Cherrydown Vets in Basildon – November 30 update

Covid-update

Whilst visiting us, we’re here to provide you and your pets with the best experience, in the safest way. Our practices, as always, have extensive hygiene measures in place. We are still encouraging social distancing, face coverings and contactless payments. However, we are very happy to be welcoming you into our consulting rooms and reception …

Calling all cats aged seven or above! 

Feline Hypertension

Learn more about feline hypertension and book a blood pressure check today… What is feline hypertension? Feline hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, commonly affects cats aged seven years or older. As your cat ages, the risk of developing hypertension increases. Hypertension can often go undetected until it is too late; that is why …

Importance of pet insurance

insurance

We believe that pet insurance is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Owning a pet is hugely rewarding, but it can also be expensive if they are to suffer an illness or injury. Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on what’s best for your pet while knowing help is there …

Help us to keep antibiotics working…

Antibiotics

What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develops mechanisms to reduce the effects of the antibiotic. These mechanisms evolve through mutation and adaptation. Mutations can be good or bad for bacteria. In some cases, the mutation kills the bacteria and it may provide the bacteria with a survival advantage. The survival advantage may …

Holiday season opening hours

xmas-hours

With Christmas around the corner, we wanted to ensure we had our opening times for the festive period in place for you. Please see below our Cherrydown Basildon opening times over Christmas and New Year. 24th December:  8am – 5pm.  5pm – 8pm coverage by our vet.  8pm – 8am Vets4Pets out of hours coverage. 25th …

Christmas Hazards

hazards

We wish you and your pets a very happy festive period. With lots to think about it can be easy to forget the risks that are associated with Christmas and our pets. Most of the risks are present all year round, however, we do see an increase in pets eating hazards materials or foods. Our …

Better to check…

oncology

Finding lumps and bumps in our pets can be worrying. Throughout this article we will provide you with everything you need to know should you find a lump on your pet’s body. We are here for you and your pets and together, we can help them live happier, healthier lives. We will go over the …

Important Information

We have recently carried out a review of our prices. These changes will be implemented from 1 December 2021. Please note that all existing quotes prior to 1 December will be honoured for four weeks. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of our team. Thank you for your continued support.

Cardiomyopathy in cats

There are a number of different heart diseases that can affect our cats in Basildon; however, cardiomyopathy in cats is the most common. But what is it and how do you know if your cat has it? We explore further below: What is cardiomyopathy? The term cardiomyopathy covers any disease that affects the heart muscle. …