Other Services Include:
* PLEASE NOTE THAT IT BECAME LAW ON 6th APRIL 2016 FOR ALL DOGS.
Microchipping is a simple, safe and quick procedure.
It can make all the difference in you being reunited with your pet should they stray or go missing.
There are numerous types of microchip on the market, but they are usually the size of a grain of rice.
The procedure, which is carried out by a vet or trained microchip implanter, takes only a few minutes and lasts a lifetime (it takes longer to fill out the paperwork!).
Once your pet is microchipped, you and your pet’s details are stored in a microchip database along with the microchip’s unique 15 digit code.
When a missing pet is found, an animal professional (for example a vet, Groomer or dog warden) will scan the pet revealing the microchip’s unique 15 digit code, and contact the microchip database your pet is registered with. They will then perform some security checks before releasing your contact details to the animal professional – so that your pet can be reunited with you.
IF YOU LOSE OR FIND A DOG, YOU CAN CONTACT PETLOG ON 01296 336579.
IF YOU FIND A DOG AND YOU ARE CLOSE TO OUR LOCATION, YOU CAN BRING THE DOG IN TO US TO BE SCANNED.
- Nail Clipping
Nail trimming or nail clipping is essential to your dogs grooming routine.
Untrimmed nails leave dogs vulnerable to painful broken nails.
Ingrown nails are also a danger when nails are not properly maintained.
If when your dog walks it’s nails click against hard floors, they are too long.
Snoopies will routinely check your dog’s nails and trim as required during its Groom.
- Anal Glands
Your dog’s anal glands are two small pouches or sacs situated at the 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock position around the anal opening.
The anal glands produce a strong smelling, runny toothpaste like secretion, which is deposited when the pet defecates. The function is thought to be a scent-marking device to mark out territories, although in the present day environment, they are redundant.
They are, unfortunately, a common cause of problems in our pets, particularly in dogs.
How do I know if my pet has a problem?
Bottom rubbing; Bottom Licking; Anal gland abscess, a very painful problem characterised by a swelling to one side of the anus – if your pet presents with this condition, he or she will need urgent treatment at your vets;
Anal Gland Tumours, fortunately are not particularly common and are seen as a swelling in the anal gland area, often without discomfort. These should be dealt with promptly to give the best chance of a cure.
During bathing Snoopies will carry out an Anal gland check as a matter of course and will proceed with the external procedure in most cases.
Where an infection is suspected, you will be advised to seek the advice of your vet.
- Weight Clinics
Obesity in our Pets has become all to common in recent years and in no small way, due to misinformation by some leading Pet food manufacturers. This combined with inadequate exercise has led to a significant increase in health problems for our Pets and a significant increase in what we, the owners pay out for often avoidable treatments.
We can assist you in keeping your Pet at the optimum weight with dietary advice.
- Nutrition advice
There’s some “brilliant” marketing out there that tells us this, that and the other, is the best buy we will ever make – most of it is just that – pure marketing hype!
We will cut through the”Hype” and tell you the truth about Dog food and the manufacturers you should NOT be using. Whatever information we give you is based on solid research and facts.
You will find no pressure to buy our products and we often recommend products we don’t actually stock.
Unlike most Pet stores, we will not sell any product that we have not researched and will NOT compromise our beliefs to make extra profits.
Fully Qualified Veterinary Nurse and SQP, Laura Abbott, will be on hand to advise and act on the routine care of your animal.
(Any condition falling outside of the remit of a Veterinary nurse will be referred to a Veterinary practice)
For a full range of our Clinic services, please visit the Snoopies Pet Care Clinic website:
Snoopies Pet Care Clinic
Hall Farm, Church Road