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Big Bear Award – Rocky

Rocky’s Story Rocky, a 16 week old black and white Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle cross), had only been with his new family since Christmas when disaster struck in early February. He was a clever puppy and was settling into his new home well. Although his family were constantly trying to stop him chewing tempting items like toys… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Nina

Nina’s Story Late one night, Nina, a 3 year old female black Domestic Short Hair cat, was crossing Teddington High Street when she was hit by a passing bus. Tristan, Vet4life’s out of hours vet, received a call from her worried owners and rushed to the clinic to assess Nina’s injuries. The accident scene was… Read more »

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Emergency First Aid for Pets

We were lucky enough to be entertained and informed by local vet Zara Boland last week, who delivered a great presentation on “Emergency First Aid for Pets”. First and foremost, the best thing you can do in an emergency is not panic! Of course this is a lot easier said than done, but it’s incredibly… Read more »

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Christmas Opening Hours

Hi, We are closing early on Christmas Eve and will be open again on the day after Boxing day. Please see below for details of our opening times. I do hope there are no problems but should you need to speak to a vet or to arrange an out of hours appointment please contact our… Read more »

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Old Cats and their Kidneys

When they get old, many cats start to develop kidney disease. In some cases it is mild and does not cause significant problems, but in others it can be serious and really affect their quality of life. Chronic renal insufficiency can also be known as Chronic Kidney Disease, or CKD. It occurs when there is… Read more »

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Fireworks and Pets

80% of us have owned a pet that has been scared of fireworks. Many pets are scared of the loud noises and bangs which seem to happen for weeks and weeks at this time of year. My dog sits and trembles for hours whilst trying to hide under the sofa. Dilated pupils, house soiling, drooling,… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Wilf

Wilf’s Story 70+ kg of Irish Wolfhound collapsed in a back-garden sounded like an emergency that could not wait. Donna had to finish scaling and polishing another dog’s teeth whilst Ian and Eileen rushed over and found Wilf sprawled out and looking very poorly indeed. He had a distended abdomen, was trying to vomit, had… Read more »

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Jess’s Story (A Keyhole Success!)

Jess, a 12 week Welsh Springer Spaniel, was found to have been born with severe abnormalities of one of the kidneys and her urinary tract since birth. She has a ectopic ureter. This tube, which carries urine from the kidney to the bladder, was connected to the wrong part of the urinary tract. Jess also… Read more »

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