Be afraid of firework frights


The nights are drawing in and bonfire night will soon be upon us. Whilst bonfire night can be a great celebration for us, the fireworks can cause our pets great distress. Firework noises are not scary to us because we know to expect them and understand that the noise poses no threat. Unfortunately we cannot [...]

Be afraid of firework frights2018-10-11T16:47:28+01:00

Parvo in puppies – the facts


Canine parvovirus (CPV2) or ‘parvo’ was first identified in 1978. It’s a highly contagious virus that spread worldwide within two years, becoming the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in dogs worldwide, and accounting for up to 58% of cases of severe diarrhoea requiring hospitalisation in the UK. CPV2 is fatal in 91% of infected [...]

Parvo in puppies – the facts2018-10-05T12:35:43+01:00

How Long Since Your Pet Had a Tooth Check?


The majority of our pets will suffer from dental problems at some point in their lifetime. It’s really important to have their teeth checked regularly as, if caught early, we can help you to reverse the changes and improve their dental health. If things have progressed, we can spot the signs that they may be [...]

How Long Since Your Pet Had a Tooth Check?2019-04-11T11:45:49+01:00

Passport Particulars


The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) introduced in 2010 by many EU countries permits the movement of pet dogs, cats, and ferrets to and from the UK without the need for quarantine. Many diseases that occur abroad are not seen in the UK, and are often are transmitted by biting insects and ticks. UK pets will [...]

Passport Particulars2019-04-11T11:51:03+01:00

Get Out and About With Your Dog!


Now that summer has arrived, and we can finally head outside without four jumpers and a raincoat, it’s the perfect time for you and Man’s best friend to get out and about! Today, we will give you some different ideas to keep your dog entertained and exercised during summer, as well as advice on looking [...]

Get Out and About With Your Dog!2018-06-20T15:50:16+01:00

Protect that pooch! Taking control of ticks and fleas!


The last thing you want is for your dog to be plagued by fleas or ticks; they’re bad for your dog, bad for your home, and bad for you! Let’s review ways to prevent these nasty critters from annoying your pet. Fleas Who’s at risk? Interestingly, the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the most common [...]

Protect that pooch! Taking control of ticks and fleas!2018-07-16T15:36:16+01:00

Will my puppy grow properly if I neuter?


We get a lot of questions about neutering… and that makes sense, because there are a lot of factors to consider! However, in this blog, I’m going to try and clear up any confusion you might have! What is neutering? Neutering is a surgical procedure whereby the dog is rendered permanently sterile (unable to bear [...]

Will my puppy grow properly if I neuter?2018-04-25T14:32:56+01:00

Cat Flu – a complex condition


While we humans are in the midst of an Influenza Epidemic, we regularly see cats showing very similar symptoms - sneezing, runny noses, sore and runny eyes, a fever and unwillingness to eat. This condition has been called “Cat Flu” and in recent years we’ve seen people worrying about whether they’ll infect their cats - [...]

Cat Flu – a complex condition2018-03-27T15:54:35+01:00

Arthritis: What is it, and why does it matter?


“Arthritis” means “inflammation of the joints”; this can be “rheumatoid” (an auto-immune disease, where the body attacks its own joints), or “osteoarthritis”; in this blog, we will be concentrating on the more common form, osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a concern for older pets; everyday wear and tear on joints can result in the protective cartilage around [...]

Arthritis: What is it, and why does it matter?2018-02-09T10:06:30+01:00