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Warm weather hazards

Warm weather hazards

We all love spending time outdoors on these long summer days, and our pets are no exception! The increased activity is great for their mental and physical health. To prevent some common warm-weather hazards from raining on your pet’s parade, follow these summer safety...

Sand colic in horses

Sand colic in horses

Would you believe that the grainy tanned coloured grit in the fingers of the glove pictured above is sand extracted from a horse's stomach? It is good for horses to graze and eat off the ground for the sake of maintaining normal dental health and tooth wear, but for...

Keeping your pet up-to-date with parasite prevention

Keeping your pet up-to-date with parasite prevention

With increasing day length and warmer weather, most of us, including our pets, will be enjoying more time spent outdoors. It’s always important to ensure your four-legged friend is up-to-date with routine disease and parasite prevention, but especially so at a time of...

Understanding canine cruciate ligament disease

Understanding canine cruciate ligament disease

One of the most common orthopedic conditions we see in dogs is cranial cruciate ligament disease, which is actually very similar to the injury seen in humans on the sporting field - rupture of the "ACL". Cranial cruciate ligament disease is painful, will lead to...

Addison’s disease can sneak up on your pet

Addison’s disease can sneak up on your pet

Meet Zoe, the 6-year-old Standard Poodle. This usually-happy pooch was a bit quieter than usual and looked like she’d lost some weight. She'd also had a few episodes of unexplained vomiting and diarrhoea. A veterinary examination and some blood and urine tests...

A Hearty Topic

A Hearty Topic

As February features its heart-focussed Valentine’s Day, we thought that this month would be the perfect time to talk about the heart that matters most: your pet’s. When it comes to diseases of the heart, knowing what to watch out for really makes a difference. Early...

Summer Heat Hazards

Summer Heat Hazards

As we reach the peak of summer we welcome long hot days and balmy nights. It’s the best time of the year to get out and about with your pet but there are a few hazards you need to watch out for.  Heat stroke: It can be easy to overdo it in the summer and heat stress...

The “Twelve Pet Hazards of Christmas”

The “Twelve Pet Hazards of Christmas”

We’d like to help make sure your pet stays happy and healthy this silly season so here’s a list we’ve compiled of the ‘Twelve Pet Hazards of Christmas’: Christmas can be a risky time for your pet. There is usually lots of food around as well as plenty of people,...

Water bowl blues

Water bowl blues

"Why is my pet so thirsty?" Are you filling up their water bowl more often, or have you noticed them drinking from the shower or toilet? An increase in thirst can be one of the first signs of kidney disease and if you are worried you should arrange a check-up with us....