24 02, 2015

Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Jessica Upchurch started on 5th January after moving to Brighton. After a short time working as a zoologist, Jess qualified in 2011 from the Royal Veterinary College and has worked in London for the past 4 years. Jess enjoys all aspects of working as a vet but particularly feline medicine and soft tissue surgery. [...]

5 02, 2015

Choosing your pet

By | 2017-05-22T15:49:56+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Health + Care|0 Comments

Pets are loyal and loving companions and are good for your health. Stroking a pet can lower your blood pressure, and studies show that new dog and cat owners get fewer problems like headaches, colds and flu. There’s a lot to think about before you take an animal into your home. You need to know [...]

18 10, 2014

Medicines and your pets

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

We are very lucky that as we head further into the 21st century, vets have many excellent and safe drugs available to them.  Here at Meridian, veterinary medicines improve welfare and quality of life for thousands of our patients every year. We effectively and safely treat or control wide ranging conditions.  Examples include heart disease, [...]

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 [...]