For help and advice in caring for your pet

Animal care isn't just about emergency services. Here you will find useful links and information to help with the day to day caring for your pet in the hope that it can remain happy and healthy throughout life stages.

The internet is an unrivalled source of information for animal care. As a starting point to further reading, we have discovered some interesting websites which you might find of use, in addition to the pet information we provide on our site (please note Rowan Veterinary Centre Ltd cannot be held responsible for the content held on web sites external to its own):

The RSPCA - website for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
BSAVA - website for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association
RCVS - The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is the regulating body for UK Veterinary Surgeons
Lancashire German Shepherd Rescue - a North West centre for rehoming GSDs. Recognised by the Kennel Club (as a breed-specific Rescue) and a Member of the Association of Dogs & Cats Homes. Registration Number 4752718
Cats Protection - Cats Protection rescues and rehomes unwanted and abandoned cats, and promotes responsible cat ownership.
Dogs Trust - Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust, formerly known as the NCDL, has always campaigned on dog-welfare related issues to ensure a safe and happy future for our four-legged friends.
International Cat Care - ICC is an organisation that provides a wealth of information for cat owners . It is also the organisation that helps our practice ensure our Cat Friendly status.
Guide Dogs - Guide Dogs support blind and partially sighted people so that they can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
The Kennel Club - The Kennel Club is the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.
DEFRA (Pet Travel Scheme) - Information concerning pet travel: Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The Preston branch number is 01772 861144.
RSPB - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
PetPlan - PetPlan insurance.
Veterinary Poisons Information Service - now has a helpline for the general public.
The Blue Cross - charity that provides a wealth of information for all pet owners.