Nurse Clinics

Nurse Clinics (2)

Clinics run by our knowledgeable and experienced veterinary nursing staff.

Saturday, 18 May 2019 11:56

Pet Dental Clinics

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Pet Dental Health Clinics

 We all know the importance of looking after our teeth and the same applies to your pet. Up to 60% of pets will have dental problems therefore your pets teeth should be checked on a regular basis! Our dental clinic not only offers a dental examination by a nurse but offers advice on how to clean your pets teeth and explains which types of food and treats are best to feed in order to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.

By far the most common problem is gum disease, which infects and destroys the teeth sockets causing otherwise healthy teeth to be lost. Gum disease occurs when plaque hardens and forms calculus which attracts further plaque. This in turn can lead to inflamation of the gums (gingivitis) and surrounding tissue area (periodontis). Should a nurse discover evidence to suggest a dental problem is either evident or beginning they will immediately recommend further examination by a veterinary surgeon who will advise you of the appropriate treatment.

Prevention is better than cure so remember your pet will benefit from regular brushing, oral dental chews and regular dental checks with one of our nurses.

Dental Clinics are free and are open to both cats and dogs so why not show your pet you care and book an apointment today.

Saturday, 18 May 2019 09:59

Weight Clinics

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Weight Clinics

 We strongly advise that before starting your pet on any weight loss programme you have him/ her assessed by a vet or veterinary nurse. From this you will not only learn what the ideal weight is for your pet and how this can be achieved but it will also help identify any underlying health issues  such as  a heart condition or diabetes that may be attributed to your pet being overweight. Currently some 40-50% of pets in the UK are thought to be overweight with as many as 20% being dangerously overweight! 

Our nurse lead clinics are designed to reduce your pet's weight in manageable chunks. At the beginning of the programme you will be given a Weight Record Chart where the progress of your pets weight loss will be recorded at each visit. Special low calorie diets are used, and the nurses who take the clinics are specially trained in their use. You will be given advice on what to feed how much and when. Your pet's weight loss will be monitored every step of the way as they are gently guided towards their ideal weight. For dogs advise will be given on a suitable exercise regime which will be determined by their age and lifestyle requirements.

Once your pet has reached his /her ideal weight our nursing team will continue to monitor their diet and exercise on a regular basis. This will ensure that your pet continues to benefit from being fit and healthy during all stages of their life. 

About Midsummer Veterinary Group

A small animal veterinary practice in Milton Keynes providing primary and secondary veterinary care for the pets of Milton Keynes

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