10 01, 2018

Changing your pet’s diet – food for thought?

By | 2018-01-17T08:28:41+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Feeding your dog or cat can be a bewildering task these days;  there are hundreds of commercially prepared diets available, endless websites telling you that one type food is best, advice from breeders and friends and of course advice from us as your veterinary clinic. Our recommendation for a commercially prepared diet There are hundreds

23 05, 2017

Protecting our pets in warmer weather

By | 2017-12-14T00:24:06+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Every year pets die in hot weather, often purely because their owner underestimated how dangerous higher temperatures can be for their pet. 'Dogs die in hot cars', we have all heard this before and yet every year heartbreaking stories emerge of pets that passed away and devastated owners who simply underestimated the risk. The message

27 04, 2017

So you found a baby bird…

By | 2017-11-25T02:15:48+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

At this time of year we get regular enquiries from people who have found a baby bird or mammal. In these cases we always advise in accordance with the RSPCA guidelines: don’t touch baby animals and leave them to be. In most cases parents are nearby and waiting for you to leave. Once you take

27 04, 2017

Antibiotics resistance and your pet

By | 2017-11-26T03:04:14+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Antibiotics resistance is becoming a bigger challenge in pets much as it is in humans. Antibiotics resistance means that the bacteria causing an infection are not being affected by the antibiotics, making the antibiotics ineffective as treatment. There are however things we can do as vets and pet owners to help ensure that antibiotics remain an

18 04, 2017

New UK Animal Poison Line for Pets

By | 2017-11-26T03:06:30+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

We wanted to let you know about the Animal Poison Line, a new help line which pet owners can call to establish if a trip to see the vet is necessary should your pet eat something that you think might be poisonous. The Animal Poison Line is run by the Veterinary Poison Information Service and

28 09, 2016

Spotlight on: Africa’s stray dogs

By | 2017-11-26T03:11:39+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Often through their own experiences our vets and nurses have causes which are close to their hearts and which we would like to tell you about to give them a little more exposure. We will occasionally highlight one of these in our 'Spotlight on' blog post. This month we would like to tell you about

1 08, 2016

RABBIT ALERT- Vaccinate for emerging disease

By | 2017-11-26T03:13:44+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

You may have read about the new strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD-2) which is sweeping through the UK rabbit population. RHD-2 is thought to have spread from wild rabbit populations and is now present within pet rabbit populations throughout the UK. It is thought that it spreads from rabbit to rabbit as well as through