Vet nurse clinics
To help you care for your pets we offer our pet owners Vet Nurse Clinics in St Helens.
These clinics cover various aspects of pet health, such as routine pet care, dental care and weight & nutrition. The clinics are by appointment and are held by our qualified veterinary nurses. This is an opportunity to talk about any of the more routine pet care concerns with our veterinary team. Our veterinary nurses will also help you by spotting any symptoms that could be treated before developing further. If a minor procedure is required such as nail clipping, there is a modest charge.
Routine pet care clinic
Pet care advice is available by appointment at our Vet Nurse Clinics and we provide many regular routine pet care services. There is a small charge for some services:
- Therapeutic grooming
- Anal gland expression
- Ear cleaning
- Nail clipping
- Administering medication
- Checking for fleas and worming
- Wound dressing change
Dental care clinic
We advise routine dental checks every three months. Our veterinary nurses can help you by demonstrating preventative pet dental care such as tooth brushing, enzymatic toothpastes, supplements, dental foods, dental chews and toys. They can also formulate a dental care plan to prevent your pet suffering from dental disease. Sometimes your pet rabbit or guinea pig can grow long teeth that need to be trimmed so they can eat properly. This can also happen to caged bird’s beaks. These problems are often due to diet. Our veterinary nurses advise you on how diet can help rectify this condition, as well as arranging for the clipping to take place by the vet.
Puppy and kitten clinic
Our veterinary nurses offer free advice on how to choose a puppy or kitten to suit your needs and on all aspects of their care. All our new puppy and kitten owners receive a complimentary welcome pack of helpful information. This includes four weeks free pet insurance. We also provide a free pre-vaccination health check. At this consultation the nurse will talk to you about vaccinations, worm & flea prevention, training, toys, diet, pet insurance and the St Helens Vets Pet Health Club to help you save money and spread the cost of the regular veterinary care your new pet will need.
Between six and eighteen months old your pet makes the transition from puppy or kitten to adult. Our nurses can discuss with you some of the important changes you may need to make such as to diet, exercise, socialisation and training. You will also need to know about worm and flea control, vaccinations and spaying and neutering. We supply a range of food, training aids and other products for pets. We look forward to watching your pet grow up!
As pets enter their senior years it is not uncommon for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney and thyroid problems to develop. These diseases can progress unnoticed in their early stages so early detection and preventative health care is vital to help your older pet enjoy full quality of life. We will keep an eye on your senior pets’ health and let you know if your pet needs to see the vet for tests. We look forward to supporting your senior pet at the clinic.
Weight & nutrition clinic
We like to see our patients at St Helens Vets for regular free weight and diet checks. Clinic appointments are always available. Our veterinary nurses will advise you about the optimum weight for your pet. They will also advise on what type of food your pet should be eating, provide guidance regarding their nutritional needs, as well as dietary requirements. Being overweight increases the risk of other health conditions developing such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and breathing problems. We can help prevent these and our veterinary nurses are here to help.
St Helens Vets also sell a wide range of foods suitable for weight control in pets. For example Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d weight loss nutrition is clinically proven to reduce fat by 22% in two months for dogs, and 20% in three months for cats.
Please visit our shop to see the full range and buy online.