Zoonoses

The definition of a zoonotic disease is one that can pass from animals to humans. The list is long ranging from Rabies at the top end of severity to Ringworm at the lower end of the scale. There are bacterial infections such as E Coli and Salmonella. Internal parasites such as Toxoplasmosis which is particularly problematic in pregnant women. Skin infestations such as Sarcoptic (fox) mange which will infest people and many many more.

The list is frightening but we have been living with animals for millennia and actually if we exercise common sense hygiene, washing our hands regularly after handing animals and especially before preparing or eating food the risks are minimal.

Toxoplasmosis deserves special mention regarding pregnant women. It is mostly caught via handling of cat faeces and will effect foetal development. Therefore pregnant women should exercise very high levels of hygiene and wear gloves if they have to handle cat litter trays. Avoidance of such contact would be preferable.

Our veterinarians are all experienced general practitioners with a broad knowledge and
understanding of animal health, illness and injury.

Debbie Nuttall

Just a little thank you for trying so hard for Big Tom.

He had a good life with me, extra time if I hadn’t taken him in.

Such a lovely kindly cat

Thank you again

Kerry, Dave, Kelcie and Big “Woofs” From Gemma

To all the Team

A” huge thank you”

To you all for the care and support you have given us and Gemma.

It is very much appreciated

Ellen and Beau And Kevin and Jenny and Daniel.

Dear Aaron

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving my cat Beau.

He is a picture, although I can’t repay you I hope you like this gift.