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When The Time Comes To Say Goodbye

The loss of a much loved pet is something terrible which all of us pet owners have to face at some time.  All the staff here at Meridian will do everything we can to make this awful time more bearable for you and your family. Most people do unfortunately have to make the decision to [...]

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:55+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Health + Care|0 Comments

Sickness & Diarrhoea

Dogs are most often sick because they eat something which upsets their stomach. This could be a rotten dead animal or discarded piece of food which they find when out walking. If something is really rotten and covered in bacteria, just a small mouthful will be enough to make the dog ill. Cats tend to be more selective in what [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:09:26+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Health + Care|0 Comments

Having Your Cat Neutered

Neutering is an operation to remove the ovaries and womb of a female cat (spaying) or the testicles of a male cat (castration). After the operation the female cannot have kittens and the male cannot father kittens. Neutering stops unwanted litters of kittens from being born. There are also good health reasons for the operation. Diseases such as FIV [...]

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:55+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Health + Care|0 Comments

Having Your Bitch Spayed

Spaying is an operation to remove the ovaries and womb of a female dog. After the operation she will not have seasons, and cannot have puppies. Spaying stops unwanted litters of puppies from being born. There are also good health reasons for the operation. Spaying before the second season will almost certainly prevent breast cancer. If a bitch is [...]

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:55+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Health + Care|0 Comments

As Your Dog Gets Older

Older dogs need special consideration – just like older people. It is important to realise that the ageing process varies immensely with breed. For example, a Great Dane may be starting to age at 8 years, while a Yorkshire Terrier of 15 may still be very sprightly. We aim in this information sheet to give you some guidelines [...]

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:55+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Health + Care|0 Comments

As Your Cat Gets Older

Older cats need special consideration – just like older people. Due to improved nutrition and veterinary care our pet cats are now living longer. The average cat now reaches late teens and some cats live to twenty and beyond. We aim in this information sheet to give you some guidelines on how to care for your elderly cat, what [...]

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:55+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Health + Care|0 Comments

Dog Vaccination

We recommend that your dog is vaccinated against: Distemper a mainly respiratory disease which is usually fatal Parvovirus which causes severe sickness and diarrhoea and is often fatal Adenovirus which causes serious often fatal liver disease Leptospirosis which causes liver and kidney infections and can be spread to humans Parainfluenza one of the components of [...]

By | 2015-06-05T09:50:09+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Health + Care|0 Comments