Posts By: Ian Stroud

Vet4life Surbiton is a gold standard cat friendly clinic

We are very excited to announce that Vet4life Surbiton has been gold accredited in the ISFM cat friendly clinic scheme! Register your cat with us today. This is a worldwide programme run by the International Society of Feline Medicine to promote cat friendly veterinary practices. The gold certificate is the highest accreditation and is given to clinics that demonstrate… Read more »

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New platelet therapy for treating lameness

We have just invested in a treatment option, known as V-PET. V-PET, which stands for Platelet Enhancement Therapy, is a new, safe procedure for treating lameness. Osteoarthritis and tissue damage can cause pain and stiffness in the joints, resulting in lameness. This damage is usually difficult to heal and can take a long time – but studies have shown that… Read more »

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New dog shampoo – Bonnie and Bailey

We are now selling Bonnie and Bailey dog shampoo at our Surbiton clinic. Bonnie and Bailey make natural, organic, care products for dogs: The first dog care products certified by the Soil Association All products have maximal organic content with a minimal 74% ingredient listing No sls’s, parabens, pesticides, lanolin, or harsh surfactants – only gentle,… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Teazel

Teazel’s Story Teazel is a lovely 13 year old Tabby Cat who doesn’t really like being handled, which can make it difficult to examine her. Teazel first came to visit Will on Saturday the 27th December 2014. For the last couple of weeks, Teazel had not been eating very well and had been quite lethargic…. Read more »

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Vet4life to open third clinic, in Surbiton

We are delighted to announce the launch of our 3rd veterinary clinic. Vet4life – Surbiton, will open in the summer of 2015. The address of Vet4life – Surbiton is 40-44 Brighton Road Surbiton Surrey KT6 5PL We look forward to seeing you there!

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Christmas 2014 opening hours

Please do not worry, there will always be an emergency vet available if required! Ian and the team at Vet4life would like to wish you all a very happy holiday! Teddington Christmas 2014 opening hours: Christmas Eve   7.30-4.30 Christmas Day  Closed Boxing Day        Closed Saturday 27th    8.30-5 Sunday 28th  … Read more »

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Live Facebook ‘Ask a vet’ Q&A

We listened to your feedback and thought we’d try something new and exciting! On Thursday, 18th September between 4.30 and 5pm, we will be hosting our first live ‘Ask a vet’ Question & Answer session on our Facebook page! The theme for this Q&A will be animals and fireworks, since fireworks season is coming up,… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Ted

Ted was rushed into the clinic at Shepperton following an accident. He was running around with another dog, slipped and fell onto a metal bar, the sort used to re-enforce concrete. He was obviously shocked and hurt and his owner rushed him to the vets as it was closing at the end of a busy… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Alfie

We had the most extraordinary case a few weeks ago. Who would have thought a grass seed could end up in a dog’s spine? That’s exactly what happened! Fortunately, Alfie is now fully recovered and most deserving of a Big Bear Award. Alfie, 1 year old Hungarian Vizsla, came into Shepperton Vet4life because he had… Read more »

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Chronic renal failure in older cats

This is a really common disease in older cats that can develop. Luckily there is a lot we can do to help manage this disease. Chronic renal failure can develop in 33% of cats that are over 8 years old. The kidneys start “shutting down” and are less able to effectively filter the blood. This… Read more »

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