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Emscote Vets launch Facebook page and start tweeting

In these days of social media we decided we would launch our Facebook page before we opened to let everyone know who was going to be  filling the space between the Lord Nelson and the barber on Emscote Road.  Embracing this allows us to keep you updated on our progress and keep in touch with you.  It can also mean a good excuse to share a cute photo.  When doesn’t a sweet puppy raise an smile? cutepuppy As we move on it also gives us an easy way to update you on on any disease outbreaks locally that can then be shared.  For instance last year we had several local pet rabbits that sadly had to be euthanased due to myxomatosis.  Facebook is an ideal platform to raise awareness, and  for explaining that all rabbits can be at risk as it is spread by biting insects, and that they can be vaccinated against this horrible disease.  It has also been useful sometimes to help reunite pets with their owners, though we would recommend microchipping as preferable!

 

cropped-warwickrocks-avatarWe are new to tweeting but again we felt it was something we needed to explore to find its uses.  This is a journey for us too.  We have found there are many  groups on there supporting the local community  and the Warwick Rocks campaign.  At present we are just finding our feet, but hopefully this will be a fun way to help us keep you up to date too, or give you a smile for the day.

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Emscote vets makes the ” small furry promise”

Small-Furry-Promise

Supreme Pet foods have a think rabbit campaign, and we are pleased to announce that we will be signing up to their “small furry promise”.  As we have designed the building ourselves it has allowed us to create separate dog and cat wards, which can have the appropriate diffusers ( Feliway and Adaptil ) to help keep the different species calm and allow cats a quieter environment.  Unusually it has also  allowed us to build up a separate rabbit and small furry ward to keep rabbits away from species that in the wild would hunt them, which is a much less stressful experience for them.

Over the last 8-10 years I have developed a real interest in rabbit andgandalf andstripey small pet medicine and surgery.  They can be such wonderful, characterful pets and deserve to be treated as such.  It has certainly been a challenge at times, for instance trying to keep a dwarf hamster anaesthetised whilst I amputated her cheek pouch, or the first time I spayed a rat, with a bleeding uterine tumour, removing masses on rats that are huge in comparison with the rat which I have found very rewarding.

I have been closely involved with the local rabbit rescue for years and so have performed hundreds of rabbit spays and castrations.  I have also therefore treated many  difficult and chronic cases handed over to them , and this has forced me to expand my knowledge, try less well known drugs, different combinations etc, which has given me invaluable experience for treating new patients.

So we sign the promise !

 

Paula

 

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