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We are Fundraising for the Oriental Cat Welfare Trust this May. We are aiming for '4 Million Steps in May' to raise money for the Oriental Cat Welfare Trust. The whole team will be counting their steps as they treat patients, vaccinate puppies, … Read more about Spring Stepathon
What is "Dry Eye"? Dry eye or keratoconjuctivitis sicca (KCS) occurs when tear production is impaired, resulting in inflammation of the cornea due to drying. The condition is very painful and will get worse if left untreated. Dry eye can be … Read more about Dry Eye
Pet Passports Are No Longer Valid For Travel To The EU As the UK has now left the EU, UK issued Pet Passports are no longer valid for travel to the EU. Here is a summary of the key changes. We will be publishing more detailed advice on our … Read more about Travel With Your Pet After Brexit
At this time of year it seems that chocolate is everywhere! Whilst we may enjoy tucking into our Easter eggs, if our pets get into it, it can spell disaster! Chocolate is incredibly toxic to our pets. Cats and dogs can’t metabolise the … Read more about The Dangers Of Easter Chocolates
Ringworm in Guinea Pigs Ringworm - what is it? Ringworm is a skin condition caused by a fungus, it is not a worm. It causes red, flaky, often itchy bald patches to appear, mainly around the head and will spread if left … Read more about Guinea Pig Awareness Week
While we don't often have very cold weather in England and our winters have been getting milder and wetter, we've had a couple of cold snaps this winter - so check out our tips for looking after your cats when it's chilly. Cats with mobility … Read more about Looking After Cats In Winter
What is Kennel Cough? Kennel Cough or Canine Cough is the common name for Tracheobronchitis, a respiratory disease. Kennel cough is a highly contagious complex of bacteria and viruses, which is spread through infected air particles, The … Read more about Kennel Cough
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