For out of hours emergency service please phone (01) 2803303. You will be directed to our Pet Emergency Hospital.
Pet Health insurance
Blood sample analysis
We carry out in-house blood analysis including biochemistry (assessing liver and kidney function, amongst other) and haematology (examining red and white blood cells, amongst others).
This is used for diagnosing illnesses, for monitoring conditions or to confirm that your pet is healthy enough to start certain treatments or to give a general anaesthetic to.
We also check for cat viral infections such as feline aids and leukaemia.
Where necessary we send samples to a specialised laboratory. Samples are sent daily by courier and results are often available within 2 days.
For many clients this is one of the most concerning decisions that arises with your pet.
This is an area that Primrose Hull continuously upgrade to provide the latest technology to ensure the safety of your pet.
* We often advise blood and urine tests before anaesthesia.
* Sedation and pain control is given and we let your pet sit with you whilst they relax.
* We use the safest drug to induce anaesthesia – same as in humans.
* We always place a tube in the trachea to ensure an open airway.
* We then use oxygen and anaesthetic gas – same as in humans.
* We monitor the pulse rate, oxygen levels in the blood, carbon dioxide levels in the blood and respiratory rate whilst your animal is under anaesthesia.
* Your animal usually wakes up within a few minutes of completing the procedure at which point they receive a further injection for pain control.
* Once awake your pet is left in the kennel on a fluffy underblanket and covered to ensure they stay warm and dry in recovery.
This is a modern way to identify your pet. We highly recommend microchipping.
A little microchip is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. It adheres to the fatty layer under the skin, keeping it in place.
Should your pet need to be identified especially if it was lost, a scanner reveals a unique number.
On ringing the database both you and your veterinary practice are identified allowing your pet to be returned to you.
Should you require any further details ask at reception.
This is required if you want to take your pet abroad and return to Ireland at a later date.
(it is not required for trips to the UK)
1. Microchip and vaccinate for Rabies
2. In 4 weeks return to Primrose Hill for a blood sample to check that the Rabies sample has given adequate protection.
3. Await the result of blood test.
4. Once the blood test result is normal your pet passport becomes active 6 months from the date of the blood test.
Animals under ——- of age are excluded.
5. To keep the pet passport active, the rabies vaccine must be repeated yearly and this date must be before the year cover has expired.
Prior to travel it is the owners responsibility to make sure that all documents are correct and to check the requirements for each country which you are entering.
6. There are specific requirements for re entry with your pet.