At Inglis Vets we offer our clients bespoke weight clinics for their pets. We all understand the importance of our pets having a good diet, however almost 50% of dogs and cats in the UK are overweight.
Overfeeding is the main cause, although there can also be underlying reasons for your pet being overweight. Overweight pets are also at a greater risk from arthritis, heart disease, breathing conditions, diabetes and skin problems.
Our nurses are really committed to ensuring your pet gets the best help on maximising their diet. We'll assess your pet, suggest an ideal weight target and put together a plan to help your pet lose weight. We’ll also help support you during this time with follow up appointments to ensure your pet’s weight is kept on track - working together can make this easier to achieve!
Weight clinics are for a three month block and cost just £18.99. With this you'll recieve helpful diet and health advice as well as some fantastic discounts on Royal Canin food. For more information, give us a call or pop in for a chat!
What is microchipping?
Microchipping is a simple safe and quick procedure. It can make all the difference in being reunited with your pet should they stray, go missing or be stolen.
The microchip is the size of a grain of rice, and the procedure which can be carried out by one of our vets or nurses takes only a few minutes and lasts a lifetime. It is similar to getting an injection and the microchip is normally implanted under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades using a needle and special syringe.
Is microchipping compulsory?
Yes, compulsory microchipping in Scotland was introduced in April 2016. If we can help with microchipping please get in touch.
How does a microchip help to reunite a lost pet with their owner?
When your pet is microchipped, you and your pet’s details are stored in a microchip database along with the microchip’s unique fifteen digit code.
When a missing pet is found, an animal professional such as a vet or a dog warden will scan the pet to check the microchip’s unique number. They will then contact the microchip database your pet is registered with and speak with the client care team. After security checks have been done, your details will be released to the animal professional so that your pet can be reunited with you.
Can I change my address and contact details?
Yes they can be changed with the database holder for a small fee.
Our puppy parties are delivered by our experienced nurses and are a great way to socialise your pup with puppies of a similar age in a safe and controlled environment.
Dogs have a special sensitive period at the start of their lives and during this time, they learn to accept things around them, which makes them less fearful of these experiences later in life. This window closes between 12 and 16 weeks of age.
Anything encountered at this time is generally tolerated and even enjoyed! After the window closes, unfamiliar people, objects and experiences can be met with caution.
Coming along to our puppy parties, which are run in blocks, means your puppy can mix with the other puppies attending and meet the grown-ups too.
The parties are also a fantastic opportunity for you to get some great advice on looking after your puppy, with the likes of diet, exercise and general health care.
Puppy parties cost just £10 for the block and are free if you're a member of our Inglis Vets Care Plan!
Our parties are held at:
Inglis Vets Healthy Pets 142 Hospital Hill Dunfermline KY11 3AU 01383 734380
Inglis Vets Polbeth 8 Polbeth Road West Calder EH55 8SR 01506 242444
Alphavet 39 High Street Kinross KY13 8AA 01577 863328
For more information on the next parties please call your local branch.