Canine Parvovirus

Recently we heard there may have been possible cases of Parvovirus in the area so we thought it would be a good idea to write a blog about the subject so you are all aware of what it is and what you can do should your dog contract the virus. Parvovirus is a common and …

Fleas

Even though you may have the cleanest pet in the world and your house is sparkling, your furry friend may still get fleas. It is commonly assumed that fleas jump from one animal to another but that is not the case. Pets generally pick up fleas from infested areas such as the local park, your …

Kennel Cough

Although we have written about this subject before, we thought it would be a good time to remind you about the seriousness of Kennel Cough.  With the summer holidays just around the corner and many people intending to put their pets into kennels, now is an ideal time to check your pet is fully vaccinated and …

Mange

Every now and again we all have an itch we have to scratch. Your pets do the same. If you see them having a good scratch it’s most likely just a random itch or a tickle. However, if they are constantly scratching or biting the same area and seem to be in discomfort it may …

German Shepherd Dogs

German Shepherd Dogs have been around since the 1890’s. They were the result of cross breeding of rural sheep dogs from rural Germany by Max von Stephanitz who was aiming to produce a herding dog that could trot for long periods. The first breed show was in 1899 and since then, it has gone on …

The Siamese Cat

The Siamese is one of the most popular domestic cat breeds across the world. Their distinctive head shape, striking eyes & slender body make them easily recognisable. They are thought to be one of the oldest existing breeds of cat and to have come from Thailand (formerly Siam). The Siamese was much revered and for …

Rabbits – Diet and Husbandry

RABBITS – Diet and husbandry Water should always be available. Avoid muesli based diets – it makes rabbits more likely to become selective feeders and not to obtain the full nutrition needed. Pellets such as Excel should be fed but should make up no more than 10% of the rabbits total diet. 70% of a …

The Vets Says – Dry Eye

Introduction The medical term for Dry Eye is Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, usually abbreviated to KCS and is where insufficient tears are produced leaving the eye drier than is usual. It is also seen in cats, but is more common in dogs. Imagine getting grit in your eye & not having tears to help wash it away. …