Top tips for keeping your pets healthy and away from the vet during Covid-19
Some top tips to help you keep your dogs, cats and rabbits safe and well during Covid-19
Written by Dr Catherine Thomas BVM&S, MRCVS, CertAVP (ZooMed)Veterinary Surgeon
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A new resource for Pet Owners
As Pet owners ourselves, we understand how important it is to find right pet services to help you care for your pets. At Wangford Veterinary Clinic, we get asked all the time if we could recommend a reliable dog walker, an experienced trainer, a licenced kennels or cattery where pets will feel safe and comfortable.
With this in mind the team from Wangford Vets created PET HUB
Macmillan Coffee Cake and Kibble Morning
Every penny we raise will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support so please come along and support us if you possibly can on Friday 27th September
Wangford Veterinary Clinic has just become an investor in Wildlife
The practice has just become an 'Investor in Wildlife' with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the county's nature charity – the only organisation dedicated wholly to safeguarding Suffolk’s wildlife and countryside.
“I love my pet” – Poster competition
Calling all those young artists out there.......Its time to get creative and win a prize! At Wangford vets we are celebrating pets and how much we love them, all of them of all shapes and sizes, dogs, cats, rabbits, in fact any animal that is a pet.
Rabbit Awareness Week 1st - 9th June 2019
FREE Nurse Clinics for Rabbit Awareness Week
Let our nurses help you to keep your pet happy and healthy.
We are offering for the week from the 1st to the 9th June:
*5% off Vaccinations and free treats
*Free dental check
*Free nail clip
*Give information on how to help prevent flystrike
*Give information on weight and diet.
Order your pets repeat prescriptions in plenty of time
With another Bank Holiday rapidly approaching, we are reminding owners to order their pets repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.
Wangford Veterinary Clinic is now able to offer Acupuncture Treatment for Dogs.
Wangford Veterinary Clinic is now able to offer acupuncture treatment for dogs.
Vicki Holland Howes, MRCVS has completed a course in Veterinary Acupuncture.
Could Acupuncture help your dog ?
Find out more about the treatment and how it works
We all had a lovely time at last nights Puppy Party - have a look at these lovely photos.
Enter now to WIN a Dog Maze Feeding Bowl
WIN - Dog Maze - a specially designed dog feeding bowl worth £30.
This will help to stop your dog from eating too quickly as well as keep him challenged and stimulated
Enter today - Winner announced March 1st
Valentines Photo Competition
Love is in the air between you and your pet/s and we want to celebrate the love of our pets.
Post a photo of you / your family and your special pet and you could win a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a luxury hamper for your pet. Find out more here .
Online Repeat Prescriptions from Wangford Vets
Help us to help you
If your pet is on long-term medication you can order a Repeat Prescription Online.
This means ordering your pets repeat medication has never been easier. Through our website you have 24 hour access ordering medication, veterinary diets, supplements as well as flea and worm treatments
Each application for a repeat prescription (however it is received) has to be checked against the animal’s history by a veterinary surgeon and Initialled as this is a legal requirement. Therefore, as the applications have to be processed carefully, we need adequate time to complete the dispensing. Please allow at least 2 working days (this excludes weekends and Bank Holidays), for your request to be processed.
How to - Step by step guide
Wangford Veterinary Clinic Gift Vouchers - A Meaningful Gift
Ask any animal lover and they will tell you, their pets are family and there are
not many things in life we love more, so contributing towards their health care is a very valuable gift.
All rabbit owners should know about these serious diseases
There are two main infectious diseases seen in rabbits which we can vaccinate against.
The first is myxomatosis and the second is viral haemorrhagic disease(vhd), also called rabbit haemorrhagic disease (rhd).
Both are caused by viruses and both can kill rabbits.
Man's (and Woman's) Best Friend
Our Poppies on 4 Paws Appeal runs until November the 11th and we are asking pet owners to show their support by displaying a special clip on poppy on their dog’s collar or harness. These poppies are plastic, quite durable and florescent so perfectly suitable for a dog to wear.
Dogs truly are man’s best friend, they have for many years and still do serve alongside human soldiers so it’s appropriate that we should in return, show our support and thanks by commemorating them in this way.
Join us for coffee and a variety of scrumptious homemade cakes
Coffee (& tea) Cakes & Pastries served all day with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
We even have some special treats for you furry friends so bring them along too.
Many of you will remember Forrest – a Hearing Dog Puppy sponsored, by the team from Wangford Vets for around a year now.
We though you might like an update on the progress of this lovely boys training.
We are feeling very proud of him!
Brampton Plough Day & Country Fayre
FUN DOG SHOW - Sunday 2nd September
Brampton NR34 8EA
Judge: Dill Cliffen
Entries from 10am – Judging from midday
Organised by the Wangford Veterinary Clinic team
Rosettes and prizes to 5th place in each class
15 kg bag of Skinners food for Best in Show and 2.5kg bag of Skinners food for Best Reserve
Open to all dogs OVER six months old - No bitches in season please
IS IT SAFE to give my dog ice cubes and frozen treats?
We are aware of several views on this subject on social media.
In our opinion ice cubes are ok to give dogs, but not necessary, cool drinking water and paddling pools etc are sufficient.
To celebrate Suffolk Day tomorrow we thought it would be nice to share photos of your dogs walking on one of our lovely Suffolk beaches or anywhere in the spectacularly beautiful countryside where we are lucky enough to live.
To start us off this fab photo is Mutley-Moo & Hunni-Bear on their walk at Benacre (Ange & Co Independent Estate Agents)
Cant believe it - we have reached the finals of this national competition!
Addressing your concerns about NexGard flea &tick treatment
It has come to our attention that concerns have been raised by members of the
public about the use of NexGard / NexGard Spectra to treat our dogs against
ticks and fleas.
Facebook is a valuable tool for circulating information, however, the NexGard
information in the post we saw is not validated nor put into context and so has
led to confusion and unnecessary concern. As you will see later in this article not treating your pet may actually be detrimental to its health.
Puppy Party Fun and Games
Puppy Party Fun & Games
Some beautiful pictures taken at Wednesday evening’s Puppy Party
Your Pets Oral Hygiene Care
Free dental checks with our nurses offer advice on maintaining Oral Hygiene – looking after your pet’s teeth and gums - appropriate diet, brushing, chews and toys etc
Puppy parties are the best possible kind of socialising experience and great fun for everyone. Book your place now with reception - call 01502 578999
Fridge magnets raise funds for homeless pets
50p from every sale will go to LOCAL Pet Rescue Charities
Black and White Pet Photo Competition
Win a Canvas Print of your Pet in our FREE to enter competition
FREE Flea and Tick check for all clients
If your pet seems to be itching and scratching a bit more than usual there is a good chance it could be fleas!
That’s why we are offering a FREE Flea and Tick check with one of our nurses.
Are you providing the best protection for your pet rabbit?
Over the past two years there have been increasing reports of a new variant of VHD, VHD-2 which is not covered by the combined vaccination. So to protect against this new variant we have a second vaccination which needs to be given every 6 months.
The first vaccination clinic will be held next Tuesday the 30th May between 11am and 3pm. If you would like to book you rabbit in please contact us on 01502 578999. If you can’t make this date you can still contact us and register your interest for future vaccination clinics.
Meet our 12 year old practice cat named Billy
The team at Wangford have adopted a 12 year old practice cat named Billy
Book Now for our next PUPPY PARTY
The party lasts just over an hour and is free of charge. Vets and nurses from the practice will be talking about some of the aspects of caring for a puppy to ensure it grows into a healthy adult dog including neutering and dental care.
Wangford Vets have 1000 of these key-ring and card set to give away
We have designed our own Pet Home Alone key-rings and cards and will be giving them away to clients. The idea is supported by the Halesworth Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Part Time Reception Job Available
Wangford Veterinary Clinic are looking for a part time receptionist to join their Award Winning Team.
No I haven’t spelt it wrong – it’s the name of our own premium range of shampoos, toothpastes and supplements.
Would you know what to do in an emergency?
Thanks giving for animals service - Sunday 12th March 4 pm at St Peter and Paul Church, Wangford.
This will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the relationship you and your family share with your animals , a chance to thank them for the unconditional love they give us.
Win a luxury cat or dog hamper for your special furry friend
It’s Time to Get Christmassy with Wangford Vets
Why not have a go at our CHRISTMAS DRAW to win a LUXURY DOG HAMPER - what doggie dreams are made of…... or for our feline friends a COSY CAT BED filled with indulgent cat treats and accessories.
Figures show more than 4,700 stray dogs had outdated microchips
Many more dogs, who were previously unregistered, are now chipped, however, lots people either simply forget to update their pets details on the microchip database or hesitate when they find out there is an additional cost of £15 to do so.
Missed your cats’ booster vaccinations?
Throughout October 2016 we are offering the full vaccination course for the price of a booster. So long as the first vaccination has been administered and paid for in October, two/three weeks later the second vaccination will be given free of charge.
Finalists in the Pet Industry Federation Awards
Wow, what a wonderful surprise this morning when we got the news that we are finalists in the Pet Industry Federation Awards, the Pet Services category !!!! We are all so excited
New products – Green & Wilds Naturally for Pets
Healthy & Natural, this new range of products includes chew roots – 100% natural tree roots that are long lasting and will not splinter, work as a nature’s toothbrush and are rich in minerals.
You can tell it all looks good when most of the team are taking them home to try on their pets tonight
We would like to announce the winners of our Summer Pet Photo Competition.
When we launched our competition, in the beginning of July we simply had no idea of the amount of absolutely beautiful photos we would receive, it has been fantastic and I am just glad that the competition was voted for by the public and not us. We loved hearing about your pets too, many of these turned out to me so moving and really showed what a big part that our pets play in our everyday lives and just how much we love them.
Suffolk trading standards issue warning about Imported puppies
This warning comes after Suffolk County Council’s Trading Standards team have quarantined a Bichon Frise puppy after it was discovered it had been brought into the UK illegally, unbeknown to her owners who live in Stowmarket.
PLEASE CAN YOU HELP this beautiful cat find a new and loving home?
She is 10 ½ years old and is quite nervous due to only ever living with one elderly lady since she was a kitten. Unfortunately her owner now has to go into a care home and the cat must be found a home in the next two weeks!
Dog Friendly Beaches in Suffolk
There are a total of 8 beaches listed where dogs are allowed and a further 5 where dogs are restricted in Suffolk.
Summer Pet Photo Competition
Upload pictures of your pet enjoying the summer and have a chance of winning £250 worth of goodies for your pet.
We would love to see your pet as his/her mischievous, happy self, enjoying the summer. We are looking photos of your pets doing whatever they enjoy the most
The team from Wangford Vets will be at Sotterly Country Fair on Sunday 26th June
The team are looking forward to being a part of Sotterly Country Fair and have some fun games for your dogs to try.
Puppy Party Fun at Wangford
Puppies learn a lot when they play and they certainly did a lot of that. Our parties are an excellent way to socialise a new puppy and giving them a positive encounter with other at the vets and with other pups.
Both Walter and Boris as well as nurses, Estelle, Steph and Jill were at the party.
Two of the most natural pet foods on the market
Having tried both of these brands on our own pets, we believe them to be two of the best and most natural pet foods on the market.
Not only will your pet enjoy the wide choice flavours and grain free formula’s, you will have the peace of mind that are feeding a quality food.
Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day 2016
Sunday 1st May
It’s that time of year again, time to get up and go with team Strutt Your Mutt – join the hundreds of others who will be taking part with their dogs to raise funds for our two wonderful charities , Dogs for Good (previously called Dogs for the Disabled) and Pets as Therapy. This family fun day brings people together and celebrates the unique relationship that we share with our dogs.
Puppy parties - the best possible kind of socialising experience
Puppies learn a lot when they play. We provide a safe place for them to socialise and have a positive encounter with other pups. They also get to meet our vets and nurses while experiencing a variety of new sights, sounds and smells. Things we take for granted - like hats or umbrellas - or men with beards - can seem strange and maybe even scary to young dogs. At the puppy party they’ll encounter these things and more - they’ll even learn about letters coming through the letterbox and landing on the floor!
HELP US to help this wonderful charity
Hearing dogs can literally transform people’s lives – a dog gives a deaf person the independence to go out without feeling alone or self-conscious
I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of myself and the team at Wangford Veterinary Clinic for the amazing support and generosity of local people following our appeal for food, toys, treats and bedding.
Once in a lifetime adventure
Follow Dee and Phil’s once in a lifetime adventure - a motorcycle journey from Argentina, travelling though all of South and Central America to the USA!
Animal charities tell us: “Christmas is always a sad time of year – more dogs are brought in during this time and it can be difficult re-homing them, not least because families have little money left at this year to take on the responsibility and cost of a new pet.
All rescue homes/ charities are completely reliant on the generosity of the public to feed homeless dogs and cats 365 days a year and that amounts to enormous quantities of food that have to be found.
13 mile Sponsored Walk raises almost £600
Six members of the team from Wangford Vets got together with friends, family and clients to walk from Southwold to Thorpeness along the beach.
The Veterinary Awards are often referred to as the 'Oscars' of the veterinary industry and last year we had such a fantastic response that we thought we would have another go.
Find out the nomination categories and how to nominate Wangford Veterinary Clinic.
Southwold to Thorpeness sponsored Beach Walk
The team from Wangford Veterinary Clinic and their dogs are aiming to raise £1,500 to help buy a public access defibrillator for the village, by walking 13 miles from Southwold to Thorpeness.
We would be very grateful if you would sponsor us and delighted if you wanted to join us.
Petplan Awards Finalists 2015
All the staff are overwhelmed to have been nominated by our clients for the prestigious award - the veterinary equivalent of the Oscars! We are in the final three practices nominated from thousands all over the country.