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Summer 2017



Pet Holidays!


Here are a few tips for the holidays! tongue wink


• If you are driving with your pet this summer make sure that they are restrained- both for safety and to prevent getting points on your driving license!! cool grin


• It is now compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped. We also strongly recommend microchipping for cats in case they go missing or get stolen


• If you’re going abroad (including the UK) you will need a rabies vaccine and pet passport issued by the vet raspberry ! So organise these in plenty of time to avoid problems.


• If you need a “cat hotel”, We take pride in our purpose built cattery catering for your feline friends. The cattery includes cat pods and a specially constructed “fun run”.


•Make sure your pet is protected against nasty parasites like fleas and worms. These are especially common in the summer. We supply high quality flea and worm treatment here at the hospital tongue wink


• Finally make sure your pet’s annual vaccinations are up to date against common preventable deadly diseases. big surprise  Pay particular attention to kennels requiring a Canine Cough vaccine and don’t forget to make sure your rabbits have had their annual Myxomatosis vaccine!


If you have any questions regarding your pet’s health or well being, please feel free to phone, email or visit us at the Animal Care Hospital Douglas, where we take pride in providing you and your pet with the very best veterinary hospital care and grooming. kiss



Summer News cool smile

HOTDOGS (AND CATS!)  cool cheese



With the beautiful weather we’ve been enjoying remember it’s very important to protect your pets from the perils of Heatstroke.


Tips for avoiding heatstroke:

•Always provide your pet with a source of shade
•Make sure pets have access to fresh water
•Walk your dog in the cool part of the day


In the car: cool hmm


•Temperatures in vehicles can rise to dangerous levels within 15 minutes : If you leave your pet in the car make sure to park in the shade and leave a window open.
• Don’t leave any pet in the car for prolonged periods and check them at least every 15 minutes excaim
• Leave a bowl of fresh water in the car.


Remember
•Be especially careful if your pet is overweight
•Short nosed breeds are more prone to heat stroke so take extra care with your bouncy boxer or plucky pug


If you want more advice on heat stroke just give us a call on 021-4893033cool smile


IT’S CHRISTMAS!

... well almost!


Christmas is around the corner. Remember to stock up on pet food before the rush. Call in and avail of our special seasonal offers on top quality pet food. Hurry!, this is a limited offer cheese


Here are a few tips to ensure you enjoy and happy and peaceful yuletide with your pet:


Don’t be tempted by those puppy dog eyes oh oh  – while your dog will love the smell and taste of chocolate, even small amounts it can be toxic to your dog. And at this time of year, chocolate is in abundance in many households.


Young pets love to play with bright, shiny Christmas decorations but take care. Tinsel can lodge in your cats mouth or throat, and small decorations can be swallowed. Make sure your pet stays at safe distance. ohh


Christmas decorations also mean electric cables . Guinea pigs and rabbits may try to chew these so protect them by making sure there are no uncovered cables on the floor shock
Lastly remember not to feed leftover bones to your pets. Small bones can get stuck in your pets tummy. Stick to the finest turkey breast meat only! tongue wink


Enjoy a peaceful Christmas with all your pets

October 2016



This October at the Animal Care Hospital we can restore your pets winning smile cheese Avail of our fanastic offer of 10% off all dental procedures all month long. No more dog breath or tuna teeth wink 


Dentals are a day procedure. This means you can drop in your pride and joy first thing and collect them again just a few hours later complete with a set of shiny gnashers.
Don’t hesitate to contact us on 021-4893033 and we can book you a dental appointment for your special cat, dog or rabbit.

Autumn 2016



The holidays are over,  the kids are back to school and everyone is racing to work, training and that spinning class at 5 pm tongue wink . Don’t forget about your dogs daily exercise routine in the midst of the maelstrom. Remember a twice daily walk is vital keep to your dog happy and healthy. And if you are the proud owner of a cuddly cat remember to keep up their exercise too!. There are many cat toys available from feathers to toy mice to keep them active and fit.


This autumn at the Animal Care Hospital we are promoting Healthy Pet Month- keeping your pet healthy wealthy and wise LOL .


As part of this programme we are now offering to measure your dog and cats blood pressure. High blood pressure can be an issue especially in older dogs and cats and can lead to damage to vital body organs. Blood pressure is easily measured using our brand new state of the art blood pressure monitor. Any pets with blood pressure issues can be easily monitored and treated.


If you wish to book your pet for a blood pressure check just give us a call on 021 -4893033

August 2016



Pet Holidays!


Here are a few tips for pet holidays! tongue wink


• If you are traveling with your pet this summer make sure that while driving they are restrained , both for safety and to prevent getting 2 points on your driving license!! cool grin


• It is now compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped. We also strongly recommend microchipping for cats in case they go missing or get stolen


• If you’re going abroad (including the UK) you will need a rabies vaccine and pet passport issued by the Vet! So organise these in plenty of time to avoid problems.


• If you need a “cat hotel”, We take pride in our purpose built cattery catering for your feline friends. The cattery includes cat pods and a specially constructed excercise and fun run.


• Finally make sure your pet’s annual vaccinations are up to date against common completely preventable deadly diseases. big surprise  Pay particular attention to kennels requiring a Canine Cough vaccine and don’t forget to make sure your rabbits have had their annual Myxomatosis vaccine!


If you have any questions regarding your pet’s health or well being, please feel free to phone, email or visit us at the Animal Care Hospital Douglas, where we take pride in providing you and your pet with the very best veterinary hospital care and grooming.

July 2016



Lungworm alert  shock


Lungworm is transmitted by snails and slugs. Dogs swallow slugs and snails containing these nasty worms and they migrate to the lungs and blood vessels. They can cause breathing problems, heart problems or even death. 


If you have a pooch who likes to play with slugs and snails in the garden they are especially at risk. Prevent the transmission of this nasty worm by treating your dog monthly with a lungworm preventative


We can advise you on the best products to protect your pooch easily and effectively. Just phone us on 021-4893033 or call to our reception here at the ACH cheese

For all rabbit owners!  excaim



We’ve seen a number of cases of Myxomatosis in the hospital recently. Myxomatosis is an often fatal disease in rabbits. It is spread from one rabbit to another by blood sucking insects including fleas. It causes puffy swellings around the eyes and genitals and eventually leads to death. Myxomatosis, along with Viral Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea, can be avoided by having rabbits vaccinated
. If you would like to make an appointment to have a rabbit vaccinated or make an enquiry please call us on 021-4893033. wink

HOTDOGS (AND CATS!)  cool cheese



Following the sad story last week about a dog dying from heatstroke in Dublin here are some tips to protect your pets from the sun.


Tips for avoiding heatstroke:

•Always provide your pet with a source of shade
•Make sure pets have access to fresh water
•Walk your dog in the cool part of the day
In the car: cool hmm
•Temperatures in vehicles can rise to dangerous levels within 15 minutes : If you leave your pet in the car make sure to park in the shade and leave a window open.
• Don’t leave any pet in the car for prolonged periods and check them at least every 15 minutes
• Leave a bowl of fresh water in the car.


Remember
•Be especially careful if your pet is overweight
•Short nosed breeds are more prone to heat stroke so take extra care with your bouncy boxer or plucky pug


If you are concerned about heatstroke contact us at the Animal Care Hospital for further tips. Wishing you and your pet a fun filled summer wink


Summertime Cattery News!


If the long sunny days have made you think HOLIDAYS LOL ! remember that here at the Animal Care Hospital we can offer KITTY HOLIDAYS for your feline friends. Our fully equipped cattery provides luxurious accommodation for cats.


With a large exercise run available your cat will be able to run skip and jump their way through any stay here. So don’t delay and book your cat in for a short break or long holiday in the Animal Care Hospital Cattery.


Telephone us on 021-4893033 for more information about our

special summer cattery offers cheese



May 2016



Tick-tock! mad


As the summer approaches it is important to remember to apply anti-tick treatments to our dogs and cats wink . Ticks are parasites which attach to our pets skin and suck their blood. This is uncomfortable and itchy. Also ticks can spread diseases such as Haemoplasmosis in the cat and Lyme disease in dogs. Haemoplasmosis causes a serious anaemia in cats. Lyme disease can cause lameness, fevers and even kidney failure.


And with the advent of pet travel across Europe tick borne diseases such as Babesia, Leishmania and Ehrlichia are now occuring in Ireland. These are serious diseases with often fatal consequences.


Tick prevention:


Ticks are found in grass and vegetation, especially in uncultivated areas. If you see a tick on your pet’s skin remove it immediately. Take care to remove the whole tick as remaining body parts can cause an infection. Specialised tick removers or tweezers are best for removal.


To prevent or treat tick infestations administer regular anti tick treatment
- either tablets (e.g Bravecto) or spot- on treatments (e.g Broadline, Elliminal). These treatments will kill ticks within 24-48 hrs of attachment.


Keeping your pet protected against ticks is vital for their general health, and with summer approaching increased tick activity means increasing vigilance for us all as responsible pet owners cool mad
If you have any questions on ticks call to us here at the Animal Care Hospital. We can give you advice on appropriate treatment and prevention methods.

April 2016


Microchipping



Since the 31st of March the law states all dogs must be microchipped and certified. Never fear, we are offering discounted microchipping here at the ACH throughout the month of April so your pooch can stay on the right side of the law cool grin


Remember dogs microchipped before September last year will not have a valid certificate. Make an appointment with us to avail of our certification service at any time.
Remember you can also check if a microchip is registered on chipchecker.ie.



How to keep your pet healthy and happy!

Keeping your pet healthy & happy is really important. Overfeeding and/or lack of exercise leads to obesity in pets, which in turn can lead to severe health problems. These include joint disease, diabetes, urinary tract issues and heart disease. These issues can cause pets pain, lethargy and discomfort.

So how do I keep my skinny mini?

Complete pet foods will provide the range of nutrients your pet requires. We offer a range of pet foods in the ACH, each individually tailored to your pets age, activity level and health status. Feeding them additional food is usually unnecessary. Provide clean drinking water at all times. Meals can be fed 1-2 times daily. If your cat snacks through the day then deduct this from meals as cats can overeat when bored.

Can I feed treats?

We often use treats as a way of rewarding our pets during training or for good behaviour. This can have a positive effect but treats should be given sparingly and stick to healthy ones. Remember a treat doesn’t always have to be food – many pets respond better to a play reward or extra attention tongue wink

Exercise!

Cats should have plenty of room to run around and access to a garden is desirable. Spend time playing with your cat every day and leave some interesting ‘puzzle’ toys to keep them busy when you are out.
Dogs need lots of daily exercise to keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Walks are essential every day – even if it’s cold and wet outside. Just think of the health benefits you’ll be getting at the same time! wink


Keep a watch on your pet’s size and weight, and speak to us about how to help your pet get back in shape if they start to pile on the pounds. big surprise

March 2016

National Microchipping Month!


This March is National Microchipping Month


By law all dogs must now be microchipped and registered by March 31st
If your dog is already microchipped, you must now have a cert to prove it.  big surprise


For the month of March we are offering 10 free microchips and microchipping for 25 euro wink


Telephone us on 021 4893033 or call to reception for further details

February 2016



Canine Cough


As the evenings start to get brighter we will all be out walking that bit more! Better for us and better for our dogs smile .


Canine cough is a highly infectious cough that can spread from other dogs or even through the air. If your dog is out and about, meeting and greeting other canine companions LOL  remember to protect him against canine cough. Also boarding kennels require an up to date canine cough vaccination for all dogs. The vaccine is a simple nasal spray and is effective at preventing this nasty and persistent cough for a full year.


Luckily for you, the Animal Care Hospital has big discounts off canine cough vaccines throughout February. Your dog can be protected for as little as 23 euro*


Call in or telephone us on 021 4893033 for an appointment.
*offer subject to terms and conditions


JANUARY 2016


Arthritis alert!


In these cold January days our pets may suffer from more from their ongoing aches and pains. Osteoarthritis is very common in older dogs and cats. If your pet is slow on their normal amble and isn’t able to jump up on the couch to take up their throne as normal smile  it could indicate osteoarthritis in any number of joints.


Fortunately there are steps an owner can take to reduce the pain and provide more fluidity in the joint. Your vet will be able to work with you to recommend the best approach. This may include a tailored exercise programme, diet and nutrition and joint supplements .
If you are concerned about your pet’s mobility our veterinary professionals can talk you through all the options.


Don’t delay as it has been shown that the earlier joint diseases are treated, the better the outcome .


HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US ALL AT THE ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL! Here’s to a fun filled 2016 for you and your furry friends! grin


JANUARY SALES!


Don’t delay in availing of our new year discounts at the Animal Care Hospital! wink
Sign up to our V.I.P. programme cool smile  and avail of up to 15% off on vaccinations, worm and flea treatment, as well as neutering.
V.I.Ps also qualify for significant discounts off microchips and dental treatments


Phone us on 021 4893033 for further details & to make an appointment at your convenience


DECEMBER 2015


Kitty Christmas Holiday!


If your favourite moggy wants to visit us for a yuletide minibreak make sure to reserve a “cat pod” soon! grin . Our cattery is filling up fast for the christmas season! So don’t delay and reserve a spot for your cats R&R


Christmas!


Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat tongue rolleye but take care your pet doesn’t overindulge this festive season!
Here are a few tips to make sure all the family enjoys a peaceful Christmas wink


Chocolate can be poisonous to dogs and some of them just cannot resist the lure of quality street or that monster toblerone!.  So make sure the Christmas chocolates are locked away from your pets. red face


Young pets love to play with bright, shiny Christmas decorations but take care. Tinsel can lodge in your cats mouth or throat, and small decorations can be swallowed. Make sure your pet stays at safe distance. ohh
Christmas decorations also mean electric cables . Guinea pigs and rabbits may try to chew these so protect them by making sure there are no uncovered cables on the floor shock
Lastly remember not to feed leftover bones to your pets. Small bones can get stuck in your pets tummy. Stick to the finest turkey breast meat only! tongue wink


Enjoy a peaceful Christmas with all your pets
Happy Christmas from all at the Animal Care Hospital wink


NOVEMBER GROOMING OFFERS 2015
cheese


Dog grooming for all breeds now available at the Animal Care Hospital Douglas-FETAC certified


Appointments necessary and filling up fast so drop by or call 021-4893033 to book your furry friend in for grooming, personal care and attention given to each dog!


FULL GROOMS Include: bath & blow dry, brush out, hair cut, ear cleaning, nail trim, pads and sanitary clip from €25
BATH & BRUSH Include: bath & blow dry, brush out, ear cleaning, nail trim, & sanitary clip from €15
PUPPY PAMPERInclude: bath & blow dry, Brush out, mini puppy facial & massage ear cleaning, nail trim and sanitary clip for pups under 5 months from just €15



DENTAL CARE MONTH 2015

October is Dental Care Month
We are offering Free Dental check ups and Discounted Dental Treatment at the Animal Care Hospital.

75% of dogs in Ireland suffer from periodontal disease. Also dental disease is the most common disorder amoung cats and dogs over 6 years of age.
If you have noticed a smell from your pet’s breath, ohh  difficulty eating vampire  or excessive drooling tongue rolleye maybe it’s time to avail of the FREE OF CHARGE DENTAL CHECK UP WITH ONE OF OUR VETS

If your pet requires further care you will be pleased to know that THERE IS 21 EURO OFF ALL DENTAL PROCEDURES IN OUR VETERINARY HOSPITAL.


So call us to make your dental appointment on 021 4893033

SPRUCE UP YOUR DOG FOR CHRISTMAS cheese


We are now taking grooming bookings for Christmas. If you would like to have your pooch pampered for Christmas please book early to avoid disappointment.


JULY 2015


GET YOUR POOCH PAMPERED AT THE ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL GROOMING PARLOUR cheese


Is your pet in need of a good wash, cut and blow-dry or just a freshening up? The Animal Care Hospital now have a dedicated fully equipped grooming parlour. Our groomer Grace offers wash + dry and full grooming services. So whether your pet needs to go a little shorter for the summer or is just starting to get a bit whiffy confused give us a call on 021 4893033 and Grace can book them in for a pampering session.




JUNE 2015


MICROCHIP UPDATE! excaim


The deadline for compulsory microchipping of dogs is fast approaching ohh.

From SEPTEMBER 2015 onwards ALL PUPS must be microchipped by 12 weeks or before they leave the property on which they are born.

From MARCH 2016 ALL DOGS MUST BE MICROCHIPPED
.
For the month of June we are happy to offer discounted microchips. wink
For as little as 20 euro per pet* we will insert this permanent identifier underneath the skin of your pet. This also includes the registration fee.


Get ahead of the crowds and book your lovely pooch or charming moggy for microchipping with us today cool smirk
* t&c apply
Contact 021 4893033 to make an appointment .


SUMMERTIME FUN AT THE ACH! cool smile


Summertime fun with your pets smile



With summer (hopefully) around the corner,  as well as dusting off the shorts and bikinis we need to take time to avoid the more common and unique summer pet problems, so that they will be prepared for lots summertime fun.


• Summertime is the worst period for Ticks, Fleas, lice and lungworm, which are all a danger to your pet. excaim  Slugs and snails in our gardens carry lungworm which can be deadly to dogs.  10% of ticks in Ireland carry Lyme’s disease. Fleas can trigger allergic dermatitis and also infect your dog with tapeworm. We can best advise you on the best treatments.


Sun burn and heat stroke are often over looked in pets. Provide plenty of shade and cool water. Do not leave them in cars at all! Carry water on walks. On hot days exercise dogs in early morning or late evening. Use sun screen/block on exposed skin or thin haired regions (particularly on white& ginger cat’s ears). Get your dog’s hair cut and groomed to help keep cooler and help prevent skin infections like’ Hotspot’! red face


• Many plants and foodstuffs that we enjoy are deadly to pets. So this barbecue season remember to keep your pets away from: Onions, Garlic, Avocados, Grapes, Raisins, Chocolate, Bones and moldy food (toxins produced in hot weather). In the garden Lilies and Azaleas are deadly if ingested. Be careful using Citronella and other insect repellants which are also deadly if ingested by dogs.


• Insects can cause problems for your pets in summer. Be prepared for Bee and Wasp stings but a more serious problem is Fly strike!.  So if your dog, cat and particularly rabbit is elderly or unwell and has a soiled coat, flies lay eggs in their coat and maggots hatch and literally eat your pet alive!. big surprise


• If you are traveling with your Dog this summer make sure that while driving your dog is restrained , both for safety and to prevent getting 2 points on your driving license!! Make sure your pet is microchipped in case it goes missing or is stolen (will be compulsory from January 2016). If you’re going abroad (including the UK) you will need a rabies vaccine and pet passport issued by the Vet! So organise in plenty of time to avoid problems.


• Finally make sure your pet’s annual vaccinations are up to date against common completely preventable deadly diseases. ohh  Pay particular attention to kennels requiring a Canine Cough vaccine and don’t forget to make sure your rabbits have had their annual Myxomatosis vaccine as this disease is 99.9% fatal, extremely common, spread by fleas and so easily prevented!

If you have any questions regarding your pet’s health or well being, please feel free to phone, email or visit us at the Animal Care Hospital Douglas, where we take pride in providing you and your pet with the very best veterinary hospital care and grooming.


MAY 2015


THIS MONTH AVAIL OF OUR OFFERS ON DENTAL CARE, CANINE COUGH VACCINATION & FLEA AND WORM TREATMENT wink


DENTAL OFFER!
From now until the end of May we are offering discounted dental treatments at the Animal Care Hospital.

If you have noticed a smell from your pet’s breath, ohh  difficulty eating vampire  or excessive drooling tongue rolleye maybe it’s time to avail of the FREE OF CHARGE DENTAL CHECK UP WITH ONE OF OUR VETS

If your pet requires further care you will be pleased to know that THERE IS 21 EURO OFF ALL DENTAL PROCEDURES IN OUR VETERINARY HOSPITAL.


CANINE COUGH VACCINE OFFER!
ATTENTION ALL DOG OWNERS! gulp 
If your dog is going to kennels or classes cheese , attending a groomer shock ,  or even just a social butterfly out on walks LOL  then he will need an annual CANINE COUGH VACCINATION.

Until the end of May we are offering:
FULL VETERINARY EXAMINATION AND CANINE COUGH VACCINATION LASTING FOR 12 MONTHS FOR ONLY 33 euro* big surprise


WORRIED ABOUT CREEPY CRAWLIES? big surprise


Don’t fear, we can offer 15% off EVERY box of flea and worm treatments purchased on the day of vaccination .
Ask us about the new products available that ensure a stress free treatment regime for the most recalcitrant of pets tongue rolleye


Contact us on 021-4893033 or call in to make an appointment with us


*Discounted canine cough offer valid with another procedure only


GOOD NEWS STORY!


Free Parking at the Animal Care Hospital



Since the 1st of April the FIRST HALF AN HOUR PARKING IS FREE in Douglas Village. We commit to have your pet seen and treated within a half an hour. If a more in depth examination or treatment leads to a delay in your departure we will pay for any extra parking fees incurred.
In addition there are 3 FREE PARKING SPACES at the front of our building for client use only.
So feel free to call in to us at any time - 8.30am-7pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4.30pm Saturday.
No rushing required!


Spring is in the air


As we all know cats are peculiar creatures in many ways! Their breeding habits are no exception to this rule.  Breeding season begins as ‘daylight hours’ increase. That means that right about now your cat will start to roam and breed, producing many unexpected (and possibly unwanted!) litters of kittens. Cats will also suffer injuries from fights and accidents due to their roaming behavior.

Neutering is a safe, cost effective and highly efficient manner of preventing unwanted pregnancy for both cats and dogs. This routine surgery takes just a day and is a permanent solution to unwanted breeding and all of its ancillary problems.

Interestingly neutering has also been proven to have some major health benefits in dogs. Neutering will prevent womb infections and greatly reduce mammary cancer in the female dog. In the male dog neutering will reduce prostate problems, so common in later life, as well as eliminating testicular cancer.
For these reasons vets in Ireland recommend neutering of dogs and cats at 5-6mths of age.

If you have any queries regarding breeding and neutering of your pet check out the Animal Care Hospital Website or just phone or call into the Animal Care Hospital Douglas.


FEBRUARY 2015

Grooming Now Available at ACH!
From a simple Wash & Dry to Full Groom
We have an experienced groomer on site.
You can leave your pooch with us for the day if it suits you better.
See our Facebook page for Before & Afters cool smirk


JANUARY 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO TONTO!!!
See BEFORE & AFTER photos in our General Image Gallery

Tonto – Hills UK + Ireland Pet Slimmer of the Year 2014.  grin

(Owners testimonial)
“As you can see, Tonto was carrying a lot of extra weight. He had become a lot more sedentary and we had to lift him into and out of the car. Looking back, the worst thing was that we did not notice Tonto’s weight increasing and we let it continue until he was over 17kg. It was our vet who alerted us to the fact that he was extremely overweight which was particularly bad for his breed, a Cavalier King Charles.

Once we began the weight loss programme things rapidly began to change. We found it quite straightforward to keep Tonto to his daily ration of metabolic food. Everytime we brought him back to the vet we noticed that his weight had reduced. He now weighs 10.5kg which because he is a ‘tall’ Cavalier King Charles seems to be a good weight for him.

Tonto is a lot more active now. He can leap into the car and is generally livelier and healthier. Here’s hoping that he will be with us for many more years!”


DECEMBER 2014


Kitty Christmas Break!


Our cattery is filling up fast for the christmas season!. If your favourite moggy wants to visit us for a yuletide minibreak make sure to reserve a “cat pod” soon!.


Christmas!


Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat but take care your pet doesn’t overindulge this festive season!
Here are a few tips to make sure all the family enjoys a peaceful Christmas wink


Chocolate can be poisonous to dogs and some of them just cannot resist the lure of milk tray!.  So make sure the Christmas chocolates are locked away from your pets. red face


Some pets love to play with bright, shiny Christmas decorations but take care. Tinsel can lodge in your cats mouth or throat, and small decorations can be swallowed. Make sure your pet stays at safe distance. ohh
Christmas decorations also mean electric cables. Guinea pigs and rabbits may try to chew these so protect them by making sure there are no uncovered cables on the floor shock
Lastly remember not to feed leftover bones to your pets. Small bones can get stuck in your pets tummy and make them very sick. Stick to the finest turkey breast meat only! tongue wink


Stay safe and enjoy Christmas with all your pets
Happy Christmas from all at the animal care hospital


NOVEMBER 2014


(Puppy) Party season!!  


Not to get ahead of ourselves but….... festivities have already kicked off in the Animal Care Hospital. We are offering a FREE PUPPY PARTY for all puppies vaccinated with us grin 

This is a fantastic FUN opportunity for you and your puppy to meet new friends. You will also pick up valuable training tips from our expert staff.

Please enquire at reception or on 021-489333 if you would like an an invite for your little furry bundle of fun!


NOVEMBER IS M.O.T. MONTH! LOL 


Would you like your older pet to get the once over?? During November we are offering FREE Senior Pet Checks . Call to make an appointment.


This month we will also carry out URINE SAMPLING FOR FREE . Call in and collect your FREE sample bottle if you are concerned about your pets drinking or urination habits.


And if you are worried about your pets weight we can offer a FREE NUTRITIONAL CONSULT & WEIGHT CHECK for this month only!


So telephone, email or just call in to avail of these amazing giveaways wink


OCTOBER 2014


LOUD WEATHER/FIREWORKS AFFECTING YOUR PET? shock
- Stay calm
- Don’t act differently
- Don’t fuss your pet when fearful
- Have radio / t.v on for spells during the day & increase volume (so your pet
becomes used to it as background noise)
- Create a “den” somewhere dark & comfortable with familiar bedding & toys
etc.
- Using aids such as Pet remedy spray / DAP collar etc for the time of AND in
between thunder spells.
Please contact us for more information and advice.


DENTAL MONTH!
All through October we are offering discounted dental treatments at the Animal Care Hospital.

If you have noticed a smell from your pet’s breath, ohh  difficulty chewing vampire  or excessive drooling tongue rolleye maybe it’s time to avail of the FREE OF CHARGE DENTAL CHECK UP

If your pet requires further care you will be pleased to know that THERE IS A 21 EURO DISCOUNT OFF ALL DENTAL PROCEDURES FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.

Contact us on 021-4893033 or call in to make an appointment with us


SEPTEMBER 2014


BUDGET MICROCHIPS!  wink


For the month of September we are pleased to offer discounted Microchips.
For only 15 euro per pet (or 25 euro for 2 pets) we will insert this permanent identifier underneath the skin.
Remember that microchips will soon be compulsory for all dogs in Ireland. So get ahead of the crowds and book your lovely pooch or charming moggy for microchipping with us today cool smirk


Contact 021 4893033 to make an appointment.
We are open from 8am to 7pm weekdays and 9am-4pm Saturdays


Wiggly worms!


Our pets can pick up fleas and worms year round. Effective prevention is the key to your pets continued health


For those of us who have run out of tricks to get our cat to ‘just take the tablet ok! vampire

There is a new all in one spot on treatment for fleas, ticks and worms available exclusively for your precious moggie


We are also pleased to offer a new treatment for fleas and ticks in dogs which gives 3 months of protection


Just call in to us at the ACH for further details on these innovative products! cheese


JULY 2014


CANINE COUGH VACCINE OFFER!


ATTENTION ALL DOG OWNERS! gulp 


If your dog is going to kennels or classes cheese , attending a groomer shock ,  or even just a social butterfly out on walks LOL  then he will need CANINE COUGH VACCINATION.

During the month of July we are offering:


FULL VETERINARY EXAMINATION AND CANINE COUGH VACCINATION FOR 12 MONTH FOR ONLY 22.50* big surprise


Limited number of vaccines available so please book early.


*When you purchase a box of flea/tick or worm treatment.


HOTDOGS (AND CATS!)  cool smirk


We hope you are all enjoying the glorious weather! Avoid hotdogs and baked cats by following these simple tips cool hmm 


Tips for avoiding heatstroke:
•Always provide your pet with a source of shade
•Make sure pets have access to fresh water
•Temperatures in vehicles can rise to dangerous levels within 15 minutes. If you leave your pet in the car make sure to park in the shade and leave a window open.
•Walk your dog in the cool part of the day
•Be especially careful if your pet is overweight
•Short nosed breeds are more prone to heat stroke so take extra care with your bouncy boxer or plucky pug


If you are concerned about heatstroke contact us at the Animal Care Hospital for further tips. Make sure you and your pet enjoy the summer


FEELING THE ITCH?


Fleas and ticks are most active during summer months shock . Remember regular flea and tick treatment is vital to keep your pet healthy and itch free. We are pleased to offer a new easy to administer flea and tick treatment which affords 3 month protection!  grin . Stop those pesky parasites in their hop for 12 weeks at a time!


Please contact us at the ACH if you would like further information on parasite prevention and this innovative new product.


June Offer


FREE PET PARASITE CHECK


Summers here! cool smile
Hopefully you will get out and about with your pet over the next few months. However remember that summer is also the time when many nasty bugs spread their wings too…
Summer is the peak time for: FLEAS, TICKS, LUNGWORM AND CANINE COUGH.


Some of these can be very debilitating to pets (+ humans) and are preventable.
ACT NOW – prevention is always better than cure!!!!!!
We also have discount packages on all vaccinations required for boarding kennels with up to 15% off.
If you wish to avail of a Free Pet Parasite Check just ring 021-4893033 or ask at reception and make an appointment quoting the FPPC offer before the end of June.
Remember to bring along your pets vaccination cert so we can be sure your pet is fully covered for the holiday season.

 

Summer Update!


With the longer summer days many of us are getting out and about with our pets. Remember keeping your pet fully vaccinated is important year round. It is especially vital when our dogs and cats are out meeting their friends in the park or on the garden wall LOL .

All dogs and cats need Annual Vaccinations . If your dog is going to kennels, attending training classes or even meeting dogs on walks then they will also need protection from Canine Cough. Canine cough vaccination is available at a discount if given with the annual booster and is just a simple nasal spray.

We are also pleased to announce that for a limited period only there is up to 50% off Hills Vet Essentials Puppy &Kitten if bought at time of vaccination.

Contact us in the ACH for details on vaccinations and various discounts.


March Dental offer


Book your pet’s FREE DENTAL CHECK during the month of March.

In addition to the free check not only do you get a 21 EURO DISCOUNT off the dental fee but every dental patient gets a FREE BAG of Hills Vet Essentials pet food (worth 15 euro approx) to enjoy snacking on!.


Look forward to shiny gnashers cheese  for your cat and dog this spring!


Spring News!


The days are getting longer at last. LOL  We hope you & your pet pets enjoy the impending smile  good weather by getting out and about on walks and rambles. Remember though that outdoor life means an increased risk of infections.


Protect your dog and cat by keeping up to date on their annual vaccinations which prevent serious and often fatal diseases. There are many discounts available for cat and dog vaccinations including a vaccine amnesty. All through the month of february kitten vaccination courses are just 50 euro


We are offering more sweet deals with registration & microchipping for only 25 euro. Also we have discounted cat neutering this month- cat castration for 45 euro and cat spay for 55 euro.


Call into us at the Animal Care Hospital for further details

JANUARY SALES!


The discounts continue at the Animal Care Hospital. LOL  Avail of up to 20% off vaccinations, 15% off neutering and up to 30% off dental treatments for your pet this January.
Please phone us on 021 4893033 for further details or to make an appointment.


Happy new year from all at the Animal Care Hospital!


CHRISTMAS HAMPER COMPETITION


We are looking for seasonal photos of your pet. You can post your photos on our Facebook page or submit to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . The overall winner will receive a beautiful Christmas hamper just in time for the festive season. Hamper is on display in the reception of practice and on our facebook page. Get those entries in! Draw closes this Thursday 19th December.


Kitty Break!

Our cattery is filling up fast for christmas! If your favourite moggy wants to visit us for a christmas minibreak make sure to reserve a “cat pod” soon!.


Christmas!


Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat but take take your pet doesn’t overindulge this festive season.

Here are a few tips to make sure all the family enjoys a peaceful holiday season wink

Chocolate can be poisonous to dogs and some of them just cannot resist the lure of the box of roses! So make sure the christmas chocolates are locked away from your pets. red face

Some pets love to play with bright, shiny christmas decorations but take care. Tinsel can lodge in your cats mouth or throat, small decorations can be swallowed. Make sure your pet stays at safe distance. zipper

Christmas decorations also mean electric cables. Our smaller pets like guinea pigs and rabbits may try to chew these so protect pets by making sure there are no unexposed cables on the floor shock

Lastly remember not to feed left overbones to your pets. Small cooked bones can stick in your pets tummy and make them very sick. So the finest breast meat only!


Stay safe and enjoy christmas with all your pets
From all at the animal care hospital


Dental Care Month


FREE DENTAL CHECK UP


Dental problems are among the most common conditions we encounter as vets. Sore teeth and gums can leave your pet feeling miserable and irritated. Dental disease leads to bad breath and infected gums.


For the month of November in conjunction with Pedigree Ireland we are offering a FREE DENTAL CHECK UP for your dog or cat. To book in please ring us on 021 4893033. Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will check your pet’s prize gnashers!


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Halloween 2013


As we all know fireworks over the Halloween period can stress our pets.


Tips for helping your pet to cope with Halloween this year :


At least 1 week before .:
Create a Refuge room. Bring toys and food into this room, close all blinds and curtains in this room.Use Pheromone diffusers and sprays. We have found the “pet remedy” diffusers very effective in relaxing our boarders and patients in the ACH


On the day:
Try to ignore any fearful behavior as this can encourage it and don’t punish your pet when it is scared.
Ensure pet is in a safe and secure area at all times so it cannot bolt or escape after a loud noise.Move your outdoor rabbit hutch indoors for the evening. For the excitable pet keep them out of the earshot of the doorbell!


Afterwards:
Have a pheromone diffuser plugged in for 1 week in case similar events are likely to happen.


Don’t hesitate to contact staff at the Animal Care Hospital for advice on Halloween problems and the use of Pheromone diffusers.


September 2013


Travel!


An article in last weeks Sunday Times newspaper has highlighted a tightening of regulations governing pet travel between Ireland and the U.K. All pets being brought to the UK need an up to date passport, rabies vaccination and microchip. This brings the UK in line with the rest of Europe. Pets traveling without documentation may be quarantined

If you plan to bring your favourite friend to Britain contact us at the Animal Care Hospital for the most up to date advice.


Microchipping


Hi all! We are running a promotion throughout September in conjunction with the Dogs’s Trust. We can offer FREE MICROCHIPPING with one of our vets to the FIRST TEN LUCKY CALLERS. To those not quick enough to avail of this offer we can offer DISCOUNTED MICROCHIPPING all month for only 20 EURO.


Remember Microchips provide a permanent identification to your pet. They can be inserted underneath your pets skin during a routine consult.

Free microchips will be available until the 13th of September, one per client. So don’t leave it too late, get calling! Tel:021 4893033



July 2013


Summertime!


If the long sunny days have made you think HOLIDAYS! remember that here at the Animal Care Hospital Vets in Douglas Cork we can offer KITTY HOLIDAYS for your feline friends. Our fully equipped cattery provides luxurious accommodation for cats. With a large exercise run available your cat will be able to run. skip and jump it’ s way through it’s stay here in the cattery. So don’t delay and book your cat for a short or long break in the Animal Care Hospital Cattery.

JUNE 2013


Heading away this summer? cool hmm


Remember it’s now easier than ever to travel with your pet! We can issue your pet with all their travel needs with minimum hassle.
From Pet Passport to rabies vaccination we can set them up for some summer sun


Call in to us for a chat and we can help you get your pet travel ready.
This summer your favourite friend can “come fly with you!”


MAY 2013


The Heat is on! 


Heatstroke is a risk for all pets in the summer months. It can cause very serious or possible fatal effects in your pet. Luckily it is easily preventable.


Tips for avoiding heatstroke:
•Always provide your pet with a source of shade
•Make sure pets have access to fresh water
•If you leave your dog in the car make sure to park in the shade and leave a window open. Temperatures in vehicles can rise to dangerous levels within 15 minutes cool cheese
•Walk your dog in the cool part of the day
•Be especially careful if your pet is overweight
•Short nosed breeds are more prone to heat stroke so take extra care with your bouncy boxer or plucky pug


If you are concerned about heatstroke contact us at the Animal Care Hospital Vets Douglas for further tips. Make sure you and your pet enjoy the summer- whenever it arrives!


APRIL 2013


Weight Matters


Here at the Animal Care Hospital we run a top class Nutrition Programme. This is tailored to your pet’s individual dietary needs.


Here are some tips to keep your pet fit for the summer to come: cool smile
Feed a well balanced diet
Follow feeding instructions supplied
Cut down on treats- a digestive biscuit contains 12% of an average dogs recommended daily intake, and dental chews contain calories too)
Every pet needs exercise -daily walking for dogs and encourage exercise in cats through play


Talk to a member of staff about your pet’s diet. We are here to help!


Discount Microchip Month!


Every day, many lost pets are taken to animal shelters and pounds and fail to be reunited with their owners because they cannot be identified. Microchipping offers pet owners the only truly permanent method of identifying your pet and linking the animal back to you.


For the MONTH OF APRIL we will microchip your pet here in the clinic for only TWENTY EURO . It only takes 5 minutes to insert a microchip and it will provide you and your pet with a lifetime of security


MARCH 2013


Arthritis Awareness Month


If you feel that your pet is having difficulty getting up, managing steps or stairs or just slowing down a little - this can often be an early indication of arthritis. Early treatment can be critical in stopping or delaying the progression of this debilitating condition as there are many effective remedies available for both dogs and cats. For the month of March if you bring your pet in for a €10 arthritis check up you will receive a free safe walking pack containing a reflective collar and vest. To make an appointment for an arthritis check up please call us on 021 4893033.



JANUARY 2013

Congratulations to our Christmas hamper winner Doug Davis.
A great photo was sent in of Doug with his festive scarf!
His photo can be seen on our facebook page. Just seach Animal Care Hospital Douglas and add us as a friend.
Thank you for all the great entries it was tough to choose from.




DIY Dental Check! cheese


Do you know how to check if your pet’s dental health is up to scratch? Here are a few telltale signs that something is wrong:
1. There is a bad smell from your pet’s mouth
2. Gums are red or swollen
3. Teeth are loose or broken
4. Your pet’s teeth are brown
5. Your pet is reluctant to have their teeth examined
6. There’s blood in your pet’s mouth
7. Your pet is eating slower


You should check your pet’s mouth at least once a week, it only takes a minute. Not only is bad dental hygiene uncomfortable for your pet but it can be unpleasant for you, due to bad breath.


Training your pet to have their teeth brushed when they are young is the best protocol to prevent dental problems. However it is never too late to begin your pet’s dental regime. Book in with us for a €10 dental check and we can give you life long advice on dental health for your pet



November 2012


Photo competition! excaim


We are looking for the cutest and funniest photos of your 4 legged friends this month.You can post your photos on our Facebook page or submit to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . The overall winner will receive a beautiful Christmas hamper, just in time for the festive season. So get those entries in!


Dental Care Month


4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 show signs of dental disease, this makes it the most frequently occuring clinical condition in dogs. Dental disease can cause great discomfort and pain and lead to further ill health for our loyal friends and often goes unnoticed.


Book in for your FREE dental check with us and we will also give you tips on how to best look after your pet’s dental care. With just a few simple changes you can ensure your 4 legged friends have lovely shiny gnashers into the future.


Halloween 2012


At least 49% of dogs are affected by noise phobias. Fireworks over the Halloween period can be a stressful time for these pets.


Tips for helping your pet to cope with Halloween this year:


At least 1 week before:
Create a Refuge room. Bring toys and food into this room, close all blinds and curtains in this room.
Use Pheromone diffusers and sprays in the room your pet spends the most time


On the day:
Ignore any fearful behavior. Don’t fuss or attempt to reassure your pet when it is scared as this rewards fearful behavior.
Don’t punish your pet when it is scared
Ensure dog is in a safe and secure area at all times so it cannot bolt or escape after a loud noise


Afterwards:
Have a pheromone diffuser plugged in for 1 week in case similar events are likely to happen. Talk to your vet or animal behaviorist for long term solutions to this problem
Help your pet through this difficult period.


Don’t hesitate to contact staff at the Animal Care Hospital for advice on Halloween problems and the use of Pheromone diffusers.

September & October 2012


Myxamatosis Alert!


We have seen an increase in rabbits infected with Myxomatosis in the clinic recently. Myxomatosis is a highly contagious and fatal disease. All rabbits are at risk from this disease especially those living outdoors.


Vaccination is a safe and effective way of protecting your rabbit against this disease.Don’t take any risks. Visit us at the Animal Care Hospital for information and vaccination


August 2012


Tick Tock!
Summer time is tick time in Ireland. Ticks live in grass and can jump onto our dogs and cats.


These parasites attach to the skin of our pets and suck their blood. This is both irritating and itchy for pets and can also cause infections. We at the animal care hospital supply a variety of products that can prevent and cure tick infestation. Call in to us for any tick related advice.


July & August 2012


Dental Discounts!


As part of our healthy pet program we are offering FREE DENTAL HEALTH CHECKS throughout July, August and September.


Dental problems are among the most common conditions we encounter as vets. Sore teeth and gums can leave your pet feeling miserable and irritated. Dental disease leads to bad breath and infected gums. These gum infections can spread to affect other organs in the body and cause organ failure.


Luckily, through appropriate veterinary treatment, dental problems are easily resolved. We will also make it easier on the pocket by offering FREE DENTAL CHECK UP with the vet, followed by significant DISCOUNTS off all DENTAL TREATMENTS. We are also happy to offer discounts on TOOTH CARE KITS and on HILLS PRESCRIPTION DIETS for healthy teeth and gums


So don’t delay. Get your pet’s gnashers sorted for September!


JUNE 2012


Summertime!


Summer has arrived! And left and then arrived again- the usual Irish summer!


If the long sunny days have made you think HOLIDAYS! remember that here at the Animal Care Hospital we can offer KITTY HOLIDAYS for your feline friends. Our fully equipped cattery provides luxurious accommodation for cats. With a large exercise run available your cat will be able to run. skip and jump it’ s way through it’s stay here in the cattery. So don’t delay and book your cat for a short or long break in the Animal Care Hospital Cattery.


MAY 2012


Parking Guidelines


Unfortunately the council has introduced pay parking around Douglas. We would like to make this transition as easy as possible for you and we greatly appreciate your continued support during these difficult times.


We have been assured “unofficially” that there is a 10 minute “grace” period for parking before charges apply, which gives you time to buy your food and/or medicines. You can also buy tickets for 15 minutes (20c) or 30 minutes (40c). It would be best to ring in any repeat prescriptions in advance so that we can have them ready for you when you call.
The area directly in front of the Animal Care Hospital is free to you our customers for the duration of your visit. We ask you to please use this space as efficiently as possible (at and angle so that a few cars can fit in).


If you have to pay for parking while attending the vet with your pet we will happily reimburse you the 30 minutes parking fee (on presentation of your ticket.)
*We cannot be liable for any fines imposed


APRIL 2012


EASTER HOLIDAYS!


Heading for the sun this Easter? Remember the Animal Care Hospital can provide good quality R+R for your cat. Our CATTERY provides spacious top quality accommodation with a fully equipped playpen for your favourite feline. Boarding is only 10 euro a night with one night a week free.


And if your pet is out of date on vaccinations don’t panic!. We can offer a VACCINE AMNESTY for both dogs and cats. Your pet will restart his/her vaccination program for the price of a regular booster here at the Animal Care Hospital.


EASTER BUNNY


The focus is on the humble rabbit as Easter arrives. All rabbits are at risk from two serious diseases in Ireland- myxomatosis and VHD. Luckily there is an effective vaccination available to protect your pet rabbit. Visit us for a full vaccination program along with a complete health check and advice on rabbit health and nutrition. Make the Easter Bunny happy this April!

 


MARCH 2012


INSURANCE UPDATE!


There are many insurance companies offering different policies with different levels of cover for your pet.
Please make sure to read
ALL the terms and conditions of the policy so you know what level of cover your pet has.


If considering changing from one insurance company to another please be aware any pre-existing conditions (any conditions your pet has been treated for up to this point) may NOT be covered.


If you have any questions you can contact us here at the Animal Care Hospital or your insurance company.


National


“DENTAMONTH!”“


We are excited to announce that we will be running a programme designed to clean up your dog’s teeth this month
Four out of five dogs over the age of three show signs of dental disease. Dental disease causes discomfort and pain to our pets and can also lead to other health problems.


All this month you can avail of FREE DENTAL CHECK

Animal Care Hospital Douglas Vets in Cork