NEWSLETTER BVC, January 2011


The staff of The British Veterinary Center wishes you
a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous 2011.


Welcome to the first newsletter of the New Year. In this issue we would like to pay special attention to diabetes in pets, and the declawing of cats. You will also find a pictorial review of the BVC in 2010, a Customer Satisfaction Survey that we would encourage you to answer, and other information that may be of interest to you.

Dr Jonathan Hale
Head Veterinarian
British Veterinary Centre Abu Dhabi.

News update from Dr. Jonathan
New Years wishes from Dr Jonathan and the memorable year 2010 at the BVC in a photo collage. If you would like to see more, please click here.
Pets and Diabetes

As with people, the occurrence of diabetes in cats and dogs is increasing. Diabetes can strike a pet at any time, but most commonly occurs in older pets. Characterized by impaired insulin production or utilization in the pancreas, diabetes is an endocrine disorder in which glucose builds up in the blood in excessive levels. If you would like to read more, please click here.

Special promotion for January

The January special offer is 50% off the price of microchipping. Contact reception on 02 6650085 for a microchip appointment and please quote the January newsletter special offer. If you pet is already chipped and you would like to add their chip number to the World Pet Register during the month of January we provide a 50% discount off registration. Contact

For more information on the microchip procedure and the microchipping benefits, please read the FAQ from our July 2010 issue here.

Customer Satisfaction Survey;

Tell Us What you Think!

At the BVC our mission is to provide your pet with excellent patient care in a modern, clean and caring environment with exemplary communication with you as the concerned pet owner.

To help us maintain and improve our services and to fulfill our mission, we would appreciate your feedback and therefore we would like to ask you to complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey which is available at our Reception and on our website here.

Clients who submit the survey (at the BVC Reception only!) and include their name will receive a voucher for a 15 AED discount on their next visit!

Why we will not declaw your cat....

The answer to this is quit simple, because we think it is cruel. When a cat is declawed, the last bone of each digit on the forepaws is surgical removed. This irreversible procedure is followed by a period of painful recovery, which takes longer with age. Imagine that your fingertips are amputated and you will not be able to perform normal activities. This is what a cat that has been declawed has to go through but it can also be unsafe for your cat. If you would like to read more, please click here.

Cats go camping

We received some pictures from one of our clients who likes to take her 2 cats Tabitha and Sabuki with her on her desert camping trips and it seems that Tabitha and Sabuki are enjoying themselves as well. If you would like to see the pictures please click here.

(as there are a lot of pictures, downloading might take some time.)

UAE Pet News

In line with the recent ban on dogs from beaches, shopping centers, public parks, swimming pools and restaurants, Dr. Jonathan would like to share his view on responsible dog ownership. If you would like to read more, please click here.

Shall we get a Puppy? Part 6.

In this part of the sequel we would like to continue with obedience and puppy training. If you would like to read more, please click here.

Pet of the month: The Maine Coon
Maine Coons are very large cats with a very friendly and playful temperament. They have a clown-like personality and affectionate nature. They seek out and enjoy the company of people. They make excellent companions for large, active families that also enjoy having dogs and other animals around. You can describe the Main Coon as a big, gentle, good-natured goof. If you would like to read more, please click here.

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