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Spring is an exciting time for most of us in Leicestershire, pets included! Lighter nights mean more opportunities for us to be outdoors with our pets in Leicestershire To ensure a happy and safe season for your animals, take a minute to make yourself aware of hidden dangers which could lead to a poorly pet.

Our veterinary surgeons in Leicestershire (commonly known as vets) serve the healthcare needs of animals. Once qualified as a vet, there are many roles such as teaching, research, government and clinical work. Clinical vets can work with farm animals, zoo animals, horses, laboratory animals, pets or a mixture. It is an incredibly diverse and challenging job.

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs in Leicestershire? Maybe out on walks, or at the local Leicestershire park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. And, with our new oral vaccine, it’s now even easier to protect your dog.

Do you have a tortoise? If so, it is recommended to have a worm count carried out on your tortoise twice a year.

Brushing is by far the best method of keeping your pet's teeth clean and is more successful if taken in stages. Ideally, it would help if you brushed your dog's teeth at least once daily or three times per week at a minimum to help remove plaque and prevent tartar build-up.

Let’s look at why annual visits are important for your pet.