Posts Categorized: dogs

Big Bear Award – Roscoe

Roscoe’s Story Roscoe is a lovely little dog that came to us after he became very lethargic and didn’t want to eat. He was dehydrated and had a very painful abdomen. A urine test and blood test revealed that Roscoe had pancreatitis and a condition called diabetic keto-acidosis. This is a life-threatening condition whereby the… Read more »

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The 12 dangers of Christmas for your pets

Christmas is a fantastic time for us but please be aware that there are many potential dangers for our pets! We have listed 12 common ones below: Raisins, grapes and mince pies Onions and garlic Chocolate Alcohol Batteries Christmas decorations and tinsel Mistletoe, holly and poinsettias Macadamia nuts Fatty foods and bones Christmas pudding Antifreeze… Read more »

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Chester goes to Puppy School – week 3

Our 3rd puppy class with Vet4Life was at the beautiful Surbiton practice. Chester was very excited, a good time to practice “settle” at our feet. In class we introduced sit and stay, walking through tunnels, high five and advanced attention exercise. Chester loved it! At home Chester has truly made it his own; crate training… Read more »

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Chester goes to Puppy School – week 2

Training is already beginning to pay off! Chester is becoming more confident each day; he is being exposed to new things outside the house as we carry him about: family, friends, a variety of strangers, other dogs, cars and the weather! At puppy class we continued to make friends with the other puppies and introduced… Read more »

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Chester goes to Puppy School – week 1

This is Chester, a cockapoo puppy new recruit to puppy class. Follow our blog to read about Chester’s puppy school experience and training! Chester, a cockapoo, has begun his journey to become the perfect puppy. At 9 weeks old Chester is beginning to learn his name, sit, down, come and where is acceptable to use… Read more »

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Blue-green algae information

Blue-green algae are used to describe bacteria called cyanobacteria. They grow quickly and can form blue or green or brown clumps that can resemble algae. It can look like there is a blue-green scum on the surface of the water often looking a bit like pea soup, more commonly in lakes and ponds during warmer weather…. Read more »

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Is it safe to give your dog bones?

Feeding raw food and bone diets are becoming increasingly popular as pet owners try recreate a natural diet. However it is important to use these products in way that is safe for your pet. Both raw and cooked bones can pose a hazard, they can cause obstructions in the gut, cause fractured teeth and sharp… Read more »

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New parasite treatment for dogs

We continually review our parasite treatment protocols and the new products that are available, to ensure that we can offer the best possible protection for your pet. There is a new product which is now included on the health plan for our Family members. It protects against all the key parasites mentioned below so has… Read more »

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What to do if your dog is stung by a bee

Bee stings are quite common to see in dogs at this time of year, and most often you will see a red swelling and it can be quite sore. The best advice is to come in and see a vet to have an anti-histamine or steroid injection which settles the sting down quickly. If you… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Charlie

Charlie’s Story Charlie came to see us recently when his owners noticed a swelling on the back of his right leg behind his Achilles tendon. Charlie was very brave and had several tests done to try and work out what the swelling was. He eventually had surgery to remove it. The surgery was quite complex… Read more »

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