Posts Categorized: dogs

Big Bear Award – Rolo

Rolo is a gorgeous young Labrador and is well deserving of a Big Bear award! Rolo was rushed into the clinic at Surbiton one Saturday after he’d been hit by a car.  He’d been out enjoying a walk in the park with his owner and she was getting him settled in the boot of the… 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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Big Bear Award – Alfie2

Alfie is a very brave dog who is one of our Big Bear Award winners! Alfie was brought in by his dog walker Jackie whilst his owner was away. Vet Su was very concerned as Alfie had vomited multiple times in the last few hours and was sore and lethargic. X-rays of Alfie’s abdomen revealed… 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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Pet care whilst you are on holiday

Going away on holiday or planning a short trip takes lots of organisation and preparation, but the added pressure of organising care for your beloved pet can often add extra strain. For some pets, being in a cattery or boarding kennel is a fun trip away from home. For others, especially cats, it can be… Read more »

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Things that are poisonous to pets

If you have a veterinary emergency over the Christmas period, you can rest assured we are on call 24/7. Please call 020 8977 3955. Chocolate Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine (a bit like caffeine) that is poisonous to dogs. The amount of theobromine differs in the different types of chocolate (dark chocolate has the… Read more »

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Tempting pets to eat

Throughout your pet’s life, their diets will change depending on their age or health status. Any change to your pet’s food can be stressful for both you and your pet so we have prepared these handy tips to help your pet to accept the new diet and ensure the transition is as stress free as… Read more »

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Fireworks advice

Some advice from our head veterinary nurse Sarah, on supporting your pet during fireworks. Helpful changes to the environment Try to keep your pets inside during the evening Walk dogs at daytime/during light hours Close the curtains/blinds to reduce visual stimulation Background noise such as a television, fan or low music can help block out… Read more »

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Preventing Kennel Cough in dogs

Are you going on holiday soon and will your dog be put into kennels? Does he or she need their kennel cough vaccine? Do be sure to make an appointment at Vet4life. Kennel cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very contagious respiratory disease. It is transmitted by close contact with an infected dog and can be associated with… Read more »

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