5 10, 2014

Dog Castration

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

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 [...]

18 06, 2014

Guinea pigs

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:56+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Health + Care|0 Comments

Guinea pigs (cavies) make good pets for adults and children since they are quiet and clean when well kept, relatively docile and easy to handle. They are social animals and can be kept in groups, so long as any males are castrated to prevent unwanted pregnancies or fighting with other males.   Housing Guinea pigs [...]

18 11, 2013

Worms and your pet

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

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 [...]

18 04, 2013


By | 2017-05-22T15:49:57+00:00 April 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 [...]

18 11, 2012

Pet Passports

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

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 [...]