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 …

World Heart Day 29 September 2020

We celebrate World Heart Day today on 29 September 2020. This is the world’s biggest awareness-raising platform for cardiovascular disease (CVD) which is accountable for nearly half of all non-communicable disease deaths in humans. Did you know that heart conditions affect our pets too?  Within our group of practices, we have cardiology specialists available who …