With an array of services available, Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital can effectively treat almost any condition your pet might face
Here is a detailed list of our services below:
Health checks are an essential part of your pet’s long term care, so make sure they’re fighting fit by visiting us today
Whether you have a young or old pet, attending a regular health check is imperative. If you visit us at least once a year we’ll be able to screen your pet for conditions that could cause complications in the future, such a kidney disease or arthritis.
During your pet’s health check we will examine their eyes, ears, teeth, coat and skin for any basic problems. We will then listen to their heart and lungs as well as feeling their abdomen for any lumps and bumps.
Any concerns you have during the examination will also be addressed by your friendly and knowledgeable vet.
If you would like your pet’s health to be checked, even just for your peace of mind, then please call the hospital today on 01-2951202 to book your appointment.
Protect your pet against life threatening diseases and conditions by visiting the hospital at least once a year
Vaccinations are an essential part of preventative health care and we strongly advise you to ensure your pet’s protection is up-to-date, especially if your pet is in their early years.
Vaccinations are important injections that are given to dogs, cats and rabbits to prevent them from getting nasty diseases and infections. Before your pet is allowed to go outside or interact with other animals, they should have completed a course of vaccinations to ensure that they are immune from diseases that could affect their health.
Dogs are usually protected against:
- Kennel cough
- Canine herpes virus
Cats are usually protected against:
- Feline leukaemia virus
- Cat flu viruses
- Infectious enteritis
Rabbits are usually protected against:
- Viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD)
If you would like more information about vaccinations, or to book your pet in for their course of injections then call the hospital today on 01-2951202 to book your appointment.
Keep your pet’s mouth free of oral diseases by regularly visiting our team
Your pet’s oral hygiene can often be overlooked, but it is an essential part of their routine health care. Over time plaque can build up on your pet’s teeth which, in many cases, could lead to tooth decay and gum disease. If you visit our team regularly we’ll be able to keep your pet’s teeth squeaky clean using our state-of-the-art equipment. We were also one of the first practices in Ireland to use human grade dental equipment, providing us with the perfect way to keep your pet’s teeth pearly white and healthy.
If your pet’s teeth are discoloured or you feel they are currently suffering from an oral problem, please call the hospital today on 01-2951202 to book their dental appointment.
Microchipping your pet will provide you with complete peace of mind, especially if they ever go missing
Microchipping your pet is a quick, simple and fairly painless procedure that has proven invaluable in the past. A microchip is roughly the size of a grain of rice and allows animal services to access your contact information. The microchip itself stores your details via a unique encoded number that can be read by a special scanner. If your pet is found after wandering off and getting lost, this revolutionary piece of technology enables anyone with a scanner to inform you of your pet’s whereabouts. Scanners are held by dog wardens, veterinary practices, animal welfare organisations (such as the ISPCA) and The Dogs Trust.
If you would like to check your pet for their microchip number, or to have one inserted, please call the friendly team at Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital today by calling 01-2951202.
Neutering your pet will not only prevent unwanted litters, but could also protect them from a number of medical conditions too
Unless you particularly want to breed from your pet, getting your companion neutered is a responsible thing to do. Neutering involves removing your pet’s sexual organs so they’re unable to reproduce. This simple procedure is completed under anaesthetic so they will feel no pain. Neutering can also protect your pet from a range of diseases and other conditions as they age. If you own a male cat or dog, neutering will prevent them from suffering from testicular cancer, and reduce the likelihood of the development of prostatic diseases. The simple procedure could also reduce your pet’s sexual behaviour such as mounting objects, showing aggression and spraying. Likewise, for female cats and dogs neutering can reduce the risk of cancers of the ovaries, the womb and the mammary glands. Neutering may also remove the risk of unwanted pregnancies or “false pregnancies” and will prevent unwanted attention from male animals. Other animals can also be neutered here at the hospital, including rabbits and ferrets.
If you have considered neutering your pet, then please consult one of our experienced vets today. Simply call 01-2951202 and a member of our team will be happy to help.
Give your puppy the best possible start by attending our puppy parties
Hundreds of puppies have attended our parties since we started offering them in 2011. They run once a month and all puppies between 8-13 weeks are invited. Why are these parties so important? At that age, many of the puppies will have not completed their first course of vaccinations and as a result are not allowed outside to play. However, this time in their life is crucial for socialising so the parties are a great opportunity for them to socialise in a safe and sterile environment. All puppies that attend will have been examined by one of our vets and had at least one vaccination.
The puppy parties are run by our nurses and take place in the practice between 8pm and 9pm one Tuesday every month. As well as giving a chance for you and your puppy to socialise, the party can give you advice on health and training and allow you the opportunity to ask any additional questions that you might have. These parties are run as a free service to our clients and their pets.
If you would like to attend a puppy party, simply ask your vet next time you come in for a vaccination, or call the hospital on 01-2951202 and a member of our team will be happy to help. Photos from previous puppy parties are available on our Facebook page (Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital) – why not check them out!
Have you got your pet’s travel checks sorted? Get them ready for their travels by visiting the hospital today
If you’re planning to take your pet abroad even to the UK, it’s essential that they have a pet passport and rabies vaccination. This will need to contain all of their details, such as date of birth, breed, sex, as well as a detailed list of all the vaccinations they have had. Depending on the country you’re travelling to, your pet may need to be treated against particular diseases and parasites. They may also need treatment while on holiday to be able to return home without being quarantined. To avoid any unnecessary hassle or stress to you or your pet, please speak to a member of our experienced team well ahead of your trip, and they will be happy to organise everything you need. We will also apply for your pet’s passport in time for your date of departure.
For more information about pet passports, or about travelling to a different country please call the hospital on 01-2951202 and a member of our team will be happy to help.
Your pet’s diet is as important as yours. Make sure they’re receiving all the goodness they need by speaking to a member of our team today
Your pet’s diet is crucial. It could mean the difference between a long and healthy life, or a short and unhealthy one. There are plenty of foods available on the market today but do you know which ones are full of salt, sugar and other nasty ingredients?
All of our team have studied nutrition as part of their third-level training. This level of expertise is available to you to help and guide you as to what food is most appropriate for your pet, no matter what stage of their life they are enjoying.
Perhaps your pet has special nutritional requirements – if so you can have confidence that the advice and guidance you will receive from our team is impartial and is based on sound scientific knowledge.
Maybe your pet is on the larger side? Or maybe they’re lacking condition? By speaking to a member of our experienced team today, you’ll find out exactly what your pet needs and the diets we recommend for your special companion.
For more information, or to book an appointment with one of our dietary specialists, call the hospital today on 01-2951202 and a member of our team will be happy to help.
Breeding and fertility
Have the confidence to welcome your new pet into the world – our team of experienced vets are always here to support you
Would you like to breed from your pet? Then you will need the support of a veterinary team who are experienced and able to advise, diagnose and treat an array of conditions, especially during your pet’s pregnancy and labour.
For more information, or to book an appointment with a member of our experienced and caring team then please call the hospital today on 01-2951202. We’ll be happy to explain everything you will need to know about breeding from your pet.
At this most difficult time, our supportive team are here to help
It’s unfortunate that in most cases, our beloved pets do not live as long we do, so as responsible pet owners, in some circumstances we may have to make the difficult decision to eventually say goodbye to our companions. As loving pet owners ourselves, we understand how difficult this decision can be and we are here day and night to support you. After your pet has been euthanised, you are very welcome to take them home with you to be buried. However, many pet owners prefer to cremate their pet; we are able to provide private crematorium facilities in this situation. A member of our respectful team will give you all the time you need, and will be there to answer any questions you may have.
If you are considering cremating your pet, then please do not worry about speaking to a member of our team on 01-2951202. We’ll be happy to reassure you at this upsetting time.
Time is of the essence when diagnosing your pet’s medical condition
If your pet is unwell, it’s important to find out exactly what is wrong with them as quickly as possible. Our veterinary hospital enables us to do this as we have our own on-site laboratory.
This means your pet’s blood and other samples can be analysed within a couple of minutes, allowing our team to take decisive action as quickly as possible. This not only helps your pet to make a speedy recovery, but assures you that your pet is being treated effectively for their condition.
For more information about our on-site laboratory and how we can diagnose your pet’s conditions, simply call the hospital today on 01-2951202 and a member of our team will be happy to help.
Getting a new pet
Thinking of getting a new puppy or kitten? We’re ready to help you every step of the way
Whether you’ve had pets before, or are a first-time owner, choosing a new companion is always exciting.
However, it’s important to make the right decision about the type of pet that would be right for you. Remember to consider the ongoing issues of health, nutrition and general care that your pet will need, as well as thinking about whether your lifestyle can accommodate them. If you work long hours and like to travel a lot at the weekends, for example, a cat or dog left to their own devices at home will be bored and lonely. Similarly, if you suffer from dust or pollen allergies, make sure you choose a short-haired animal that doesn’t shed fur.
No matter whether you have a specific query or are just after some general information, our highly qualified and professional team are on hand to give you free, impartial & expert advice on every aspect of your new pet’s life.
So before you make that important decision, call Nutgrove Veterinary Hospital. Our staff are ready and waiting to help you.
If you’d like to make an appointment with one of our friendly team to discuss any queries or concerns you have before you make your new purchase, or simply ask us a couple of questions over the phone, we’d be happy to help. Just call us on 01 295 1202 for more information or to schedule a visit to us.