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Dogs

We offer comprehensive healthcare needs for your dog at Ystwyth Vets.

Puppies can be vaccinated as early as 6 weeks against Parvovirus, and at 7 weeks can commence their vaccination programme against Canine Distemper Virus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza Virus, Leptospirosis spp. and Canine Adenovirus. Vaccinations are also available for Kennel Cough (Bordetella bronchoseptica) and Rabies.

Annual vaccination thereafter is strongly recommended, providing an excellent opportunity for an annual health check.

Kennel cough vaccine and rabies are preferably administered as single vaccines, at least two weeks apart from the annual booster vaccine.

Puppies should receive roundworm treatment every 2 weeks from birth to 3 months of age. Thereafter, monthly treatment with a complete (round and tapeworm) wormer is advised until 6 months old, and every 3-4 months thereafter.

Flea treatments may be required on an individual basis. Do contact the surgery for advice.

We have a separate dog kennels for in-patients, with some very large kennels to accommodate the bigger dogs, and an isolation facility for infectious cases or administration of chemotherapy.

Our in-house laboratory provides for rapid analysis of blood, urine and skin scrapings. We also use IDEXX external laboratories for additional testing and histology. Our on-site diagnostic facilities include ultrasound, endoscopy, doppler blood pressure monitoring and digital radiography.

We do most surgical procedures, including orthopedic procedures, in-house. Complex cases can also be referred to specialist centres when indicated.

We carry out dental treatment and prophylaxis on cats, and both vets and nurses can advise regarding your dog’s dental care.

Neutering can be carried out at any time after 6 months of age.

The Dog's Trust are a charity committed to the welfare of dogs and were responsible for rehoming over 16,000 dogs from their 19 centres across the UK last year alone. They provide funding assistance for dog neutering in certain circumstances, and we can advise you of this at the surgery; please ask.

Our nursing staff are always on hand to give advice on many aspects of caring for your dog, such as husbandry and nutrition. Do call the surgery if you have questions.

By April 2016, by law, all dogs in Wales require to be microchipped. This facilitates early identification of lost dogs, and deters theft. We provide a low-cost service for microchipping at all our regular surgeries. Do call the surgery for information.

We are enabled, by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, to register a single pet per qualifying client under their scheme, enabling greatly subsidised treatment for illness. Please enquire for details.