Covid-19 Update

Rest assured our practices will continue to provide care for your pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Healthy Pet Club members, we understand that you may be worried about your pets at this time. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health or welfare, please call one of our practices and we can arrange…

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Why does my cat knock things over?

There is no denying that cats are uniquely entertaining and inquisitive creatures with mischievous streaks that tend to continue long after their kitten days. These little rascals will go on the prowl for any source of diversion. Often resulting in broken items and shredded valuables within our home. One behaviour that drives cat owners absolutely…

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Coronavirus – Covid-19 advice for pet owners

We understand it is a very worrying time for pet owners. Our veterinary practices are here to provide you with advice and support. In order to limit the spread of Covid-19, we are currently prioritising emergency consultations and are conducting telephone consultations wherever possible. Please call to make an appointment, which may be by phone.…

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Flystrike advice

Flystrike is a term given to a disease where blowflies (bluebottles and greenbottles) lay their eggs on a rabbits’ body. Generally, we think of this happening when rabbits have dirty bottoms, but that doesn't always have to be the case. The flies will lay their eggs anywhere where they are attracted to a smell of…

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Fleas and rabbits

Wild rabbits and Myxomatosis Fleas are important in the spread of Myxomatosis in wild rabbits. The virus is ingested by the feeding flea and transmitted to another rabbit, which then becomes infected when the flea feeds. Although cases have been reported, generally pet rabbits are less at risk. If you live in the countryside, your…

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Parasites in dogs

“A parasite is an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the others expense.” Fleas Fleas are common parasites in dogs and they can act as vectors for a number of infections, including some that affect humans. The flea life cycle A flea…

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How to check your dog for parasites

Checking your dog for parasites may lull you into a false sense of security. Unless your dog has a large infestation of fleas, a huge worm burden or a large number of ticks – you may not be able to find them. How to tell if your dog has fleas If your dog has any…

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Parasites in cats

The three major groups of parasites which are a constant threat to our cats are worms, fleas and ticks. We will deal with fleas and tapeworms first as they are linked. Fleas Fleas cannot be under estimated as a problem for cat owners. You do not want your cat to get fleas because: They can…

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How to check your cat for parasites

Fleas Ask yourself these questions to check if your cat might have a flea problem: Is your cat grooming excessively? Does your cat have any skin rash or irritation? Does your cat have any fur loss? Have you noticed little red specks if your cat has been in the shower/basin/bath? Part the hair on the…

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