our Healthcare Plan:-
Annual Vaccination provides valuable protection for pets against many serious infections.The following vaccinations are included in your Pet Healthcare Plan: Vaccines are safe & effective & should be administered at regular intervals to ensure complete protection for your Pet.
The ANNUAL booster vaccination will protect against Cat Flu, Feline Panleucopaenia Virus and
Feline Leukemia Virus and is included in our Pet Heathcare Plan.
This is a syndrome with symptoms similar to human flu (fever, nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, ulcers in the mouth). In young kittens it can be fatal as a result of dehydration and secondary infection. Cat flu is caused by one (or more) of the following:
FELINE CALICI VIRUS
Once infected with Feline Herpesvirus or Feline Calicivirus, many cats become latently infected. This means that they may not show any signs, but when stressed, for example, may start to show symptoms of cat flu again. Cats are infected by contact with an infected cat. Kittens are often infected by their mother the stress of pregnancy and giving birth causes her to shed virus.
Feline Panleucopaenia Virus (Feline enteritis)
Infection with this virus results in a severe hemorrhagic diarrhoea. There is also a dramatic fall in the white blood cell count which suppresses the cat s immune response.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV )
Infection with FeLV can result in a complex pattern of disease. It can be associated with anaemia , immunosuppression and tumour formation (especially Lymphoma). It is generally spread by fighting between cats.
* Flea Treatment (sufficient for 12months) is included in our Healthcare Plan:-
This involves a small sample of blood being taken from your pet (usually at the healthcare examination).
We will screen this blood to check for anaemia, diabetes, kidney and liver disease, dehydration and electrolyte disturbances and blood protein levels. Through this basic test we can get an early warning of impending problems BEFORE they would be picked up by physical examination.
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EAST BARNET VETS PET HEALTHCARE PLAN
- the easy way to care for your Pet in simple monthly instalments.
PLUS - AN EXTRA 10% DISCOUNT
on all Practice services such as consultations, medication, dental care, food & surgery INCLUDING NEUTERING.
TO JOIN OUR PET HEALTHCARE PLAN
Simply fill out the Pet Healthcare Plan agreement form available at our Practice and hand it in at reception.
If you have any queries, please ask a member of our team who will be happy to provide you with further information.
** All Dog plans focus on weight of fully grown dog
Sarcoptic mange is a very common & highly contagious skin condition which causes extreme skin irritation & is contracted by contact with foxes. Mange causes severe itching and subsequent self harming in dogs.
We also regularly see ear mites (Otodectes), especially in puppies. Infestation causes severe irritation in the ears usually noticed as head shaking and the development of a dark waxy discharge in the ears.
Sarcoptic mange prevention is provided by monthly application of Advocate Spot-On - which is included in our Healthcare Plan
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO NON-PRESCRIPTION PRODUCTS
(ie. Pet shop products) AVAILABLE TO CONTROL MANGE IN DOGS.
Frontline does NOT protect against mange or ear mites.
* Sarcoptic Mange:-