SIDCUP HOSPITAL DA14 5HB | T: 020 8300 8111

Routine & Emergency

Address: 53-55 Maidstone Road,
Foots Cray, Kent, DA14 5HB

Main Tel: 0208 300 8111

Hospital Consulting hours

Monday to Friday: 8am to 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 6.00pm
Emergency appointments 24/7

Useful Phone Numbers

Clinical Administration: 020 8269 8852
Insurance: 020 8269 8847
Accounts and Finance: 020 8269 8846
VIP & Lion Club: 020 8300 2777


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Tel: 020 8619 0973 | Postcode: BR2 9QN
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Tel: 020 8311 5250 | Postcode: DA17 5QQ
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Tel: 020 8295 1100 | Postcode: BR7 5AQ
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Tel: 020 8859 7914 | Postcode: SE9 6SZ
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Tel: 020 8619 0499 | Postcode: BR2 7LD
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Tel: 01474 703377 | Postcode: DA3 7QD
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Tel: 01689 867810 | Postcode: BR5 1HD
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Antibiotic use

Parkvets | Keeping Your Pet Happy & Healthy This Firework Season Key points for antibiotic use to ensure efficacy of treatment and avoid the development of resistant bacteria

When an antibiotic has been prescribed it needs to always be given at appropriate intervals.  For instance, twice a day means every 12 hours.

A dose should not be missed as it will effect the efficacy of the treatment and potentially lead to the bacteria becoming resistant to the antibiotic prescribed.

If your pet is sick after being given a table, and it is present in the vomit, they should receive another dose of antibiotic an hour or so later.  If your pet is sick again you should contact the practice for advice.

If a tablet is missed by a few hours it is best to administer it as soon as possible and then return to the normal schedule.  For example, if you are scheduled to give your pet a tablet at 8am and 8pm, but you miss the 8pm dose – perhaps you are late home from work, and didn’t get in till 11pm – give them the tablet at 11pm and then resume the usual schedule at 8am as planned.

Antibiotics are very safe and giving an increased dose is better than not giving enough.  If in doubt please contact the practice for guidance.

The length of treatment should also be followed in order to avoid the proliferation of resistant bacteria in our environment.