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Factsheets

Fenton Vets is part of the XLVets group, a group of independently owned, progressive veterinary practices. Our aim is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care,including giving our clients access to the best information.

Below are a list of downloadable factsheets, listed in chronological order. Click the title to download in PDF form; the first three links are in video format.

How to bandage an injury (video)

How to clip your pet’s paws (video)

How to give a dog or cat a tablet (video)

Caesarean Surgery in Your Cat or Dog

This leaflet is designed to help you understand what happens if your cat or dog needs to have a caesarean and how to care for them afterwards.

Fleas

Fleas are a very common problem for many pet owners that can exist all year round and in some animals can be the cause of unpleasant skin conditions. This leaflet will help you understand how to identify fleas, how to treat them and how to prevent them becoming a problem in your home.

Microchipping

Microchipping is an important part of responsible pet ownership and provides peace of mind that that if your pet was to go missing, he or she would have the best chance of being returned home safe and sound.

Neutering Your Dog – Bitch Spay

The majority of bitches in the UK will be spayed (neutered) at some point in their lifetime. However, deciding whether this is appropriate for your bitch and what is the best time for the surgery are things that should be discussed with your vet. This leaflet will help you understand the procedure and its benefits.

Neutering Your Dog – Male Castration

Castration is a common surgical procedure performed on male dogs. The decision whether or not to castrate should be taken after discussion with your vet. This leaflet will give you more information and may help you decide what questions you should ask about the procedure.

Post-Operative Care Following Surgery for Management of Cranial Cruciate Rupture

Cruciate ligaments are important structures within the knee joint necessary for joint stability and normal function. Ligament rupture causes knee joint pain and instability which can in turn lead to development of other painful problems such as meniscal (cartilage) damage and arthritis.

Post-Operative Care Following Surgery for Management of Cranial Cruciate Rupture – Extended Factsheet

Cruciate ligaments are important structures within the knee joint necessary for joint stability and normal function. Ligament rupture causes knee joint pain and instability which can in turn lead to development of other painful problems such as meniscal (cartilage) damage and arthritis.

The Importance of Vaccination for your Pet

There are a number of contagious diseases which can affect our pets. These can cause severe illness or in many cases can be fatal. Many of the diseases are preventable by vaccination. This leaflet will help you understand what protection is available for your pet.

Ticks and Mites

Together with fleas, ticks and mites are some of the most common parasites affecting our pets in the UK. This leaflet considers the threats posed to our pets by ticks and mites and how you might suspect that your pet is affected. Some of these external parasites also carry human health implications, which will be highlighted where relevant.

Worming your pet

There are a variety of different worms that can affect pets. The main worms that affect dogs and cats are roundworms and tapeworms which live in the intestine of your pet. Lung worm is also becoming increasingly common and occasionally we see infection with other types of worm such as hookworms and whipworms.