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In the veterinary world best practice is constantly changing, as new research, medicine and equipment becomes available, so do check back regularly for our latest updates.
What are Ticks? Ticks are small 6-legged blood sucking insects, which can spread some nasty blood-borne diseases to our pets. They attach to the skin, usually when out walking in long grass. It’s important to check your dog after every walk and … Read more about How To Avoid Ticks
At this time of year, long grass can cause all sorts of problems for pets, especially dogs, but cats too - and it's not just down to insects and parasites, such as fleas and ticks. Grass Darts (Seeds) Grass dart seeds can be a real problem too … Read more about Beware Long Grass …
Spring is a wonderful time of year, or at least it is if you’re not an allergy sufferer! Whilst we humans suffer from sneezing and sniffing thanks to allergens, our pet’s allergies take the form of skin irritation or inflammation. If your cat or … Read more about Seasonal Allergies
Food allergies in pets are not all that common, but we do see occasional cases here at Heathfield Vets. Unlike humans, an animal’s reaction to an allergen is usually seen through the skin, as a chronic itch. Pets with food allergies usually show … Read more about Food Allergies and Intolerances
This is the time of year when your pet could be vulnerable to a bite from an adder, Britain’s only poisonous snake. It’s easily identified by the zig-zag pattern on its skin and can be found with different colour combinations. Adders are shy … Read more about The Dangers of Adder Bites
In recent years, e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular as an alternative to smoking. But did you know they pose a risk to your pets? The risks The liquid cartridges used in e-cigarettes are poisonous if ingested. The smell of liquid … Read more about The Dangers of E-Cigarettes to Pets
It's Official - Heathfield Vets are a Rabbit Friendly Vet Practice. We are delighted to have been accredited as a silver Rabbit Friendly Practice, having been assessed by the RWAF in everything from the facilities we provide, to the way that we … Read more about Rabbit Friendly Vets
What Impact Could Brexit Have On Pet Travel? Please be aware this article was originally published in November 2018. As of late March 2019, the official Brexit date has been extended from 29 March to 12 April 2019, so please treat references to … Read more about Brexit And Pet Travel
Start Early It is a good idea to get your pet used to having their mouth handled and examined from a young age. This will make routine dental care and veterinary examinations easier and far less stressful for you and your pet. Practice lifting … Read more about Top 5 Dental Care Tips for Cats and Dogs
Rabbits and other rodents, such as guinea pigs, have open rooted teeth, which means they constantly grow. Because of this they have very specific dental requirements which, if they are not met, can lead to further health problems. Read on for … Read more about Top 5 Dental Tips for Rabbits and Rodents