Learn how to identify and reduce worry, anxiety and stress in your pet

Just like humans, our pets can experience worry, anxiety and stress. Since we know how these emotions make us feel, we certainly want to help alleviate our pet’s distress where we can. However, our pets cannot voice their feelings, so how can we tell they are experiencing these emotions? The signs in pets are often …

How to prepare your cat ahead of fireworks in Basildon

We understand that noisy celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year can cause nervousness in pets in the Basildon area. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet. Signs of anxiety to look out for in …

Cherrydown Vets in Wickford talk about the importance of microchipping your pet

Microchips

Keeping our pets safe is important to all of us as pet owners. They trust us with their care and protection and microchipping can help with keeping them safe. A microchip identifies your pet as belonging to you. It contains a unique reference number that links to your details as an owner, stored on a …

Basildon vets advice on exercising your puppy and kitten

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Cherrydown vets in Basildon are here to answer your question about how to exercise you pets. Puppies and kittens often have endless amounts of energy and enthusiasm, this is a great way to view the world, and we should encourage this optimism to help create confident cats and dogs. Harnessing this energy into appropriate exercise …

Ear mites in cats and dogs

cat-ears

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 …

Neutering puppies and kittens

neutering

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 …