5 Kidderminster Road
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:30am - 12:00noon
12 Kidderminster Road
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:30am
165 New Road
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 12:00noon - 2:30pm
Rear of 24-26 Worcester Road
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Canine distemper is a contagious and serious viral illness which affects dogs, foxes, skunks, wolves and other species of wildlife. Ferrets can be a carrier of this virus. The canine distemper virus is airborne and can also be contracted by direct or indirect (bedding, bowls, utensils etc) contact with an infected animal. First it attacks a dog’s tonsils, then the respiratory, urogenital, gastrointestinal and nervous systems. Young and non-vaccinated dogs are most at risk.
Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious and dangerous disease. It can produce a life-threatening illness, where the virus attacks by quickly dividing body cells, most severely affecting the dog’s intestinal tract. Parvovirus also attacks white blood cells, and in young dogs, it can damage the heart muscle and cause lifelong cardiac problems. Due to the contagion risk and to stop suffering, the most likely outcome if a dog has contracted parvovirus, unfortunately is euthanasia.
Infectious canine hepatitis is an acute liver infection in dogs caused by canineadenovirus type-1 (CAV-1). The virus is spread in the faeces, urine, blood, saliva, and nasal discharge of an infected dog.
Leptospirosis is an infection of bacterial spirochetes, which dogs acquire when subspecies of the Leptospira interrogans penetrate the skin and spread through the body by way of the bloodstream. This bacteria can reproduce in the eyes, kidneys, liver, central nervous and reproductive systems.
After the initial infection, fever and infection of the blood quickly develop, however symptoms can be resolved with the reactive increase of antibodies, which clear the bacteria from dog’s system. The dog’s recovery and organ repair will depend on the strength of their immune system and ability to eradicate the infection completely. The Leptospira spirochete bacteria can still remain and reproduce in the dog’s kidneys and infect the urine. If kidney and liver infection progresses, these organs can be severely damaged and this can be fatal. Younger animals with lesser developed immune systems are most at risk for severe complications.
Did you know that Leptospira spirochete bacteria can be passed onto humans and other animals, with children being most at risk? Vaccination against this zoonotic disease is vital.
Kennel cough is the common name for infectious tracheobronchitis, a canine respiratory infection caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus. Inflammation of the upper airway is caused by pathogens attacking the cilia lining of the respiratory tract. Kennel cough is contagious and is not just caught from putting your pet in boarding kennels, as the name suggests. Your dog can pick up kennel cough from other infected dogs, simply by mixing with them on a walk in the park.
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Fantastic, helpful and very friendly, they looked after our puppy brilliantly.Denise Gauder, Google
They are always able to turn a disaster into a triumph and just when your world seems hopeless they save the day with their wonderful staff, caring attitude and relaxed surroundings. Thank you for “being there”.Jade S, Best of Bromsgrove
Thankyou so much for looking after my springer spaniel Jess after she had some teeth removed. Staff are lovely and I was really impressed that we had a phone call to check that she was OK. Thankyou.Jayne Woodfield, Facebook
We are new to the area and when I called Clent Hills Vets to discuss the care of my pets, well I can’t speak highly enough – very helpful Thank you!!!Janet H, Best of Bromsgrove
Very caring vets, we were treated with great care and respect when our ferret was dying. Brilliant people and service 🙂Tracey Tisdell, Facebook
Very professional, caring and considerate staff. Rod was brilliant, spent a lot of time explaining my dog Baxter’s issues and I will recommend this practice to all.Noel Wheatley, Facebook
I would definitely recommend you without a doubt, the care we receive is excellent. I’m able to just drop in and get over-the- counter general advice when I need it, and nothing seems too much trouble here. Plus, my dogs have always loved coming to this Vets!Beverley Stanton, Blog
Rod, Barbara and your amazing team!
There are not enough words to express our eternal gratitude to you all for saving Bella’s life.
It is not just your profession, you all care and show true love to the animals within your care.
You’ve never got exasperated with our questions or worries and been behind us every step of Bella’s journey. To say she has made a miraculous recovery is an understatement and that’s something I never thought we would be able to say.
Thankyou you all so very much, lots of love to you all xxxxxLiz Curran, Facebook