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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.
Travel sickness is a common occurrence, affecting 1 in 6 dogs of all ages. It is more common in puppies, but for some dogs it may persist into adult-dog-hood. Your pup may come to associate car trips with nausea after a bad experience, with … Read more about Car Sickness In Dogs
To All our Valued Clients We are writing to inform you that we are reducing the amount of out of hours service we will be providing. Please read below for further details of the changes. Why is this change necessary? The … Read more about Changes to Our Out of Hours Emergency Services
This is rabbit awareness week and we have special features every day on our Facebook page - so do check them out if your special family members are rabbits, or you are considering getting a pair of these delightful animals. Dental Health … Read more about Rabbit Awareness Week
We all love it when the weather is warm and sunny, but when it gets really hot, do watch out for your pets. Dogs, Cats and Their Coats Virtually all dogs and cats, as well as our other furry friends have thick coats, which help keep them warm in … Read more about When It Gets Hot …
Compulsory Microchipping for Cats is Coming Under the proposed Action Plan for Animal Welfare Act it will be compulsory to have your cat microchipped. It is currently a requirement for dogs to be microchipped from 8 weeks old and since the … Read more about Microchipping Cats
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Pet Passports Are No Longer Valid For Travel To The EU As the UK has now left the EU, UK issued Pet Passports are no longer valid for travel to the EU.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