Why should I neuter my bitch?

Later this month (28th) it’s going to be World Spay Day - which rather ironically falls in the same month as Valentine’s Day! - so in this blog we’re going to be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of getting your bitch neutered.

Posted on February 26, 2018 and filed under Blog.

But my pet is just old…

Old pets have usually been with us for a long time - they’ve shared our lives through thick and thin. As a result, they deserve a comfortable retirement! However, as animals (like people) get older, their medical needs change, sometimes quite dramatically. As a result, regular “check-ups” are even more important than in a young, healthy adult - or even a puppy or kitten.

Posted on January 24, 2018 .

Dental 101

According to some studies, as many as 80% of cats and dogs over 3 years old suffer from dental disease. While we can usually treat this at the clinic, we have the all the specialized equipment to provide top notch treatment for dental disease.

Posted on December 14, 2017 and filed under Blog.

Why has my cat stopped grooming?

There are a number of different reasons for a cat to stop grooming themselves; some are medical, someare behavioural, and some are just due to age. However, often this is the first sign that something’s wrong with them, so it’s important to get them checked out by one of our vets.

Posted on November 24, 2017 .

Does your pet suffer from Firework Fears?

Many pets dislike loud noises; however, for some this is far more profound and results in a noise-phobia: a pathological fear of loud bangs. Add to this the unfamiliar flashes in the sky and the rising excitement among the human members of the family, whether it’s national day, New Year's Eve or Eid, the celebrations can be a “perfect storm” for a nervous dog or cat....

Posted on November 13, 2017 and filed under Blog.

Practice Gadgets - what they do: the capnograph and pulseox

You may have seen that on our “practice facilities” page we boast about our anaesthetic monitoring equipment – capnograph, blood pressure monitoring, pulseox and our new multiparameter monitor. These are tools for helping us to keep your pet safe while they’re asleep under an anaesthetic, so in this blog we’re going to look at them in more detail.

Posted on October 26, 2017 and filed under Blog.

Does your cat have arthritis?

Is there any chance your cat has arthritis? They don’t show the same symptoms as dogs (or people) with the condition and it can be much harder to recognise - but it’s just as painful and debilitating. This blog aims to bring you up to speed on what may be the most underdiagnosed cause of feline suffering!

Posted on June 21, 2017 and filed under Blog.

What does a vet nurse actually do?

Do you really know what a veterinary nurse does? Although the veterinary nursing profession is working hard to educate the pet owning public about what the job entails, there is much work to be done still. Vet nurses are often asked when they’ll be a qualified vet, a question which can be frustrating but one that is born out of a lack of knowledge about veterinary nursing as a profession in its own right. Because veterinary nursing is just that, a profession of well qualified, highly skilled individuals, whose role in veterinary practice is vital and very different to that of a veterinary surgeon.

Posted on June 12, 2017 and filed under Blog.

Heard of High Rise Syndrome?

Starting to open windows and balconies to let the fresher air in? Make sure the outdoor space your cat has access to is safe.

Cats that fall from great heights are said to suffer from High Rise Syndrome. This can range from a few scratches and bruises, if your pet is lucky, to severe head injuries, broken paws and in some cases, death.


Posted on November 3, 2016 .