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Trouble in domestic paradise: cat on cat aggression

Many of us treat our cats like royalty with the finest food bowls, the tastiest treats and a quality of bed that any human would be happy to inhabit. So it can be frustrating when our kitties are seemingly ungrateful, choosing to squabble amongst themselves rather than being entertained by the luxury toys we lavish upon them. However in multi-cat households, we have to see it from their perspective.

Posted on April 27, 2018 and filed under Blog.

Things to consider before you get a dog...

Dogs… A friendly, fun, beautiful friend for life. There doesn’t seem to be any downside to welcoming a four-legged bundle of joy into your life, does there? The truth is, there are some serious welfare and economic implications to consider before you make this massive commitment…

Posted on April 24, 2018 and filed under Blog.

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.

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.

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.