Anicare Veterinary Group run four accredited Small Animal Hospitals and one accredited Small Animal Surgery in Dublin. We offer a full range of services from preventative healthcare to advanced diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures.
We at Anicare Veterinary Group have always encouraged pet owners to microchip their pet, and since March 31st 2016 all dogs must be microchipped by law.
However now nearly 2 years on we know there are still alot of dogs out there who are not microchipped or who’s chip details are not correctly registered.
Estimates reveal that in the region of 100,000 microchips are incorrectly registered in Ireland and that if those animals are lost, the data registered would probably not result in the animals being reunited with their owner.
So if you are not sure if your dog is microchipped or registered correctly then please call into one of our five veterinary clinics on Dublin’s northside. We can easily check your pet for a microchip and also check if he/ she has a chip that is registered on an approved database. This is a free of charge service that we provide and only takes a couple of minuttes.
Alternatively , if you know your dog’s microchip number and want to check for yourself if it’s registered, then go to www.chipcheck.ie
If your dog’s is microchipped but not registered then just follow the instructions on the site & for a small fee you can get the details correctly registered with an approved database.
Alternatively you can make an appointment to have we at Anicare register the chip for you. You will need to bring in your proof of address and proof of identity & there is a small fee involved.
If your dog is not yet microchipped then please make an appointment for this to be done as soon as possible at one of our veterinary clinics in Clontarf, Glasnevin, Santry, Blanchardstown or Palmerstown. The cost is €35, including implantation and registration. It only take 10 minutes to do.
It is a simple procedure that involves the insertion of a small microchip approximately the size of a grain of rice under the skin of your pet. It can be performed during a consult and is a procedure that is quick and well tolerated by your pet.
For the appointment you will need to bring in a proof of address (e.g recent utility bill) and photo identification (e.g. passport or drivers licence)…and of course bring along your precious pooch!
All microchips inserted in our Anicare Dublin vet surgeries are registered on the Fido database that is part of the umbrella Europetnet scheme. So if your pet is chipped in Marino but found in Milan your pet can still be traced back to you.
And don’t forget about cats – whilst the microchipping of cats is not required by law we highly recommend it.
Lasly check out our facebook page for some interesting facts & stories about microchipping and a chance to have youe pet microchipped for free.
It can be a minefield trying to choose the best product to protect your pet.
No dog or cat owner would disagree their pet adds an extra dimension to their life:
whether it’s companionship, the fun element or simply a friendly soul with whom to
share their life. However, one thing no pet owner would want to share are parasites.
Parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites lice and worms can cause discomfort to your petbut perhaps more serious they can cause fatal diseases such as Lungwormwhich can be life-threatening to dogs. It really is a jungle out there, but thankfully thereare safety measures you can take.
Clontarf Veterinary Hospital and all Anicare Veterinary Group branches has a comprehensive range of parasite treatments, which will help to keep your pet parasite – free. Moreover, we can advise you about your pet’s individual parasite
requirements based on its individual life – style and the parasites – both internal and
external – to which it is susceptible.
Just call our team in Clontarf on 01 8330744 now to make a Free Veterinary Nurse appointment to help you …
‘Keep your Pet Parasite Free’
& for a chance to win some free parasite treatment this monthcheck our facebook page
Keeping your Pet Fit not Fat – New Year’s resolution from Clontarf Vets – a North Dublin Veterinary Clinic
Its that time of year again when we are all full of good intentions & New Year’s Resolutions – not to mention a determination to shed those few extra pounds we gained over the Christmas & New Year festivities.
Clontarf Veterianry Hospital and all the Anicare Vet Team thought why not take time to think about our own pet’s weight.
Can you pinch more than an inch?
Survey’s show that up to 50% of pets are overweight and this would certainly reflect what we see at Clontarf Veterinary Hospital
Read below some of Clontarf Veterinary Hospital’s Top Tips for keeping your pet fit not Fat
Feed a Good Quality Pet Food. Today pet foods are very advanced and scientifically researched so that they meet your pet’s exact nutritional requirements.
Exercise Regularly. This keeps your pet healthy both in body & mind. Well exercised dogs are less likely to get up to mischief!
Weigh Your Pet Regularly. Weight checks are free at all Anicare Veterinary Group’s clinics in Blanchardstown Clontarf, Glasnevin, Palmerstown and Santry.
Feed for Your Pet’s Life stage. All good quality pet foods will have a range of foods tailored to suit your pet’s life stage. For example neutered pets and older pets have very different requirements to puppies or kittens.
Follow the Feeding Guidelines
Be cruel to be kind - If giving treats choose healthy, low calorie treats like vegetables such as carrots, peas.
Feed Titbits. Be strong and ignore those big brown begging eyes and feed titbits.
Feed left overs
Ignore Weight Gain – Obesity will reduce the length and quality of your pet’s life.
Forget the recommended guide is total daily amount - not the amount at each meal.
Let your pet be a couch potato. Choose inventive locations for food i.e. place it at the top of the stairs or move its location around the house.
Want more help or advice just call Clontarf Veterinary Hospital on 01 8330744 or check out our facebook page which is all about weight watchers in January 2018
The first of December has arrived so we can now officially mention the ‘ X ‘ word ie CHRISTMAS!
We at Clontarf Veterinary Hospital are big fans of the festive season as no doubt your furry friends are too.
But just a timely piece of advice from Anicare’s Dublin Vets - when you start the Christmas decorations think PET!
Plants look pretty but may be confused as food by dogs and cats and can cause mild to severe tummy upsets. So remember to keep them out of reach. Mistletoe, Holly and Ponsettia come to mind but don’t forget Lillies. Normally associate with Easter – these can very toxic to animals especially cats.Ornaments, tinsel and ribbon and wrapping paper can all look like enticing toys but if eaten can cause anything from an upset tummy to a bowel obstruction
So think before your decorate – that’s the advice from Clontarf Veterianry Hospital
To keep you in the festive mood we will be posting lots of fun Christmas things on our facebook page
Yes it’s that time of year again and already we are hearing bangers being let off. Fireworks can be fun for you but not for your pet. Animals’ senses, especially their hearing are much more acute than ours making them more sensitive to loud bangs and whistles, the smell of gunpowder and the sight of objects streaking across the sky.
Here are some tips to help minimise any distress to your pet.
Avoid using sedatives if possible.
Alternative natural remedies are available and plug in diffusers that disperse calming pheromones into the the room. For these products to be most effective they should be used well in advance of Halloween night. Please contact any of our hospitals for further information.
Always keep your pet indoors when fireworks are being let off.
Always close windows and doors to keep the noise to a minimum. Draw the curtains and darken the room. If your pet is used to the sound of the television switch it on to block out some of the noise.
Always reward your pet if she is calm.
Never take your dog to a fireworks display. Even if he does not bark or whimper this does not mean he is not frightened.
Never shout at your pet if she is frightened- it will only make her more stressed.
Never reward fear it will just encourage this behaviour.
Prepare a den for your pet so that he can feel comfortable e.g. perhaps under a bed with some of your old clothes where he can hide out when the fireworks start.
If she whines or meows and tries to hide – leave her alone and do not try to coax her out. She is just trying to find safety and should not be disturbed.
Stay calm and act normally , this will encourage your pet to be calm also.
We are delighted to welcome Jennifer to the PVH team!
As well as treating dogs and cats, Jennifer is an exotics specialist.
Jennifer has been working as a vet for the past 5 years and has always had a special interest in the more exotic species.
“I love all animals, but have a special love of the exotic animals, especially rabbits. I am currently studying to be certified in Exotic Animal Medicine so I can take care of all the weird and wonderful creatures that come in the door!”
Jennifer has treated rabbits…to snakes and everything in between!
Jennifer has done a number of specialist exotic courses, ensuring that she has the most up to date knowledge of all things exotic.
We are definitely seeing an increase in the smaller furries visiting us at PVH – “rabbits and rats are very popular pets and have a special bond with their owners.”
To make an appointment you can now book online or call us on 01 6237044
Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for patient updates, special offers and competitions.
It’s that time of year when we are all planning our summer holidays and for pet owners there are some added things to think about.
Whether your pet is travelling with you or boarding in a pet hotel, our vet Susan Barry has put together some tips for you:
1. Before you travel with your pet you will need to ensure that they are microchipped. They will also need a pet passport and a rabies vaccination if they are leaving the country. We can help with all of these things! A couple of days before you travel, your pet will also need a final health check with our vet, where they will receive a health certificate.
2. Your pet will need to be up to date with their vaccinations before boarding in kennels or a cattery. Dogs will also need to be covered for canine cough and you will need a vaccination card to show this. We can provide this for you if you have misplaced yours.
3. Your pet will need to be up to date with their parasite treatment before they travel and it is also a good idea to protect them with a treatment if they are boarding in kennels or a cattery.
4. Travelling with your pet can be stressful and they may need a little help if they are boarding in order to keep them relaxed. There are a range of products that we can provide to ensure they can cope with these events. So call in to us if you are unsure about what your pet might need.
We are always on hand at Palmerstown veterinary hospital to answer your queries and give advice.
You can pop in to us or call us on 01 6237044, we are happy to help.
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