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Don’t wait til it’s too late – Vaccinate!

Don’t wait til it’s too late – Vaccinate!

Vaccination is one of the most important tools we have available to help keep your pet healthy. Vaccinations are safe, have minimal (if any) side effects, and we recommend them because they work. With the summer holidays fast approaching and many pets going into...

Top tips for correct antibiotic use

Top tips for correct antibiotic use

It is becoming more and more evident that one of the greatest threats to human and animal health is antibiotic resistance and the emergence of 'superbugs'.  As veterinarians, we are taking steps to help prevent the world from a global catastrophe where common...

Snail bait toxicity: what you need to know

Snail bait toxicity: what you need to know

Spring brings about lots of hazards and one in particular is the use of snail (and slug) bait in the garden. Would you know what to watch out for? Signs of snail bait poisoning: - Excessive drooling - Anxiety and panting - Muscle tremors, twitching and restlessness...

Dental disease can put your pet at risk of heart disease

Dental disease can put your pet at risk of heart disease

When dental disease strikes, plaque and tartar that accumulate on the teeth lead to infection of the gums. Bacteria from this infection travel in the bloodstream around the body and can cause infection in the heart. This commonly occurs in the heart's lining and...

Arthritis loves winter

Arthritis loves winter

If you’re finding it a bit harder to get out of bed on these colder mornings, spare a thought for your pet. Arthritis loves to rear its ugly head around this time of the year and the reason your pet might be sleeping in more than usual could be due to pain. Arthritis...

Adopt a senior pet

Adopt a senior pet

If you are thinking of adding a furry friend to your family you should consider adopting a senior cat or dog. Kittens & puppies may be fun and playful but they can be hard work! You'll find there are many hidden joys if you bring a senior 'kitty-zen' into your...

Can my cat be vegan?

Can my cat be vegan?

Embarking on a vegan diet might be suitable for some people but what about our feline friends? The truth is that a cat cannot survive on a vegan diet. These diets simply do not provide all of the nutrients that your cat requires for a healthy life. Cats are obligate...

Could it be magic? What a blood test can tell us

Could it be magic? What a blood test can tell us

Many people & pets cower when we mention the following words: blood test. But did you know that these tests are virtually magic when it comes to getting an insight into your pet’s general health? From a blood test, we can decide if your pet is dehydrated, has...

Becoming a new puppy parent

Becoming a new puppy parent

When taking on the new and exciting role as a puppy parent we also take on the responsibility to give that pup the very best life. This includes letting them be part of the family, don’t get a puppy and then leave them in the garden 24/7. That’s simply a prison...

How to help your cat like the vet

How to help your cat like the vet

We understand that many cats don’t like coming to the vet and seeing your pet distressed is often enough to put off a visit to see us but there are things you can do to help them. Get them used to their cat carrier at home. You can do this by leaving it out all the...

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