Veterinary Scales

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  • Marsden V-250 Large Veterinary Scale

    What is the V-250?

    The Marsden V-250 is a large veterinary scale with a 250kg capacity. The scale has a super sized stainless steel base which is suitable for weighing even the largest of dogs, and it’s also easy to wash down to keep hygienic. The scale is accurate to the nearest 100g.

    Why should animals be weighed?

    The weight of a pet can be the first and sometimes the only indicator of a pet’s health. ‘Pet obesity is the number one issue facing vets’, according to veterinary specialists. Obese animals can encounter breathing problems, due to their lungs being forced to work harder to move the weight.

    Why should I choose the V-250?

    Choose the V-250 Large Veterinary Scale if you need a high capacity weighing scale for weighing medium sized to large pets. The scale has a 250kg capacity so is also suitable for weighing small farm animals.

    The V-250 has an optional rubber mat, which can be laid over the stainless steel surface to make it easier for animals to step onto. The platform is low profile at only 50mm high, making it easier for animals to get onto the scale.

    This large veterinary scale is unit switchable (either kg or lb) with the weight reading clearly visible on the indicator’s large bright LCD display. A wall bracket is supplied for mounting the indicator to a wall or bench. The scale is powered by 6x AA batteries or can be powered from the mains using the DC adaptor supplied.

    To find out more about the Marsden V-250 Veterinary Scales, or any of Marsden’s veterinary scales range, call 01709 364296 or contact us here.

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What is a veterinary scale?

A veterinary scale is a weighing scale designed for weighing animals, and are most commonly used in veterinary surgeries. They can range from small animal scales for weighing hamsters, guinea pigs and mice, to weighing scales for cats and large dogs.

Larger scales in the Marsden vet scales range can also be used as livestock scales.

 

Why should animals be weighed?

A pet’s weight can be the first and sometimes the only indicator of health problems. According to specialists ‘pet obesity is the number one issue facing vets’. Obese animals can encounter breathing problems, as their lungs are forced to work harder to move their weight. In cats, hepatic lipidosis is a liver disease associated with obesity.

 

How do I know which veterinary scale to choose?

Each of the veterinary scales in the Marsden range is different, and which one you choose will depend on what you need from your scale.

For smaller pets choose scales with lower capacities, as these will give you more precise graduations. For example, the V-22 is a small pet scale perfect for cats and small dogs, and provides readings as precise as to the nearest 5g.

The Marsden V-100 is our most popular vet scale, perfect for weighing cats and dogs. For larger pets, go for larger animal scales with a bigger base and higher capacity - for example the V-200, with its large platform, and indicator with bracket for mounting to the wall.

 

Where can I find out more?

Marsden is the largest supplier of vet scales in the UK. You can browse each product by clicking on the images above. Or, you can find out more about any of our vet scales and place an order by calling 01709 364296.