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Join us in Bushy Park for the Teddington #GetPetsFit

Come along to Bushy Park this Wednesday 7th May to help raise awareness of pet obesity This Wednesday 7th May sees the launch of the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA)’s #GetPetsFit campaign, a fantastic initiative to help pet owners ensure a healthy future for their pets by keeping them at their ideal weight. Ian Stroud… Read more »

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Why castrate my cat

Some pet owners ask us whether their (male) cat has to be castrated – after all, there isn’t the risk of pregnancy and kittens with a male cat. We recommended that cats are castrated for several reasons: A castrated cat is less likely to fight with other cats, which reduces the incidence of bite wounds,… Read more »

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Socialising your new kitten

We hear a lot about the importance of socialising puppies when they are young but did you know that it is just as important to socialise kittens too?! Kittens, like puppies are most receptive to learning in their first few weeks of life (usually between 2-7 or 8 weeks of age). This means that, as… 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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