1 09, 2017

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

By | 2017-09-02T00:41:15+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Newsletter|0 Comments

Let’s Talk… Fleas Worms and Ticks!! Here at Meridian Vets, we are constantly reviewing all our parasitic prevention protocols to make sure we’re always using what we feel are the very best, most effective, and safest products for you and your four-legged friends. There currently isn’t, and frustratingly probably never will be, a product that [...]

1 06, 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

By | 2017-06-01T14:08:04+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Newsletter|0 Comments

Summer's coming Most of us, and our pets, love the warm weather but it brings with it its own particular set of challenges and potential problems. Heat Stroke is an extremely serious problem and can even be fatal. Although all dogs are at risk, the shorter faced breeds like Staffies, Pugs and Bulldogs are most [...]

3 03, 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:54+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Newsletter|0 Comments

Rabbits Rabbits are very popular as pets and just as with other pets, they need regular vaccinations and health checks to keep them fit and well. They can be vaccinated against two infectious diseases: Myxomatosis – is a viral infection spread by blood sucking insects such as fleas and mosquitoes. The virus multiplies on the [...]

9 01, 2017

When The Time Comes To Say Goodbye

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

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 [...]

11 12, 2016

Winter 2016/17 Newsletter

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:55+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments

Vaccination – Is your pet up to date? One of the key reasons pets are living longer is that we are able to vaccinate them against a range of infectious diseases such as parvovirus in dogs and feline enteritis in cats and myxomatosis in rabbits. Without vaccination these can pose a deadly threat to our pets. [...]

1 09, 2016

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:55+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments

The benefits of having your pet neutered! Did you know that in addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies, there are many other health and behavioural benefits to having your pet neutered? Dogs: Female dog, heat periods (or seasons) usually occur twice a year and last about three weeks. During this time your dog will be receptive to the [...]

8 06, 2016

Sickness & Diarrhoea

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

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 [...]

8 06, 2016

Having Your Cat Neutered

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

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 [...]

8 06, 2016

Having Your Bitch Spayed

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

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 [...]