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How can we help your pet?

Inglis Vets Care Plans

Inglis Vets Care Plans

Get your pet off to the best start with our care plans! 

  • Weight Clinics
  • Microchipping
  • Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Surgery
  • Puppy Parties

Weight Clinics

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.

Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Surgery

Here at Inglis Vets we are extremely proud to be able to offer Keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery. This service is available at our Halbeath Road Veterinary Hospital in Dunfermline.

Laparoscopic Ovariectomy

What is Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Surgery?

Keyhole (Laparoscopic) surgery is a minimally invasive surgery performed under general anaesthetic. Whereas a standard spay procedure involves creating a larger incision to enable the surgeon’s hands to enter the abdomen, the Keyhole surgery involves creating two smaller incisions (or ports). One incision is used for a tiny camera (called a laparoscope), which displays a magnified image on a monitor, giving a clear view of the abdomen. The other small incision is for long instruments that allow the surgeon to remove the dog’s ovaries.

After their operation

After the operation your dog will wake up from their anaesthetic under the care of a vet or vet nurse. Your dog will be looked after by our dedicated nursing team in a warm, comfortable kennel until they are ready to go home. With routine operations like neutering, your dog won’t routinely need to stay in overnight.

What are the advantages of Keyhole spaying?

  • Less pain post operation
  • Faster recovery time
  • Smaller wound
  • Minimally invasive

To ensure the area is sterile, it is necessary to clip an area of fur on both your dog’s sides and underneath the belly. Both of the small incisions are closed with stitches that are under the skin, so there is nothing for your dog to disturb. This means it may not be necessary for your dog to wear a plastic collar after the procedure.

Does my dog have to rest after the procedure?

We understand how tricky it can be to keep young dogs rested. After a keyhole spay the recuperation time tends to be shorter. We would usually restrict exercise for only 2-3 days post lap spay instead of 7-10 days for the traditional technique.

Post-operative check

After surgery it’s advisable to check the wounds daily for redness, pain, swelling, discharge, or unusually high temperatures. We will see your dog for a routine post-operative check at any of our clinics, 2-3 days post-surgery. Providing they are recovering well and the wound is healing nicely we can then advise that they can start to return to normal exercise. 

For any more advice on keyhole spaying please give us a call or visit our Veterinary Hospital. Our team will be happy to help answer any questions you have.

Puppy Parties

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



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