Posts By: Ian Stroud

How do you choose a cattery?

You love and care for your cat, he or she is an adored member of your family, so when you go on holiday you feel worried at the thought of leaving your pet in someone else’s hands. Some people may feel quite unable to go away, even for the weekend. There are solutions though! Cats… Read more »

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Lymphoma in Dogs and Cats

In the last few weeks I have seen an increase in the the number of cases of lymphoma at our clinic. Lymphoma is a type of cancer of the white blood cells that commonly affects the lymph nodes anywhere in the body. The early signs are variable but often we find a pet may have inappetence, weight loss and… Read more »

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Pets’ Problem Behaviour

Inspired by Francesca Riccomini, veterinary surgeon and animal behaviourist People often don’t realise something is amiss with their pet’s behaviour until something goes wrong, and then it’s too late! Since pets can’t talk, their behaviour is the only indication of illness, bar any physical symptoms. When a pet is acting normally, it’s reassuring – it… Read more »

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Free Dental Check in June

Did you know dental disease is probably one of the most common health problems we see in cats and dogs. In fact, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease by the age of 4. If left untreated it can lead to painful infections and loss of teeth. Why not take… Read more »

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Rescue Remedies

Rescue Remedies have been rescuing dogs since 2002. They have grown from small beginnings and have helped to re-home and give life saving treatment to hundreds of dogs in some very desperate situations. The charity does not have a call centre but is internet based. At any one time they are caring for up-to 90… Read more »

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Easter and Royal Wedding Opening Hours

Please note our opening hours over the Easter and Royal Wedding break. If we are closed, and it is an emergency, please telephone 02089773955 for details of our out of hours cover. Happy Easter, stay safe and don’t eat too many chocolates.

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Itchy Skin?

Dog allergies affect nearly one in seven dogs and that number is increasing year on year. Skin allergies are the most common form of allergy seen. Although certain breeds such as West Highland White Terriers seem to be over-represented, any breed or mixed-breed can be affected. A lot of allergies seem to be seasonal and… Read more »

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Puppy School

Julie and Donna are now running puppy classes on Thursday evenings. The positive reward-based methods we use are fun, kind and proven to be the most effective way of training your dog. We aim to take each puppy on a four week course at the end of which they will have learned essential socialisation skills…. Read more »

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Vet4Life officially open!

Gyles Brandreth entertained the crowd with witty anecdotes about his posh poodle called Phydeaux at the opening of Vet4life in Teddington. Many thanks to everyone who came and of course Gyles

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Top 5 Dog Walks in Teddington

We put our heads together this morning and came up with our favourite 5 places to take our dogs for a walk around Teddington. The Riverside In our opinion the Thames is the most beautiful place to walk your k9 friends and is right on everyones doorstep. My favorite Stretch is between Richmond bridge passing Ham House… Read more »

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