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Christmas 2014 opening hours

Please do not worry, there will always be an emergency vet available if required! Ian and the team at Vet4life would like to wish you all a very happy holiday! Teddington Christmas 2014 opening hours: Christmas Eve   7.30-4.30 Christmas Day  Closed Boxing Day        Closed Saturday 27th    8.30-5 Sunday 28th  … Read more »

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The Vet4life team help a tawny owl’s eye

This beautiful Tawny owl is a patient being cared for at The Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead. He was not responding to any treatment tried for his left eye, which he continued to hold tightly closed. WAF were concerned he may have had glaucoma so urgently needed to test the intra-ocular pressure of the eye to diagnose… Read more »

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Wildlife advice and guidance

Orphan season is usually from March until August each year. This is when there are a high number of wildlife young born such as baby hedgehogs, fox cubs, badger cubs, fawn and lots of baby birds. Each animal has a variety of ways they help their babies grow up and leave their home, venturing into… Read more »

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Dog Olympics 2014 – summary

Sunday 7th September, the sun was shining and tails were wagging….the day of the Teddington Dog Olympics 2014. The main ring was constructed, stall holders arrived and very quickly over one hundred dogs met at Udney Hall Gardens. Julie Carrig, Receptionist and Puppy School Trainer organised and planned the whole day, with support from the… Read more »

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Live Facebook ‘Ask a vet’ Q&A

We listened to your feedback and thought we’d try something new and exciting! On Thursday, 18th September between 4.30 and 5pm, we will be hosting our first live ‘Ask a vet’ Question & Answer session on our Facebook page! The theme for this Q&A will be animals and fireworks, since fireworks season is coming up,… Read more »

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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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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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