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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.
Quick Guide Here is our quick guide to vaccinations for dogs. Vaccinating your dog means protecting them from preventable diseases, some of which can be fatal. Your dog will need a vaccination every year to keep them protected, and we encourage … Read more about Vaccinations for Dogs
Many pets have long nails, especially after fewer visits to see us during the pandemic - or perhaps you have a new pet. We have a full detailed guide to trimming your pet's nails - so do check this out. Here is a brief guide to your options for … Read more about Top Options For Nail Trimming
Like everyone in the UK we have been shocked and deeply saddened by events in Ukraine. As a veterinary surgery we would particularly like to help pets and animals affected by war. Animal rescue centres in Ukraine and their border countries have … Read more about Help Us Step It Up For Ukraine’s Animals
Why do we recommend a pre-anaesthetic blood test before administering any anaesthetic drugs? Most of our clients find their pets need an anaesthetic at some point during their lives - from routine neutering to dental treatment, to accidents causing … Read more about Pre-anaesthetic Blood Tests
We have reopened our waiting and consult rooms in a limited capacity. Despite the requirement for self isolation being dropped, we take our duty to create a safe working environment and to enable our patients to have continued access to care … Read more about Re-opening our waiting and consult rooms
What does Chronic Kidney Disease Involve? Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) occurs due to damage to the kidneys over time, sometimes over months or years. The kidneys can lose significant function before clinical signs become evident. As a result of … Read more about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Cats
Christmas is such a fabulous time - and we're all looking forward to a long awaited celebration, after a long year. Some of your pets (and children) have never seen a Christmas, so here's a quick reminder of things to avoid. Food Grapes, … Read more about Festive Fun & Staying Safe
Winter Dog Walking Tips While we escaped the worst of Storm Arwen last weekend, the weather has turned distinctly chilly and reminded us all that winter is here - and snow might be round the corner. So here are our winter walking tips for all of … Read more about Walking Your Dog In Winter
Sadly arthritis is one of those painful conditions which affects our pets, including cats - as well as humans. There is more detailed information in our pet advice centre - here is a summary of the key points. What is arthritis? Arthritis is a … Read more about Arthritis in Cats
What are ear infections? Ear infections are a growth of bacteria or yeast most commonly with an underlying cause such as allergies. Infections will generally affect the outer ear canal, this is called otitis externa. The infection can spread to … Read more about Ear Infections