In case of Emergency please phone: Pets: 01422 354999       Equine/Farm: 01422 354106

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COVID 19 Update 23rd June 2020

As lockdown restrictions are slowly being relaxed we are cautiously increasing the services that we can provide for our patients, dependent on a Risk Assessment that takes into consideration the safety of our clients, our staff and the welfare of your pet.

We are now also able to accept new clients.

From June 15:

KING STREET: The current opening times are Weekdays 8:00am - 8:00pm, Saturdays 8:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm, we are running an out of hours emergency service, for which we are charging an Out of Hours Fee, with a Vet and Support staff available 24 hours a day.

We are opening the waiting room for clients, but in a controlled manner so please bear with us as we get this up and running. Please see information below regarding visiting the surgery.

WALSDEN: Already Open 5 days a week, currently 9:00am - 5:00pm, will be extended to 6 days a week including Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm.

RIPPONDEN: Will open 5 days a week 9:00am - 5:00pm.

 

Visiting the practice

For the immediate future we will continue to follow Social Distancing guidelines and minimise face to face contact for your and our safety.

  • When you arrive please wait outside and let the reception staff know you are there, either by phone or at King Street via the Intercom in the foyer.
  • We will advise you of how you can bring your pet into the practice, or whether a practice member will come out to speak to you.
  • Please do not enter the building unless instructed to do so, and sanitise your hands before you do.
  • Only one client per pet and please wear a Facemask/covering.
  • If you have been exposed to Covid 19, had close contact with someone who has, or you are experiencing symptoms (Persistent cough, fever) and your pet needs veterinary care please call us. We will be able to advise you on how your pet can receive any care that may be required.

 

Vaccination

All vaccinating and boosters are going ahead as normal.

 

Neutering

All neuterings are now going ahead as normal.

We have been aware of it and have followed its slow spread northwards.

The condition has recently been highlighted for us by a confirmed case and a seriously ill dog within this practice.

There are many symptoms to watch out for although an infected dog may equally appear totally healthy. Persistent coughing, reluctance to exercise, depression, weight loss fits, vomiting, diaorrhoea, weakness, paralysis. behavioural changes and persistent bleeding from even insignificant cuts are all possible signs.

Dogs under the age of two appear to be more susceptible but dogs of all ages can be affected. The wide range of symptoms can easily be confused with other illnesses so contacting your veterinary practice is important in any case if any one of the above have been noticed.

For lungworm to infect dogs they have to pass through an intermediate host and then be eaten by the dog. The intermediate hosts in this case are slugs and snails and occasionally frogs.

Dogs don't normally eat slugs and snails willingly but unwittingly do so by eating grass or anything else they choose to eat outside.

Outside water bowls or the feeding of dogs outside may increase the risk of them eating a slug or snail.

If you suspect your dog may have eaten a slug or snail or habitually does make an appointment to see your vet without delay.

An infection can be tested for very quickly and there is a treatment readily available.

Prevention is far better and licensed products are available. They require monthly treatment to ensure that mature infections do not become established.

Lungworm in dogs

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Contact Us

Small Animals King Street Practice

2 King Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1SR

Small animal: 01422 354999
Email: reception@hirdandpartners.co.uk

Farm/Equine: 01422 354106
Email: info@hirdandpartners.co.uk

 

Shelf Equine Clinic

Lower Giles Hill Farm, Giles Hill Lane, Shelf, Halifax,
West Yorkshire, HX3 7TW

Tel: 01274 601534

Email: shelfequineclinic@hirdandpartners.co.uk

 

Small Animals

52 Oldham Road, Ripponden, West Yorkshire, HX6 4DP

Tel: 01422 823312     Fax: 01422 822732

 

Unit 2D, Walsden Industrial Estate, Rochdale Road, Walsden, West Yorkshire, OL14 6UD

Tel: 01706 810271     Fax: 01706 818841

 

Sheffield Equine Clinic

Howarth Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 4NB

Tel: 01709 911900

Email: sheffieldequineclinic@hirdandpartners.co.uk

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