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 …

The Maisie Oliver Story

Maisie Oliver came in to us on 23rd November. Here is her story. Maisie, an 18 month old cat, was brought in by her owner because she wasn’t eating very well and it was initally thought that her brother was bullying her from her food. Hayley examined her and felt a soft mass in her …

Why does my dog smell?

If you are a fan of the TV show “Friends” you will no doubt recognise the following song which Phoebe sang on several occasions: Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you? Smelly cat, smelly cat, it’s not your fault. They won’t take you to the vet. You’re obviously not their favourite pet. You …

Pet Diabetes Month

Did you know it is pet diabetes month? It’s a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the condition because many people are not aware that pets can have it.  Just as in humans, it’s becoming increasingly common in pets, especially cats and dogs over the age of six, overweight pets and certain breeds.  As many …

Overweight Pets

Is your pet a Usain Bolt , muscular fit and active or is it Mr Blobby in a fur coat? Chances are it’s somewhere between the two. Not many of us can expect to run a sub 10 second 100 metres, but we should be able to run it without collapsing halfway for a rest …