Basildon Vets list top 10 hazards to watch out for this summertime to protect your pets

summer

Summer brings longer days, warmer climates, new adventures and outdoor socialising, which with pets in tow, can be made even more enjoyable! However, when the temperatures rise, the dangers to our pets increase too. Cherrydown Vets in Wickford advise that to keep pets safe, you should be aware of potential hazards, as well as some top tips to …

Cherrydown Vets in Basildon warn about grass seed dangers to cats and dogs

grass-seeds

Grass seeds are a common problem during the spring and summer months. While your pet explores the outdoors, grass seed can easily brush off the tops of long grass stems onto their bodies. Cherrydown Vets in Basildon explain that the seeds have pointed ends and are exceptionally sharp, so they become trapped in your pet’s …

Top tips for new puppy owners

socialisation

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 …

Protect your pet from the sun

heat

As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which are brought on by hot weather, including sunburn, footpad burns, dehydration and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke. While heat stress is more common during …

Tortoise parasite prevention

Tortoise

Do you have a tortoise? If so, it is recommended to have a worm count carried out on your tortoise twice a year. A worm count can be carried out by obtaining a faecal sample, which can be tested in practice. It is common for tortoises to have a low-level worm burden; however, when this …

Road Safety Week

walking

From 16-22 November, it is Road Safety Week in the UK. This week aims to inspire the country to take action on road safety, promoting lifesaving and awareness around speeding. When walking your dog, you should be extra careful, especially around this winter season. For more information on how to make sure your dog can …