Archive

20
Apr
2017

Arthritis in the older pet and the signs to look for

Living with an older pet can have its challenges and sometimes they require a little more help from us as their bodies age a little each day. Arthritis is a common condition seen in older animals. Arthritis is simply an inflammation of a joint but can leave your pet in pain as they go about their daily routine.    ... View Article

20
Apr
2017

Brave (and lighter!) Pet – Sheia the French Mastiff

Sheia is a 5-year-old French Mastiff who weighed in at a whopping 71.6kg in October 2016. Sheia had originally come into the surgery in September of last year with a left hind leg lameness. There was muscle wastage of the leg and she was obviously uncomfortable. We suspected a ruptured cruciate ligament (a common skiing and footballing injury). We recommended... View Article

18
Apr
2017

Promoting responsible pet ownership and health care

April is National Pet Month. A registered charity, National Pet Month celebrates the benefits of pets and raises awareness of the role of pet care specialists and the value of working and assistance companion animals. The charity’s other key aim is to raise the awareness of responsible pet ownership. That’s one of the key aims of Blake Vets too. However... View Article

16
Apr
2017

Coping with the loss of your pet

We understand how much pets mean to people. Most pets are considered members of the family and are loyal and faithful companions. So when a beloved pet dies, we know it is not unusual to feel overwhelmed with grief. Some people may not understand your feelings of sadness after losing a pet, but please remember there are people who understand... View Article

11
Apr
2017

24 hour Animal Poison Line opens for concerned pet owners

The Veterinary Poison Information Service (VPIS) has long been a support to us and other vets for cases of unusual pet poisoning and it helps us to ensure that poisoned animals are given the best care possible. VPIS will now be launching a telephone service for pet owners to let pet owners know if a trip to their vet is... View Article