Posts By: Ian Stroud

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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Brand New Dental X-Ray Machine

Dental X-rays We have invested in the latest equipment providing cutting edge dental treatment for your pets. With our brand new direct digital X-ray machine, we can take dental X-rays (radiographs) which are essential for detecting serious mouth problems. Using a very safe, low amount of radiation, these X-rays provide a lot of detail and… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Sasha

This Big Bear Award goes to Sasha for being so brave throughout all her recent treatment. Sasha is a 6 year old whippet who ruptured her Achilles tendon back in October. Her treatment has included two surgeries and months of rehabilitation. What happened? The Achilles tendon is attached to the heel bone of the hind limb… Read more »

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Am I feeding my cat too much?

Obesity is a very common disease in cats. It is a serious problem which can lead to other issues, such as diabetes and arthritis. Have a look at this Body Condition Score and see how your cat compares to the healthy ideal. A cat who is of a healthy weight should appear like this: Ribs… Read more »

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How can I get rid of fleas?

Sometimes pet owners come to us exclaiming that, despite de-fleaing their pet regularly, their pet is still scratching. We first make sure that they are using the correct flea treatment. Most supermarket flea treatment products are not strong enough to get rid of fleas. It is important to use a safe and effective veterinary recommended… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Lola

Our latest recipient of a Big Bear Award is Lola, a courageous West Highland White Terrier. Despite being only 11 months old, Lola has already undergone two orthopaedic surgeries to treat the painful skeletal condition Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head (the ball of the hip’s ball and socket joint). In May Lola developed a… Read more »

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New Lyme Disease Vaccine Available Now

We are excited to now offer the Merilym 3, the first and only Lyme disease vaccine in the UK and Ireland. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in Europe in both humans and pets, caused by bacteria of the Borrelia species. Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks on hosts… Read more »

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Brand New, Innovative, Microchip Scanner

We are excited to have just bought a clever new microchip scanner! The ‘Halo Scanner’ is quite different from the traditional microchip scanner – it immediately alerts us if the microchip being scanned belongs to an animal that has been reported missing or stolen. It reads all FDX-B 15 digit microchips. The 15 digit microchip… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Toby

Toby is an 8 year old West Highland White Terrier. Toby is a very happy, active dog but one day on his walks he ruptured the cruciate ligament in his knee. This caused him to limp on his leg, and despite rest and anti-inflammatories this lameness did not improve. Surgery was the next step and… Read more »

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