Today’s pets are living longer than ever, chances are that many may experience a potentially serious illness during their lifetime. Annual health checks can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening. They’re also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.
Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform the vast majority of soft tissue surgical procedures as well as certain orthopaedic procedures. Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as desexing, exploratory laporotomies, caesareans, lump removals, biopsies, wound stitch-ups, removal of intestinal foreign bodies – the list is endless!
Desexing or neutering your pet is a surgical procedure that prevents them from being able to reproduce. In male pets it is commonly referred to as “castration”, and in female pets as “spaying”. We recommend desexing of dogs and cats between 4 and 6 months of age.
Just like humans, pets’ teeth need looking after too! The health of their teeth and gum’s has a significant impact on their overall quality of life. Imagine how your mouth would feel, and smell, if you never brushed your teeth. Imagine having a really bad toothache and not being able to tell anyone about it! If your pet is showing any signs of dental disease book an appointment to see one of our veterinarians. Early assessment and action can save your pet’s teeth!
Cherry Court Vet Clinic is equipped with an in-house laboratory that allows our veterinarians to quickly perform many diagnostic tests to achieve an accurate and rapid diagnosis. This is especially important in very ill animals and those requiring immediate or emergency treatment. Some more specialised tests like histopathology may need to be performed by an external veterinary laboratory. Most blood tests done in our in-house laboratory take as little as 20 minutes.
X-rays and Ultrasounds
Our hospital is fully equipped to take radiographs (often called X-rays) of your pet. Our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s case and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine if your pet requires radiographs. Radiographs are a very important tool to help us diagnose diseases in animals, particularly for conditions involving bones, the chest or abdomen.
Our team can arrange for a specialist to come in for a heart or abdomen ultrasound. Ultrasounds help us to diagnose and stage heart disease, kidney and liver disease, endocrine disorders like Cushings and even visualise cancer. We also use ultrasound for pregnancy diagnosis, searching for bladder stones and sometimes swallowed foreign objects and toys that got stuck.
Cherry Court Vet Clinic offers puppy school and runs every Monday evening from 6:30 pm til 7:30 pm.
Nurse Nicole is our puppy trainer and guide that will answer all of your questions, help you to address any behavioural problems and show you the basics of dog obedience and training. She will also provide some useful tips on types of collars and leads, nutrition, toilet training and how to ensure your puppy becomes a well behaved dog!
Microchipping is now compulsory for all dogs and cats. Microchipping is a reliable way of permanently identifying your pet. This means a quick return to you if they are lost. A microchip is implanted quickly and easily during a routine consultation without the need for any type of sedation. This involves injecting a rice grain sized implant under the skin.
Vaccination has revolutionised control of infectious disease in our pets. It is essential that all pets are adequately vaccinated to help protect the pet population as a whole. Responsible pet care requires puppies and kittens to be given their initial course of vaccinations, but this cannot protect them for the rest of their lives. Adult pets require regular vaccination to maintain immunity against disease.
We recommend vaccinating puppies and kittens at:
Behavioural problems can be due to behavioural causes, medical causes, or both. Our veterinarians will investigate behavioural problems by obtaining a full history and conducting a full examination (sometimes your pet may require blood or urine tests to rule out underlying medical conditions) to accurately diagnose a problem. Behavioural problems are often the combined effect of many factors, including your pet’s environment and learning.
Worming is one of the first health care issues pet owners need to address as pups and kittens are the most susceptible. Most species of animal, as well as humans, can be infected with intestinal worms including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, fish, birds and reptiles.
Deworming recommendation for puppies and kittens:
We also recommend having your pets on regular flea and heartworm prevention from 3 months of age.
With so many product available we recommend giving us a call to discuss the best product for your pet.
Compassionate care in the convenience of your home. Whether you require a health check, blood test, vaccination or a home euthanasia, we offer it all in the comfort of your home.
Cherry Court Slimmers
Our goal is to make sure all our patients are nutritionally well fed, fit and healthy. We offer FREE weight checks and progress checks. Our experienced nurses can help you design the perfect weight loss plan for your pet that will guarantee results. It is a fact that slim pets live longer, happier and with less arthritis and health issues so get your pet assessed today.
Senior Pet Care
We have a passion for our golden oldies. These days it is common for them to age to a healthy 14 to 18 years and we would like their last years to be their best years.
Each patient is unique and we treat all of them holistically. When we work with our senior patients, not only do we look at nutrition, weight and arthritis, but we also look at dental care, heart disease, cancer and lumps and blood tests to pick up any underlying problems. If your pet is "looking old", chances are that he or she is struggling with pain and arthritis that can easily be managed these days. We offer a vast range of treatment options making sure we get the best results for your pet.
Our anaesthetics are also very safe for senior pets and we have a lot of experience with difficult surgeries and tricky anaesthetics. We monitor all our patients while under anaesthetic with the use of sophisticated apparatus to ensure a safe anaesthetic and recovery.
We stock a good range of quality pet food, prescription diets and other pet products like shampoo and leads to parasite control and jackets. We do not stock everything but we stock quality products at a great price in our boutique cat and dog vet shop.
Grooming services from a bath and blow dry through to full breed clips or just a tidy up are available, including Saturday morning appointments.