Avril’s Mobile Grooming Service stock a wide range of pet accessories including:
Currently I am unable to hold a pet health clinic in Holsworthy Pets every 3rd Tuesday of the month, due to the current restrictions. I am hoping to start the clinics again when safe to do so.
Holsworthy Pets remains open for business as usual with Covid safety measures in place.
Visit us at: 4 Victoria Square, Holsworthy EX22 6AA
We stock a range of Herbal medicines and supplements suitable for cats, dogs and other pets.
These are an ideal compliment to prescribed medicines and treat conditions such as; stress, arthritis, rheumatism, kidney disorders, skin conditions, gland problems and coat conditioning.
Advice is given on an individual basis
As a Qualified Veterinary Nurse (SQP), I am also happy to provide advice on health and wellbeing issues and I am willing to take any clients who could be referred by their VET. If you have any concerns, please give me a ring and I will advise you on the best course of action.
I am regularly checking and keeping up to date with all the latest advice and guidance from the Government and the CSFG and continue to implement a range of precautions and protocols to keep us all safe.
For us lambing is now finished and most of our new arrivals are out in the fields with their mums and siblings. The lovely weather we had over the Easter Weekend gave them a good head start especially important with the cold north winds we are experiencing this week. We have also welcomed even more new arrivals with our Guinea Pigs and watched as our incubated eggs hatched to produce some very cute chicks! All are coming on well.
As well as providing a full grooming services as described above during lockdown for dogs and cats, I am also able to take other small pets such as guinea pigs and rabbits. I would be pleased to discuss your needs so please give me a call.
There are a few reminders as we move hopefully into warmer weather. Parasites love it when the weather improves especially fleas and worms. It is important to keep your pets protected from a range of parasites. Fleas can carry tapeworm eggs that once ingested by an animal will settle into the stomach and gradually grow into an adult tapeworm. The eggs can be ingested through self-grooming or from scavenging. Tapeworms can cause weight loss, anal itching and fatigue and can grow up to 70cm long. They are made of segments about the size of a grain of rice.
Roundworms are also an unpleasant parasite that can carry Toxocariasis which could infect humans from handling soil or sand from infected animal faeces. For most people an infection can be fairly harmless but in rare cases it can cause serious illness. Therefore it is very important to ensure good hygiene when picking up animal faeces or cleaning cat litter trays. If children are playing in soil or open sandpits it is also very important to make sure hands are washed thoroughly after contact. Keeping worming treatments up to date to keep any parasites under control is therefore vital for your own, your family and your pet's health.
This is a roundworm which I retrieved from a puppy! Not pleasant
Please ensure you keep your pet parasite treatments up to date. As a Suitably Qualified Person, I can advise on the best treatment for your pet. I can also supply a range of medical products including Drontal® worm treatments for dogs and cats that protect against intestinal worms including tapeworm, hookworm, roundworm, and whip worm. They are available as tasty bone tablets for dogs and come in different pack sizes.
I also sell a range of other pet related products including grooming products, drying coats, shampoo’s, leads, collars etc. Again, give me a ring if you need any pet related item and I will advise you accordingly.
These little critters can cause serious problems in both cats and dogs especially if they enjoy running or playing in long grass. The ticks attach themselves high up the blade of grass just waiting to hook their victim as they are passing by. They do not always bury into the skin and start sucking blood immediately so it is important to brush down and check your pet's coat when you return from a walk where ticks may have been present. Ticks can carry a number of diseases. A particularly nasty disease is called Lyme's Disease. If you suspect your pet has ticks please do not try to remove them by just pulling them off. You must make sure to remove all parts, including the mouth parts. It is best to bring your pet I can remove ticks safely however I also sell a small device which you can use at home called a tick remover.
Tick remover - 2 sizes available. Please contact me for more information.
Seresto° collars protect from ticks, fleas and lice infestations for up to 8 months.
I can supply different sizes available for both cats and dogs.
Please contact me for further information on any of the above issues but if you have any immediate health concerns please contact your vet in the first instance, who will be able to advise on the best course of treatment.
Now business is returning to the new normal, with appointments for all treatments now available, not just for welfare purposes, I am getting extremely busy. Please book your appointments as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Sorry if I am unable to take your call, I will probably be working, so please leave a message or send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Look forward to seeing you soon.