Who can believe we’re in the run up to Christmas again? Lets face it, we’re all hoping that this year is a much more sociable and normal year than the last one, and we’re all looking forward to getting together with our human and animal families for some proper festive celebrations.
Diabetes is well recognised in humans, and it's also a fairly common disease in both dogs and cats. It can be a challenging condition to manage, and requires a lot of commitment from pet owners to do so successfully.
Osteoarthritis is a common joint condition that will affect many of our pets at some stage of their lives. While osteoarthritis will never resolve, there are many different treatments available to ensure your pet is kept comfortable and happy for as long as possible.
Arthritis is a chronic condition caused when the normal joint tissues degenerate (or wear away), leading to pain and ongoing damage.1,2 Arthritis commonly develops in middle age, with older cats more likely to demonstrate signs of arthritis.
Dental disease is a common condition in our pet cats which is often under recognised but can have huge implications for their welfare and quality of life. Disease can range from small amounts of plaque and inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), to severe, with broken teeth and infected tooth roots. There are many signs that you can look out for in your cats which may help you pick up on any concerns before they become a major issue and we share our tips for prevention.
Vaccinating our pets is a vital part of maintaining their health and wellbeing and has helped to significantly reduce the incidence of many life-threatening diseases in the UK pet population. As well as protecting the health of our pets, vaccination is important for preventing the spread of some zoonotic infections (infections which can be passed to humans) such as Leptospirosis.
Have you been considering having your dog spayed but are unsure how you will be able to keep them quiet during their long recovery? Are you worried about the size of the procedure and how it will affect your pet? Maybe a laparoscopic spay is the answer you have been looking for.
Older pets can remain healthy, happy, and active well into their later years if they are carefully monitored throughout their senior life. These important senior health checks are vital, as they enable early detection of any disease, which allows treatment to be started promptly. Our veterinary practice frequently runs senior pet screens for all older pets, to ensure that your pet is kept healthy and continues to enjoy a good quality of life.
It is often said that prevention is better than cure. None of us want to see our furry family members unwell. Effective preventative health care and early detection of illness are essential to keep then happy and healthy. Regular health checks provide the perfect opportunity for your pet to be protected against health risks and assessed for any signs of disease.
Preventative healthcare is an essential part of caring for your new puppy. It is far easier and more cost effective to prevent certain conditions, especially in young animals, than it is to treat them after they occur. With some simple steps you can provide your puppy with a happier, healthier life.
During the lockdown period, many people have welcomed a new pet into their homes, and this has allowed plenty of quality time for owners to bond with their pet. However, as life begins to return to normal it is inevitable that pets will have to start adapting to new routines. Owners will need to ensure that during this transition they are able to continue providing for their pet and that the five welfare needs of their pet are met.
Winter is almost over and soon it will be spring, with all the loveliness it brings. But while you’re out and about, and indeed also at home, you should be aware of a number of Springtime Toxins that can be quite dangerous for your four-legged friends.
As the holidays sadly come to a close, no doubt you’re feeling quite full of Christmas turkey and New Year’s drinks. Perhaps this year you’re considering sticking to your New Year’s Resolution and going to the gym more often! Unfortunately, overeating is a problem in our pets as well