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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.
Marnie suffers from a condition called hypothyroidism. Her story began with a routine appointment after she started displaying some gradual abnormal symptoms and this has lead to a confirmed diagnosis and treatment which has greatly improved her … Read more about Hypothyroidism – Marnie’s Story
Tapeworms - Quick Q&A What are tapeworms? Tapeworms are more of a problem in the adult cat or dog. There are several species, each using the cat or dog as a primary host. They are often seen sticking to the fur around the hind end of a … Read more about Tapeworms and Your Pet
Keep Your Pets Safe and Calm During Fireworks Night It's that time of year again! Bonfire Night is only a week away. Whilst this year may be a little different due to COVID-19, we're sure fireworks will be just as popular! Here are our … Read more about Pets and Fireworks
You shouldn't regularly need to clean your dog's ears unless advised by a vet - unnecessary cleaning can cause inflammation. However, if your vet has advised that you need to clean your dog's ears, you may not know where to start! So here is our … Read more about How To Clean Your Dog’s Ears
A new red mite preventative treatment for chickens is now available for our clients. Red mites have long been the scourge of chicken keepers. These tiny mites can multiply quickly if not spotted and then rapidly infect a whole … Read more about New red mite preventative treatment for chickens
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 …
What Impact Could Brexit Have On Pet Travel? Please be aware this article has been updated on 15th June 2020. It is for information only, and is subject to change as the situation progresses. Unfortunately, we are not much closer to knowing … Read more about Brexit And Pet Travel – Updated 15 June 2020
To all our valued clients, Re: Out of hours emergency service We are writing this open letter to inform you that we are now at the point in the lifetime of the practice where we need to make changes to the way we provide our out of … Read more about Changes To Our Out Of Hours Emergency Service
As the weather heats up, make sure your pets have enough to drink ... Here are a few tips to make sure your pet gets enough water. In this sort of weather it is important to make sure your pets stay hydrated. Water bowls in a variety of … Read more about Stay Cool in the Heat
If you've just picked up a new puppy after weeks of waiting, it can be daunting to find yourself without the resources and help you were expecting due to current restrictions in place. We have a few tips to help get your puppy ready for 'life … Read more about Socialising Your Puppy During Lockdown