Categories for Pet health

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

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

14
Mar
2017

Have a pet carrying a few extra kilogrammes?

Most pets are naturally active but over the winter months their activity will fall and they can gain weight easily.  With the promise of spring just around the corner, now is the time to act to shed those extra kilo’s! An overweight pet is far more likely to have long term health problems. If you think your pet is a little... View Article

17
Jan
2017

Vaccinations

Dog Vaccinations Even though outbreaks of dog diseases such as parvovirus are much less common than they used to be in the 1980’s and 1990’s it is still important to keep your pet’s vaccinations up to date. Dog vaccinations protect against parvovirus, hepatitis, distemper, parainfluenza and leptospirosis. Within the last 2-3 years the dog vaccine has been modified so that... View Article

19
Dec
2016

Stressed Cats at the Vets? Some helpful tips

  Many of our feline friends become very anxious when visiting the vets or being transported in a car. Whilst we can’t take away all the stress, we can try and help with a few simple adaptions. Most of us only get the cat box out when we want to put the cat in and take them somewhere! As you... View Article

20
Sep
2016

House soiling in cats

House soiling in cats is one of the common reasons a cat is brought to our surgery.  In some cases house soiling – either with faeces or urine can be due to an underlying medical condition, but in many cases the cause is down to “stress” in the home or surrounding environment. Cats are generally solitary creatures and often prefer their own company.  As... View Article

20
Jun
2016

Rabbit Housing and Runs

Husbandry Rabbits are traditionally kept outdoors in a hutch, but can also be kept indoors as a house pet and are easy to litter train.   Hutches – hutches available from pet shops are usually too small as the sole accommodation of a rabbit. A good hutch must be dry, have a draught-free secluded nest area and an area for... View Article

13
Jun
2016

Rabbit Diseases

          Myxomatosis is a virus spread from rabbit to rabbit via the rabbit flea and midges. It is preventable but rarely treatable. Viral Haemorrhagic Disease – leads to death in most affected rabbits. Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease are the two illnesses rabbits can be vaccinated against. E Cuniculi – is a parasite that many rabbits carry... View Article

7
Jun
2016

Rabbit Awareness month – rabbit diets

Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK but information about providing the best care for them can be contradictory.  In order to clear up some of the confusion, we will provide information over the next month on rabbit diet, husbandry, vaccinations and what diseases you should look out for. Rabbits make great pets but are probably not the... View Article

19
Apr
2016

Complimentary Therapies

  Hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture are just 3 of the complimentary therapies becoming more widely available in the veterinary world. They are used to aid treatment for a variety of conditions but are particularly useful in helping with the management of arthritis in older dogs, in weight control and to help rehabilitation post surgery e.g. spinal injuries, knee surgery or... View Article