Cherrydown Vets COVID-19 (Coronavirus) April 2021 Update

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Following the Government’s recent guidelines, we can confirm that our practices now offer a full range of services for our patients, whilst still adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Many of the same high-quality services, provided by the same friendly caring people, remain available – they will just be delivered in a slightly different way. As …

Ear mites in cats and dogs

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The ear mite, Otodectes Cynotis, is a mite that lives on dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets. It is typically found in the ear canal but can also live on the skin of your pet. Ear mites are caught through direct contact with another carrier animal. The mite may be seen as a white speck, about …

Bacterial skin infections in dogs

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Bacterial skin infections can have many causes, such as allergies. Regardless of the reason, skin infections require swift action by pet owners as they cause itching and pain. Some dogs are more vulnerable to develop bacterial skin infections than others. It’s important to check common areas like the paws, groins and armpits. Skinfolds are particularly …

Top tips for new puppy owners

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Tips and advice for new puppy owners As we get closer to COVID-19 related restrictions being slowly relaxed you’ll be looking forward to getting out and about more with your new puppy. Or, perhaps you’re thinking of buying a new puppy as life returns back to some kind of normal? Whatever your circumstances, we’ve put …

Neutering puppies and kittens

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Did you know…neutering can have significant healthcare benefits for your pet? Here are just a few of the benefits… Kittens It is usual for male kittens to be castrated from around four months of age before they start developing habits such as urine marking around the house. Female kittens come in to heat every three …