COVID UPDATE – We are currently seeing essential appointments only whereas non-essential appointments may be delayed.

If mutually agreeable, subject to face coverings being worn, no clinical signs of COVID and the type of appointment, consultations will be carried out inside the building.  In order to maintain social distance we have a maximum occupancy level policy and thank you for your patience whilst waiting. We kindly request only one member of the family attends and where possible aim to get for us at the correct time for your appointment to avoid ongoing delays.

Please be aware that as from 18th January due to altered working practices we intend on closing at 6pm for the foreseeable future and will keep this under review until current lock down rules change.  Our full list of opening hours can be found here

For repeat medication requests, please order in advance as usual by telephoning us on 01458 832972 or emailing us at medicines@ovg.co.uk.  You will be requested to pay prior to collection and our reception team will provide you with further instructions as appropriate.

If you are shielding or self-isolating and require repeat medication or veterinary advice please contact us on 01458 832972.

 

Fly strike

Fly strike is a common condition in rabbits during the summer months and is caused by the greenbottle fly.  This happens when flies are attracted to and lay maggot eggs in faeces or urine around your rabbit’s bottom.  This condition can be fatal if not treated promptly.  We stock a product recommended in the summer months to prevent flies laying eggs (but will not kill adult maggots).  It lasts for 10 weeks.  Two applications of the product are included in our Rabbit Health Plan to guarantee your rabbit is safe all summer long!  Faeces or urine collection is invariably secondary to another condition such as dental disease, obesity or back problems, so bring your rabbit for a check-up if you notice this at any time of the year.

 

Parasite control rabbits

Rabbits in the UK do not often develop gut worm burdens that require routine worming treatment. Rabbits can act as hosts for dog and cat worms. However, as long as dogs or cats that share gardens with your rabbit are routinely wormed, including for tapeworm, your rabbit will be protected.