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Top tips for a great New Year with your pets from Clent Hills Vets

Amy Holloway

Best Wishes for the New Year ahead!

With 2020 just around the corner, here’s our advice on how to get the New Year off to a great start with your pets.

New Year Health Check

We recommend kicking off the New Year with a thorough checkup by one of our Vets to make sure your pet is in tip-top condition. Spotting the signs of health issues early can have a dramatic effect on the treatment options and outcome.

Vet health checks also include your pet’s teeth, so if like most of us they have a few too many treats over the festive period, our team can advise whether they require any dental treatment to prevent more serious problems.

Book a New Year Health Check

Microchip Your Pets – Cats Especially

If you missed our Cat #MicrochipMonday campaign, and haven’t gotten your cat microchipped yet, make it a New Year’s resolution to do so. At just £10, microchipping is vital in identifying pets if they are lost, stolen or involved in an accident. It’s a legal requirement to microchip your dog, why not give your cat the same level of care?

Book a Microchipping Appointment

Fitness Goals

Will you be starting the New Year off with a plan to get fit and shed a few pounds? Your pet may benefit from the same. Excess treats and lower activity levels in the Winter can affect your pet’s waistline and their health. This goes for dogs, cats, rabbits and any other pet.


  • Try replacing processed treats with healthy ones such as freshly cooked meat/fish, raw fruit and vegetables.
  • Always research new foods to check they are pet safe and introduce them in small quantities to ensure they agree with your pet.


  • Increase exercise levels, which could include more/longer walks for dogs, or try creating games and activities indoors for other pets and for when it’s raining outside.
  • Adding new activities to your pet’s routine will also stimulate their brain and keep them entertained.
  • Plus, getting your pet moving will generally get you moving, which is beneficial for you both and could even be fun!
  • Why not kickstart your pet’s weight loss at our Pet Fitness & Rehabilitation Centre with an indoor heated hydrotherapy pool and underwater treadmill? Both dogs and cats use these facilities and you can see some fantastic results on Facebook

Get in touch for a pet weight check with our nurses

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We hope you are enjoying the festivities and celebrations as we transition from one year to the next, and wish you all a prosperous and happy 2020!

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