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 …

Cherrydown Vets in Stanford Le Hope explain Kennel Cough myths and facts

Kennel-cough

Cherrydown Vets in Stanford Le Hope advise that the very name ‘kennel cough’ suggest that dogs are only at risk of contracting this airborne disease if you put them into boarding kennels, while you go on holiday for example. It’s for this reason that many pet owners don’t get their dog vaccinated, because they don’t …

Basildon vets warn about grass seeds and freshly cut grass hazards

Dog-grass

Cherrydown vets, with vet practice in Basildon,  vet practice in Stanford Le Hope and vet practice in Wickford, are to answer your questions about grass seeds dangers to your pet. It is the season when issues related to grass seeds are quite common in pets, especially for dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors. …

Basildon vets advice on exercising your puppy and kitten

exercise

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 …

Bacterial skin infections in dogs

dog-scratching

Bacterial skin infections can have many causes, such as allergies. Regardless of the reason, skin infections require swift action by pet owners as they cause itching and pain. Some dogs are more vulnerable to develop bacterial skin infections than others. It’s important to check common areas like the paws, groins and armpits. Skinfolds are particularly …

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 …