Contact Information

Appointments

To make an appointment at either Westgate Hospital or Laytown Veterinary Clinic call us on:

041-9838718 / 041-9837658

You can also contact us by Fax on 041-9830050

Enquiries

To make an enquiry you can complete our Enquiry Form, Email Us or simply just give us a call at the above numbers.

24 Hour Emergency Service

To make an out of hours Emergency appointment call us at the above numbers.

 

 

 

Worming

Dogs and cats can carry a large amount of roundworms and tapeworms.  These are intestinal parasites which if left untreated can cause illness in your pet.  Approx 90% of puppies and 80% of kittens are born with worms so it is very important that new puppies and kittens should be worm dosed every fortnight until they are 12 weeks old, then dosed monthly until six months of age.  After that the average dog or cat should be worm dosed every three months i.e. four times annually.

The most common roundworm, "Toxacara", is a human health risk and can result in eye sight problems for children if a child ingests any eggs or larvae. It is therefore essential to worm dose your pet as recommended by your vet and always practice strict hygiene when handling pets. Not all worming products are similar and the amount of dose given depends solely on weight - so if you are unsure of your pet’s weight or which worm dose to give your pet we will be happy to weigh your pet and give you advice on the appropriate worm dose free of charge!

If you have any questions regarding worming or the effects of worms on your pet you can email us at info@westgatevets.com or fill in the Enquiry Form. You can also check for new information posted on Our Newsletter page.

For further information on worming visit www.wormfree.co.uk.