Dental Awareness Month - March 2018

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Here at Wigmore Vets we believe oral hygiene is very important.  Gum disease is one of the most common diseases in dogs & cats - from recent studies between 60-80% of our pets are affected.

Gum inflammation, or Gingivitis, is caused by the build-up of a film of Plaque on the teeth.  Plaque is made up of saliva, food and bacteria, which sit on the tooth surface.  It is difficult to see and if not cleaned forms a hard deposit called tartar.  This can build up to the point it covers the tooth and may cause discomfort when eating and make the mouth smell.  
The tartar then irritates the gum surrounding the tooth, causing redness and swelling and causes attachment loss which leads to wobbly teeth.  It can be painful for the pet and even cause loss of appetite.  As your pet chews their food the inflamed gums may bleed, releasing bacteria and toxins into your pet’s blood stream, making your pet unwell.

WATCH & SNIFF for signs:
Bad Breath (Halitosis) is often the 1st thing you, as the animals guardian, notice as a result of dental disease.  Gingivitis and plaque can both contribute to the unpleasant smell in the mouth.  By controlling the plaque bad breath will often subside.

Here is a short video showing what the gums and teeth can look like before and after dental treatment - 

Most cats and dogs do need dental treatment at some stage in their lives, but generally the more you can do to support your pet’s oral health and hygiene the less chance there is of needing veterinary treatment.

Brushing your pet’s teeth can be FUN and ENJOYABLE for you both and the daily routine will soon be easy to carry out.  Here is a video of our nurses brushing Noah's teeth:

We recommend using a specifically designed toothbrush along with a Veterinary Toothpaste, as human toothpaste contains Fluoride and is toxic to pets.  Although it is best to start a daily routine with your pet at an early age, it is never too late to start with older animals

We care about your pet’s dental health and wellbeing, so during MARCH for our dental awareness month, we are offering 15% discount on all dental procedures.  Along with some great FREEBIES and an in-depth oral homecare appointment with one of our trained nurses!

Why not call us today and book your cat or dog in to see one of our nurses and find out how YOU can help your pets oral hygiene. You will receive an oral care goodie bag, including oral gels, chews (for dogs), diet samples and a 1:1 demonstration on how to brush your pet’s teeth!

Here is a picture of our goodie bags, together with some of our dental range of products - 

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New Broad Spectrum Parasite Control for Dogs

 Simparica for Spec Offer

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Tick-borne disease is an increasing risk to UK dogs and their owners. Ticks can transmit serious diseases, such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis. Some of these can be deadly. If you regularly walk through long grass, parks, meadows or woodland, it may only be a matter of time before your dog is exposed to ticks. Once attached to your dog’s skin, ticks engorge themselves on your pet’s blood and it’s during this time that ticks can transmit deadly diseases.

The good news is we can now offer a tasty tablet that is uniquely indicated to kill 99% of ticks found in the UK and it kills fleas fast too. Click below to get a free month’s worth of treatment with your next purchase to get you started - or pop in and see how you can get a free month without going here

Please contact us for price comparison with other products.

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Bunny Package


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5 Week Free Pet Insurance!!



As a fully accredited Vetsure practice we are able to offer our clients an exclusive offer with Vetsure Pet Insurance - 5 weeks cover free of charge*.  In order to benefit from this offer, you can follow the link on our website or pop into our practice and we will arrange for Vetsure to contact you and put your cover in place today!

At the point of contact Vetsure will help you understand the different levels of cover available. Whatever level of cover you choose, Vetsure will then give you the first 5 weeks free of charge.  You can cancel at any time during this period without obligation.  At the end of the 5 week period (provided you have not chosen to cancel) Vetsure will collect your first monthly instalment – this way, your pet will not have any potential ‘gaps’ in cover.

For more information call the Vetsure team on: 0800 050 2022 or visit our vetsure page HERE to learn more about the policies on offer.

*Terms and conditions apply – visit for details on cover available.

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Free Worming Offer

Free Worming Offer

Dogs and cats very commonly get infested with fleas and we consider STRONGHOLD is the best product to treat and prevent this problem. It is the only anti-flea product that also passes into and treats the home environment to prevent the flea eggs and larvae from developing into adult fleas. This stops re-infestation. It is quick and easy to apply and is effective for 30 days. Stronghold is not affected by bathing and has an excellent safety profile for both pets and their owners. It also controls ear mites, mange (dogs), hookworms (cats), lice and most importantly, roundworms (which can cause illness and even blindness in humans).

SPECIAL OFFER FOR DOGS: With every 6 months supply of Stronghold purchased you will receive FREE tape-worm treatment.

Call now - 01634 388045

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