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Dog Castration

Neutering a male dog (castration) involves surgically removing the male dog’s testicles. Castration reduces unwanted pregnancies and may reduce aggressiveness, roaming and undesirable urine marking. It may also reduce the development of prostate problems, anal tumours and hernias. Sometimes we have to castrate a dog if there is a testicle tumour or infection. We recommend [...]

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:56+00:00 October 5th, 2014|Health + Care|0 Comments

Worms and your pet

There are 2 basic types of worm your dog or cat can get – roundworms and tapeworms. Of the roundworms Toxocara are the real problem.  This is because if children get infected with Toxocara they can go blind.  Toxocara has more recently been associated with asthma in children. How do you know if your pet [...]

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:57+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Health + Care|0 Comments


Rabbits are becoming an increasingly popular pet in the UK. They can provide good companionship and form a strong bond with their owners. It is a common misconception though, that they do not require much care.   VACCINATION Pet rabbits in the UK can be vaccinated against myxomatosis and haemorrhagic viral disease (HVD). Myxomatosis is [...]

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:57+00:00 April 18th, 2013|Health + Care|0 Comments

Pet Passports

Here at Meridian we are able to issue your Pets Passport. Under current regulations for EEC travel your pet needs to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies. You may contact the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on 01737 242242 or the PETS Helpline on 0870 2411710 helpful in giving advice about the different [...]

By | 2015-06-18T06:06:12+00:00 November 18th, 2012|Health + Care|0 Comments