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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
Pet Passports Are No Longer Valid For Travel To The EU As the UK has now left the EU, UK issued Pet Passports are no longer valid for travel to the EU.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
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
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