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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.
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
Keep Your Pets Safe and Calm During Fireworks Night It's that time of year again! Bonfire Night is only just over a week away. While there are fewer celebrations again this year due to COVID-19, we're sure there will still be plenty of fireworks … Read more about Pets and Fireworks
Cat and Dog Vaccination Shortage - Latest Update 4 October 2021 Due to problems with some manufacturers experiencing vaccine shortages, there has been a knock-on impact on the entire cat and dog vaccination industry. Although we will … Read more about Vaccination Shortage – Update 4 October 2021
When should I vaccinate my new puppy and why? Here at Heathfield, we follow guidelines laid out by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association with a protocol of vaccinations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. Puppies can socialize 2 weeks after their … Read more about Puppy Vaccinations
What is Separation Anxiety? Separation anxiety occurs when dogs are left alone. With lots of us going back into the office after a year of working from home, you may start to see signs that your dog is experiencing stress. What are the … Read more about Separation Anxiety
Kennel Cough Vaccinations What is Kennel Cough (Tracheobronchitis) and how does it spread? This disease affects the delicate lining of the airways leading to a harsh cough, which is distressing to both patient and owner. The ‘kennel’ in kennel … Read more about Kennel Cough
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 …
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