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Healthy pet weight 101

Healthy pet weight 101

If your pet becomes overweight, it’s a great idea to have them assessed further by one of our vets. Firstly, we can determine their ideal target weight, and create a personalised plan for safe, effective weight loss.

Cat anxiety: Not feline very good!

Cat anxiety: Not feline very good!

If your cat is showing any behavioural changes suggestive of anxiety, it’s best to book an appointment with our vets for further assessment, so we can confirm the problem and look for any potential associated medical issues.

Atopy management

Atopy management

If we suspect underlying allergies as the trigger for your pet’s skin or ear disease, we will perform some treatment trials to help determine the cause. This will include a thorough flea control program, a hypoallergenic dietary trial and a check of your pet’s environment for any common irritating plants.

Dental Duties

Dental Duties

Each dental procedure involves a thorough assessment and treatment of any dental issues. This helps to ensure that your pet’s mouth remains comfortable and healthy, helping to maintain their overall wellbeing and quality of life!

Recurrent “sensitive stomachs”

Recurrent “sensitive stomachs”

Poor digestive health can cause symptoms, such as: vomiting, abnormal stools, diarrhoea, foul-smelling stools, or stools with blood or mucus, straining to pass stools (which may come out as small “blobs” of soft material), excessive flatulence, poor or picky appetite, and weight loss or poor growth in young animals.

Diets and exercise by lifestage

Diets and exercise by lifestage

Like us, our pets can unfortunately fall victim to the ‘middle-aged spread’ and put on weight. This occurs due to the natural slowing of the metabolism associated with ageing, which can predispose your pet to excessive weight gain. For this reason, depending on the...

Home or hospital?

Home or hospital?

It’s a question we field frequently: “Does my pet need to see the vet?” It can sometimes be hard to know which injuries or illnesses can be managed at home, and which require a veterinary consultation or more urgent veterinary care. Which symptoms suggest urgent care...

Special breeds have special needs!

Special breeds have special needs!

There’s a lot to love about welcoming a particular breed of dog or cat into your family. Whilst there is always variation between individual animals, many owners like the predictability of knowing the likely temperament, grooming requirements, activity levels,...

Protecting your pet with vaccinations and flea/tick prevention

Protecting your pet with vaccinations and flea/tick prevention

Vaccinations are vital Regularly vaccinating your pet is important to protect them against various potentially fatal or debilitating infectious diseases. During a consultation, we can discuss with you the most appropriate vaccination protocol for your pet to keep them...

The Routines: Keeping your pet healthy

The Routines: Keeping your pet healthy

Keeping our pets happy and healthy is a top priority, so having a good handle on routine dog or cat preventative health care is a great start! Vaccination It is recommended that all dogs and cats who go for walks outdoors or otherwise contact other animals (e.g. in...

Tips for Medicating Your Pet

Tips for Medicating Your Pet

Many common veterinary treatments, such as worming products and antibiotics, require owners to regularly administer oral medications to their pet. Whilst some pets will obligingly allow tablets to be popped down their throat, or at least eat them in food, other pets...

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...

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