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Winter 2016/17 Newsletter

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. [...]

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

Autumn 2016 Newsletter

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 [...]

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

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Getting a new pet is an exciting time and there will be a lot to think about. Once you have collected your new puppy or kitten, please bring them in to see us! We offer a free Puppy or Kitten check with the veterinary surgeon before they start their vaccinations and we are happy to discuss any of [...]

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:55+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments