Small Animal News 

The September 2018 special offer for loyalty club members is 15% off all Royal Canin, Hills and Burgess foods bought at the practice in this month.
(Dogs, cats and rabbits are automatic members of our loyalty club if they are up to date with their annual vaccinations which have been done by us)


Puppy, kitten, baby rabbit and adult pet annual vaccinations 

After carefully considering all the latest scientific information available, we decided to change our vaccination schedules and vaccine manufacturers. We are no longer using the Nobivac range of vaccines, including the Nobivac L4 vaccine. We are now using the Merial range of vaccines including the new Lepto multi vaccine.

The Lepto multi vaccine protects against 3 of the 4 strains of the L4 vaccine and is a newer and purer vaccine with less potential for producing side effects. 

(The evidence linking the missing 4th strain, Lepto Bratislava with any clinical cases in the UK, is now looking much less convincing following more stringent scientific bacterial typing.)

Also and most importantly the new Lepto multi vaccine provides better protection against the main types of leptospirosis that we do see in the UK ; Lepto Canicola and Lepto Icterohaemorrhagica.


WARNING TO OUR RABBIT OWNERS!!

We have unfortunately had a confirmed case of Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD-2) in our area!!! 

One of our clients has devastatingly had six of her nine pet rabbits suddenly die from the deadly virus. These rabbits were very well cared for and had not left their enclosed garden, which worryingly indicates the virus which is extremely contagious, may have been carried in by wildlife.

There is no treatment available once a rabbit has contracted the virus and they are likely to die very suddenly without prior signs of illness. 

Please let us protect your rabbits by bringing them to be vaccinated against VHD-2. This vaccine is given separately from the vaccine for myxomatosis & VHD-1. 

Now that we know this virus is in Cornwall, we fear it may not be the last rabbit fatality that we see caused by VHD-2

If your rabbit is already vaccinated against the Myxo and RVHD1 you can phone our reception and request getting your rabbit vaccinated against the RVHD2, as long as there has been at least a 2 week gap since the last Myxo RVHD1 booster.