We assume because our animals our outside regularly, they can tolerate the weather better than we can.  This is not the case and with the warm weather now upon us, it is time to ensure we know the signs of heatstroke in your pets and how to avoid this debilitating condition.  Heatstroke is a serious condition that can lead to multiple organ failure. 

Animals can die quickly if not treated.

Heatstroke can be avoided by common sense rules:

  • Keep your pets in a cool, shaded area with good ventilation
  • Do not exercise in hot, humid conditions
  • Never leave them in a car
  • If inside is cooler than outside, bring them inside
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Pets can’t say how they’re feeling, it’s usually how they look or act that tells you something is wrong. Blood testing frequently detects illness in your dog or cat before they show any outward signs of disease.  Testing gives immediate insights that we might not otherwise discover and treating your pet early can lead to a better outcome and possible lower treatment costs. 

Blood work is necessary in sick animals or emergency situations.  It gives a valuable picture of your pet’s health and helps make immediate decisions regarding treatment options.

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Variety is the spice of life and just like us, pups and dogs get bored doing the same thing each day.  We all soon learn there are specific types of games that our dogs enjoy more than others – often this varies upon breed and what “type” of dog he his.

Do you recognise your dog?

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We regularly discuss the options for relieving the pain of Osteoarthritis in our pets.  We are large advocates of injectable courses of treatment in conjunction with oral Glyde doses.   Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone.  It is most common from middle age onward, although it can be at any age. It causes extreme pain and stiffness, especially in the hip and knee joints causing long term lameness.

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Congratulations to Maz and her husband Ben, on the arrival of a healthy baby boy, Finnigan on 17th October. Mother and baby both doing well.

A great effort by Maz who worked up until 5 days prior to giving birth. Throughout the pregnancy, Maz worked full time, without a sick day and has been a real trooper.  We don’t think it will be too long until we see Maz returning. Congratulations again to the happy family.