Posts Categorized: dogs

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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Dog Olympics 2016 – summary

Hundreds of dogs and their owners gathered in Udney Hall Gardens on Sunday 11 September to participate in the fabulous Teddington Dog Olympics! Events included Doggy Limbo, Waggiest Tail, Longest Sit, Best Trick, Best Child and Dog Duo. There were also a number of stands showcasing local businesses and charities. Over £2,250 was raised for… Read more »

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Microchipping becomes compulsory from 6 April 2016

Today is the day that it becomes a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped and contact details registered with a government compliant database. Plus – after today – all puppies must be microchipped by the time they are 8 weeks old. Any changes to your details for a pet with an existing microchip, such as address,… Read more »

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Lyme Disease is on rise – advice for pet owners

There is an increase of Lyme disease-carrying in ticks (Ixodes) in the UK with more cases being reported in people and pets. This information can help to raise awareness of this disease and can help you to take measures to prevent your dog catching it. What is Lyme Disease? If a tick bites your pet and… Read more »

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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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