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Pet Advice

Advice on caring for your pet

Read our guides below on preventative care for your pet, to learn more about worming and fleaing your pets in addition to information about pet vaccinations. More information coming soon!

Worming & Flea Treatment

Worming

Worm-free pets are healthy and happy!
Roundworms and tapeworms commonly infest cats and dogs with no obvious symptoms, making de-worming more vital. Worms are a threat to humans and need to be treated regularly. If your pet gets affected by worms, it can also lead to adverse effects on you. This is why we suggest worming your dog or cat four times a year. Different sized pets require different treatments, so please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss your requirement.

Flea Treatment

Fleas living in your pet's fur are small and difficult to detect. They are the most common parasitic problem with pets. While sprays, flea collars, powders, shampoos and dips can work, it is better to get your pet at our centre at Castlewellan to get the best defence against these blood-sucking parasites. Our staff are trained to recommend the best up to date treatment for your pet.

In addition to fleas and worm control, we also suggest regular vaccination for your pet's healthy life. 

For more information on parasite control contact us.
 

Vaccinations

Vaccinations for your canine friend

Vaccinations are important for the health of your dog. It can prevent from the four major infections affecting it.

  • Parvovirus
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Canine Parainfluenza
  • Rabies Vaccination and the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) 

Some vaccines can be suggested by our veterinarians based on the specific risks to your dog. Get the right vaccination for your dog so that it remains happy and healthy. In addition to the primary vaccination, which is administered in the first few weeks, your dog needs re-vaccination every year to stimulate their immune response.

Regular vaccinations for your cat

  • Regular vaccinations can prevent your cat from infectious diseases such as cat flu, feline leukaemia virus and feline infectious enteritis.
  • Feline Infectious Enteritis
  • Feline Upper Respiratory Disease
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus
  • Rabies Vaccination and the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) 

Rabbit vaccinations

  • Myxomatosis causes death in rabbits and is spread by blood sucking insects such as rabbit flea. This disease can be controlled by insect control and vaccination.
  • Viral haemorrhagic disease can be rapidly fatal in an unvaccinated rabbit. The only protection for your rabbit is through vaccination.

Regular booster vaccinations are required for dogs, cats and rabbits. Please remember for the PETS scheme you must make sure that your pet is given its booster on time, otherwise it will not meet the conditions of the scheme and would have to be vaccinated and blood tested again. It would have to wait another six months before being able to enter the UK. Get in touch for reliable pet vaccinations.

Practice information

Castlewellan Surgery

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    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tue
    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

028 4377 8302
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Find us here:

Castle Veterinary Group 8 Dublin Road Castlewellan BT31 9AQ
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028 4377 8302

Downpatrick Surgery

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  • Mon
    9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Tue
    9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 6:45pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

028 4461 7077
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Find us here:

36 Church St Downpatrick BT30 6EJ
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Please call this number for emergencies:

028 4461 7077