As they say – prevention is always better than cure!
Our experienced veterinary nurses at The Sands can work with you to keep your pets healthy so they can live fuller, longer and happier lives. At our dedicated nurse clinics, we run regular check-ups and preventative treatments that also make good financial sense for pet owners. And of course they will always refer you to a vet if necessary.
We list our clinics here, but please pop into the practice or call to speak to a nurse who can give more general advice on Microchipping, Medication Administration, Weight Management, Wound Management, Grooming, Vaccine management & Anal Glad Expression.
Please contact us to book your pet in for a Nurse Clinic appointment.
Nail clipping and grooming
Our nurses will check your pets’ paws and clip their nails to ensure they’re in the best of good shape!
They can also undertake simple grooming procedures such as removing knots and dematting (by appointment if needed).
Dental care clinic
Ensuring your pet maintains healthy teeth can significantly reduce the incidence of painful dental disease and costs of veterinary cleaning or removal of damaged teeth.
At our dental care clinic ours nurses can advise on how to brush teeth, the best products to use and the best diet for your pet’s teeth at their life stage.
Weight management clinics
Being under or overweight can lead to many health issues including heart conditions, arthritis and diabetes.
At our weight clinics our nurses will weigh your pet and track its weight over time and give you tailored advice on exercise and diet to help improve your pets weight in a sustainable way.
Our nurses can advise you on caring for your rabbit and will cover areas such as handling, vaccination, sexing, diet, parasites and neutering s and litter training.
Anal sac expression
Our nurses are able to empty anal sacs helping your pet feel far more comfortable.
Pre-neutering checks clinic (6 months old)
At 6 months old you can bring you puppy or kitten to the practice for us to do a general health check and discuss and assess: growth, teeth, neutering, training, parasite control & insurance.
Older pet clinic
As our pets get older its normal that more things start to go wrong health wise. However, the sooner any problems are detected the more can be done to help.
For dogs aged 5 – 8 years (depending on size) and Cats aged 11 and older, having a regular nurse health check will reduce the risk of health issue not being detected early.
Our nurses can help support and advise you on how best to look after a pet that’s diabetic.
They can advise on how to monitor your pet for signs that somethings wrong, what their diet should look like, the right type of exercise and how to administer insulin.
Worming, Flea & Tick treatments
Your pet can very effectively be protected from parasites such as Worms, Fleas and Ticks.
Our nurses can advise on the best and most cost effective treatments for you type and size of pet.
At these clinics, a dedicated nurse will go through everything you need to know about preventative health care and diet advice.
You’ll also get some invaluable advice about getting through those first, nerve-wracking weeks!
We can even give advice about acquiring a new pet and help with choosing the best species & breed for you and your family.
Kitten and puppies clinic
Getting a new puppy or kitten can be a very exciting time and we are here to help.
To give them the best start and help keep them happy and healthy, we keep an eye on their weight, discuss neutering, discuss parasite treatments, get them socialised by coming into the vet practice, demonstrate dental care and discuss behaviour.
Our nurses can provide advice on neutering and discuss the benefits with you.
We can also go through with you what the procedure involves and help discuss aftercare and any changes in diet that might be required
Unfortunately we can’t cure everything. However, our nurses can provide the extra special care that our older and less well pets need in order to remain comfortable for as long as possible. Our nurses can support you during this this difficult time.