Lanes Vets

For EMERGENCIES: Pets 01995 603 349 Farm Animals 01995 602 468 (24hrs)

Covid-19 Update

As always, we are still available for you and your pet 24 hours a day should you need us. However we are operating differently, in response to government guidelines we have restrictions and safety procedures in place to keep our team and clients safe.

If you are showing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 we request that you do not attend the practice. 

The health and welfare of animals is at the heart of what we do and we will never abandon that. We ask you for your understanding while we work to keep everyone as safe as possible during the pandemic.

Stay safe everyone.

Practice Locator Pets

Garstang

Leachfield Industrial Estate
Green Lane West, Cabus
Garstang, Lancashire
PR3 1PR

01995 603 349 (Small Animal)
01995 602 468 (Large Animal)

Opening Times

Monday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Tuesday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Wednesday - 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Friday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday - 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday - 10.00 am – 12 noon
Bank Holiday - 10.00 am – 12 noon

Lancaster
(Dimples)

Dimples Veterinary Practice
Units 4 – 5 Lake Enterprise Court
Ladies Walk, Caton Road
Lancaster LA1 3NX

01524 67777

Opening Times

Monday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Tuesday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Wednesday - 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Friday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday - 9.00 am – 12 noon
Sunday - CLOSED

Poulton-le-fylde
(Bracewell)

235 Garstang Road East
Poulton-le-Fylde
Lancashire FY6 8JH

01253 891 088

Opening Times

Monday - 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
Tuesday - 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
Wednesday - 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Friday - 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
Saturday - 9.00 am – 12 noon
Sunday - CLOSED

Cottam

Tabley Lane
Preston, Lancashire
PR4 0LH

01772 970292

Opening Times

Monday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Tuesday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Wednesday - 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Friday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday - 9.00 am – 12 noon
Sunday - CLOSED

Care for Your Pet Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs and rabbits are popular domestic pets, they are often bought as children’s pets and can be very rewarding as such. However, rabbits and Guinea pigs have specific needs to keep them healthy.

Rabbits can live up to 10-12 years, Guinea pigs up to 8 years – important facts to take into account before buying on a whim! Your pet will need lots of care, companionship, time for play and grooming. It can cost as much as £25 per week to look after a rabbit or Guinea pig including food, bedding and vet care.

Housing should be considered carefully, it is not sufficient to cage your rabbit or Guinea pig in just a hutch. Both species require access to outside runs and ‘environmental enrichment’ with toys, tunnels and different feeding places.

Diet is very important in rabbits and Guinea pigs, both these animals are herbivorous and more importantly considered to be ‘fibrevores’ meaning the bulk of their diet should be high in fibre, hay and grass are ideal with a small quantity of high fibre pellets – muesli mixes are not considered suitable. Guinea pigs need a regular intake of fresh vegetables because they need a high intake of vitamin C, if this is not provided Guinea pigs can suffer from scurvy. Incorrect diet can lead to significant health problems most commonly dental disease, digestive discarders and obesity, these problems can shorten the life expectancy of your pet.

Routine healthcare is as important in rabbits and guinea pigs
and you should regularly examine your pet,paying
particular attention to their teeth and claws to make
sure these are not overgrowing.

If you groom your pet regularly you should be able to detect any problems with their skin or fur quite quickly. Particularly in summer months, it is essential to check that there is no soiling around your rabbit’s bottom as this is quite a common problem and can result in fly strike (where flies lay eggs in the soiled coat and maggots infest the skin) which can make your pet very sick very quickly.

If you would like advice on selecting a pet and what it needs to stay healthy, please talk to the team at Lanes Vets and we will be happy to help.

Remember, it’s FREE to register your pet with Lanes Vets and you can do it online >

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to organise any events or show you any local events as the majority have been cancelled. As soon as we get some dates for events we will be sure to let you all know and ensure they are advertised.