Julie & Oscar – a real tale of unscrupulous breeders and the dangers when buying a puppy

Getting a new puppy should be a wonderful time. Sadly there are some unscrupulous breeders who are only out to make money and are not interested in the welfare of the animals. This is a real story of what happened when one of our clients got her pup Oscar. We have had to remove names …

Mysterious Illness in Dogs

Yesterday the BBC reported about a Mysterious Illness in Dogs, that had killed 13 dogs across Britain in recent months.  We passed the article to our vet, Jonathan Nurse, to get his view. A poorly understood condition in dogs has been seen in the New Forest area. There have also been possible cases in Worcestershire, County Durham, …

What is Glaucoma?

Chai Cahill came to see us so his eyes could be checked. Chai’s owners had noticed redness to the whites of eyes and had very sensibly asked for them to be looked at. A previous test showed they weren’t responding as quickly as expected and we needed to assess for glaucoma. Glaucoma  can be very …

The dangers of dogs and sticks

Ask any vet and they will tell you not to throw sticks for your dogs.  Whilst you may see it in pictures and films, it can be incredibly dangerous.  There have been occasions where sticks have splintered and have got stuck in an animal’s throat with tragic consequences. On this occasion a stick wasn’t thrown …

Looking after an older dog

Owning a dog is great. Ask any dog owner and they will tell you this is true, even after they have just devoured the Sunday joint you left thawing on the kitchen worktop.  Whilst there may be challenges the pros definitely outweigh the cons.  Dogs bring a lot of love and happiness into a home …