Welcome to the May edition of our newsletter.
The partners are pleased to be able to announce in this newsletter the
opening of the BVC Khalifa City Branch. Pets located in Khalifa
City, Golf Gardens, Sas Al Nakeel, and the Al Raha area, now have a
shorter journey to see us. The branch has been long in planning and
many hurdles had to be overcome to reach this point. Thank you to the
clients that gave advice and our staff that put in the extra effort to
make this happen. We think we have an excellent location and look
forward to welcoming you at the new branch.
For an impression of the new clinic, contact details and a route description, please click here.
Dr Jonathan Hale
New to the BVC Team
Meet Dhanilo, the newest member of the Britvet team. Dhanny trained as a veterinarian in the Philippines, where he is also the owner of several dogs. Being an animal lover, he has already adopted a cat here in UAE too! Dhanny is part of our morning nurses team, which take care of admitted patients, as well as giving assistance to the Vets in consult and in surgeries.
Dental Specialist visit
Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp BSc BVSc MSc from the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, will be visiting the UAE on May 6th and 7th, to perform specialised dentistry and maxillofacial surgery (surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region).
If you would like to book an appointment with Dr. Steenkamp you can contact the clinic at 02-6650085, the Khalifa Branch at 02-5504111 or via on-line booking by clicking here.
Click here to read Dr. Steenkamp's article, exclusively written for this months BVC newsletter, on tooth discolorations. If you would like to know more on the topic of dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, please visit Dr. Steenkamp's website at: http://vw.vetdentsa.co.za/
Pet Teeth Cleaning and a Free* Dental Consultation.
This offer is only valid at our Khalifa City Branch. Teeth Cleaning Prices: Cats: AED 400* and
Dogs: AED 500*
*Terms & Conditions
While all dogs are at risk for heat distress, certain snub-nosed (Pugs, Boston Terriers, Boxers, Bulldogs), or brachycephalic breeds are much more likely candidates to suffer heatstroke. Due to attributes like narrow nostrils, an elongated soft palate, and areas of the trachea that are dangerously narrow, brachycephalic dogs cannot cool themselves down effectively with panting.
Do you plan to take your pet to your Holiday destination abroad?
If the answer to this is yes, you should start planning your pet's trip soon. Mainly because there are quite a few things to know and to arrange such as vaccinations, airline bookings, age requirements etc. Not to mention all the paperwork you need. Unfortunately there is no fixed rule for all countries. They all have different regulations for pet's entering their country. If you would like to see our step by step guide for pet travel, please click here.
No time to plan your pet's holidays yourself, the BVC can take it of your hands and plans the trip for you. For more information on this you can contact the clinic at 02-6650085.
Cruciate disease - Get the inside story
Rupture of the cruciate ligament is one of the most common orthopaedic injuries in dogs. The cruciate ligament is inside the knee joint.
The signs are limping on a back leg. The limp may start in different ways. Most often it's a gradual limp, it can be sudden though. It can affect both back legs at the same time in which case the dog may be reluctant to walk (looking like the back end is paralyzed).
Click here if you have noticed similar signs or if you would just like to read more.
Grooming helps improve a cat's health and happiness but what is in it for you?
Courtesy of Veterinarian Partner.com
Although many cats, typically longhaired, older or obese ones, need help grooming, any cat can benefit from human intervention. Even if your cat isn't a high-maintenance type with silky, long hair, assistance grooming offers benefits to both of you. This applies of course to dogs as well.
Breed of the month: Himalayan Cat
The Himalayan cat is not a breed in itself, but is actually a division of the Persian cat, identified as the color point. To create the Himalayan, a cross breeding was made of the Siamese and the Persian, though it has taken lots of work by dedicated Himalayan breeders to get the cat to the standard it is today. It is also consistently ranked among the top 10 most popular cat breeds. Click here to read more.
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