Welcome to Our Blog

We will be adding to our blog frequently, so please come back to this valuable resource

UK faces puppy shortage!

A dog is for life not just for lockdown…… As a vet nothing more brings a smile to my face than our clients calling us to let us know they have a new puppy in their lives! I don’t think any of us could have prepared what 2020 has thrown at us so far or the huge...

read more

Cats and babies

Having a baby is a huge deal and a life-changing adaptation and, of course, with it comes anticipation and concern about many things. However, we are always alarmed when we hear that it has been suggested that your beloved cat may have to move out at this time. As...

read more

Mans’ best friend. But is this a cat or a dog?

With less opportunity to go out and about in our downtime at home, I have found myself reading more articles on our pet’s behaviour. I was interested to read an article in the New York Times. Dogs are described as man’s best friend. They’re sociable, faithful and...

read more

Adding a new feline friend

Adding an additional cat to your home It is so difficult to be able to predict whether a cat will accept another into its household. It has been shown that some cats prefer a more solitary existence whereas others prefer a colony. Cats, as a species, have become more...

read more

Bee & wasp stings in dogs

Wasp and bee stings are most common in spring, summer and early autumn months. Dogs are typically stung on their paws or around the face and usually only develop minor pain, irritation or swelling. Most stings can be managed at home, but some cases can be more...

read more

Blue-green algae poisoning

Blue-green algae can be toxic to dogs. Call your vet immediately if you suspect poisoning.Don’t let your dog drink from or swim in water containing blue-green algae Blue-green algae is most common during the hotter, drier summer months when there is less rain, so...

read more

Pet obesity in the UK

Our pets can suffer from being overweight or obese, just as us humans do. In the UK we continue to see pet obesity rise. It is estimated that 40% and 53% of cats are obese. Pets that are overweight or obese are at risk of many heath issues, such as diabetes, liver...

read more

Older dogs need a home to

The lockdown has definitely seen an influx of new pet ownership. We have seen more puppies in the last 10 weeks than any other time normal time of the year. Whilst we love seeing the carefree, sweet innocent faces of the puppies who come and see us and they never fail...

read more

Companionship in Rabbits

Contrary to previous belief, we now know that rabbits are extremely sociable animals and should be housed with at least one other bunny. So, if you are thinking of getting a pet rabbit, you should think about getting at least two. Equally, if you own a bunny who lives...

read more

Life during lockdown as a Student Veterinary Nurse

Shortly after the country went into lockdown, I entered my final year of training as a student veterinary nurse. In regular life I go to college every Monday, while working in practice for the rest of the week. Due to Covid-19, I have not been able to attend college...

read more

Backyard chickens

We have many clients who not only have cats and dogs as pets but also get to enjoy the pleasure of fresh eggs on a daily basis from their back yard chickens. In this article we hope to provide a couple of health problems we often see and their clinical signs. Health...

read more

A day in the life of a vet

What do vets do all day…. Apart from cuddle puppies and kittens? That would be a dream day for us to be able to meet and great puppies and kittens for 10 hours. However there is a lot more that fills our days. Days in June 2020 may look slightly different than they...

read more

Its getting hot hot hot…..

Summer is well and truly underway at the moment, we are seeing some beautiful hot days.  As much as we enjoy lying out in the heat we must take a moment to remember our furry friends. Dogs: Always aim for walkies early in the morning or at duskCheck the...

read more