Saving Grace: Vet’s warning over the curious incident of the dog and the fox

dogs can be bitten by foxes

Grace the Staffie almost learned the hard way how curiosity killed the cat, when she poked her inquisitive nose into a fox’s lair. The vet who treated the seven-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier that received deep wounds around her face, ears and eyes after coming face to face with the resident fox is now urging dog …

Vets urge tortoise owners to microchip escape-prone pets

tortoise microchipping

We’re urging tortoise owners to microchip their escape-prone pets in a bid to reduce the number which end up in rescue centres every year. They may seem unlikely escapees, but hundreds of the reptiles go missing across the county every year. Tracking down the owners can then prove extremely difficult if the animals aren’t microchipped. We …

Hamster Lavender loses leg after cooker calamity

hamster broken leg

When the Weeks family brought little Lavender, a four-month-old Syrian hamster, into our out-of-hours service, it was obvious she had caused herself some damage. The family had been left baffled when Lavender was not in her cage and had apparently gone missing from their Wickford home. However, after a hunt for the newest member of the …