Posted on Monday September 21st, 2020
Or pet's health is so important to us but how often do we think about the health of their eyes? This week is Pet Eye Awareness week. Does your pet show any of the symptoms described? Contact us for advice if there is anything you are concerned about. ... See MoreSee Less
Posted on Monday September 14th, 2020
The UK is a nation of pet lovers but none of us like bad doggy breath! Dental [tooth and gum] disease is common in pets and most dogs will continue to eat even if their mouth is painful. We always check your pet's mouth as part of their annual health check but contact us if you notice any changes as there is much we can do to prevent and treat painful dental disease. ... See MoreSee Less
Luckily - as Morris seems to have a dislike of you lovely people - he comes upstairs most days when I clean my teeth to have his scrubbed too - only water - he doesn't like toothpaste 😂
Posted on Monday September 7th, 2020
Does anyone know what this is? It's a flea and as we start to put the central heating on unfortunately they can leap into life.
Here's some interesting flea facts;
A female flea can lay up to 50 eggs in one day - that's 1,500 in a lifetime!
Some types of flea can leap more than a hundred times their own body length
It is estimated that 95 percent of flea eggs, larvae and pupae live in the environment, not on your pet
Talk to us about options to prevent fleas and other parasites infecting your pets and your homes. ... See MoreSee Less
Posted on Sunday August 23rd, 2020
We all love seeing our dogs having fun but did you know that playing ball can put huge pressure on their joints? Especially for older dogs, ball games should be avoided. See some alternatives to ball games below. These are also useful for when it's hot or for the additional mental stimulation that dogs really enjoy; ... See MoreSee Less
Posted on Tuesday August 11th, 2020
Please be careful with your dogs in this heat. Ideally walk before 8am and after 7pm and then avoid any exercise in the sun, car journeys and ensure pets can get out of hot sheds, kennels, and conservatories. Heat stroke really is absolutely devastating and sadly we heard of a nurse from another practice who nursed three dogs with heat stroke over the weekend. Sadly, none of them made it.
One of our friends has kindly prepared some video ideas [see comments]of other activities to help keep our dogs mentally stimulated when they can’t walk as much ... See MoreSee Less
I keep my 14 year old cocker cool with cold flannels - he loves them! 😊
Frozen Pea Hunt- Searching for the peas keeps their brains busy and they get a nice cooling treat when they find it.
Treat Bobbing is a great game in the heat