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Beware heatstroke in pets

Monday, June 05, 2017
If you suspect that your pet is suffering from heat stroke seek veterinary advice as a matter of urgency. Cats and dogs are not great at regulating their temperature as they only have sweat glands in their paws and around their nose. This can Read more

Pet First Aid Tips

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
If your pet is injured or involved in an accident, it can be frightening for both of you. The first thing to remember is to be calm and reassuring and make sure everyone is safe. Here are a few basic tips for some of the more common pet  Read more

Antifreeze poisoning in cats and dogs

Monday, January 02, 2017
We've had a few frosty days recently so we’d like to remind you of the potential dangers of antifreeze poisoning. Antifreeze poisoning typically happens when the liquid drips from a car’s radiator, creating puddles on driveways  Read more

Avoid a Christmas calamity

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
As vets, we often need to treat the after effects of accidents and well-intended treats over Christmas, many of which can be easily avoided. We’ve put together a list of potential Christmas calamities to help everyone have a very happy Chri Read more

Conkers, acorns and antifreeze - Autumn is here

Monday, October 03, 2016
The leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping now that autumn has arrived. Watch out for these autumnal hazards and protect your pets at this time of year: Antifreeze is extremely deadly to pets, and with its sweet palatable Read more

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