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facts about kennel cough and your dog

Kennel Cough and your dog, the facts

There seems to be an increase in Kennel Cough cases at the moment so we thought we would remind you of what to look out for.

 
Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update...

After the Prime Minister’s instructions last night, we thought we would update you on all the changes we will be putting into place.

 
Meet our Cat Pet Slimmer Winner

Meet our Cat Pet Slimmer Winner!

When Timmy was rescued he weighed 14.4 kg and rather liked his food... this is his journey so far.

 
Coronavirus and Pets

Coronavirus and Pets

The spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to dominate the news headlines, and understandably some people may be concerned about the risk of transmission between humans and animals.

 
Vomiting outbreak in dogs

Vomiting outbreak in dogs

Not only have we seen a re-emergence of Alabama Rot recently there has been reports of dogs with vomiting episodes.

 
Some final tips for a stress-free Christmas

Some final tips for a stress-free Christmas…

Just a quick last-minute post with a few reminders on how to keep your pets calm over this festive period.

 
Animal Pain Awareness Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month

The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) has proclaimed September as Animal Pain Awareness Month.

Animals suffer from pain just like people do.

 
Blood Pressure Testing

Blood Pressure Testing

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common problem in people, but did you know that animals, particularly cats, can also be affected?

 
Rabbit Awareness Week - HEAT STROKE

Rabbit Awareness Week - HEAT STROKE

One of the biggest dangers for rabbits in the summer months is heatstroke. Here are our tips for preventing heatstroke in your rabbits;

 
Rabbit Awareness Week - Flystrike

Rabbit Awareness Week - Flystrike

One of the biggest dangers for rabbits in the summer months is flystrike. Here are our top tips on how to prevent it;

 
Rabbit Awareness Week - Vaccinations

Rabbit Awareness Week - Vaccinations

Here are our top tips about vaccinating your rabbits;

 
Rabbit Awareness Week - Companionship

Rabbit Awareness Week - Companionship

Rabbits are highly social animals and require both rabbit and human company.

Here are our top tips on providing appropriate company for your rabbits;

 
Rabbit Awareness Week - A Focus on Diet

Rabbit Awareness Week - A Focus on Diet

To coincide with Rabbit Awareness Week (2-10 June), here are some tips for feeding your rabbits.

 
Easter Warnings

Easter Warnings

So spring is apparently upon us, and with the lengthening daylight hours, and increasing temperatures comes the first of the spring bank holidays to be celebrated.

 
It\'s Acupuncture Awareness Week

It’s Acupuncture Awareness Week

As its acupuncture awareness week, we thought it would be good to highlight how acupuncture helps a lot of pets.

 
It's Heart Month

It's Heart Month

Every February the British Heart Foundation celebrates heart month encouraging everyone to make small contributions to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

 
Its Chrismas!

Its Chrismas!

As with many posts this Christmas, it’s all about those goodies and decorations that are toxic to our pets. So we’ve written just a quick reminder of a things to help keep your four legged friends safe this festive season.

 
Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

I’m sure most of you have seen the recent press coverage lately of ‘Walk with Walnut’ BBC Walk with Walnut. We’ve talked about this in the practice and thought it was a wonderful, kind gesture from a heartbroken owner to his ageing best friend.

 
New Rabbit Vaccination Now Available

New Rabbit Vaccination Now Available

We have had some enquiries regarding the new variant of Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD) and wanted to give a brief overview for those that haven’t come across it before.

 
Microchipping and the Law

Microchipping and the Law

There are two parts to the new legislation on microchipping in the Animal Welfare Act 2006 that take place on the 6th April 2016 that we want to ensure you are aware of

  • Dog owners in England will have to have their pet microchipped from the 6th April 2016
  • Owners need to maintain up to date contact details on an authorised commercial database
 
Arthritis, my dog and me

Arthritis, my dog and me

Arthritis only happens in old pets… right? Not all the time, it can happen in the young too. If your pet is diagnosed with it, what are your options?

 
Pennard Vets Pet Slimmer of the Year 2013

Pennard Vets Pet Slimmer of the Year 2013

Last year was the first year of running the pet slimmer of the year competition, over the year nurses see many clients regularly for weight checks to help support them with their animals in loosing weight. With the help of hills we decided to give them something back and an incentive to really get to grips with helping their animals loose weight and so came up with Pet Slimmer of the Year. The winners were chosen and given the good news in January

 
Easter Warnings

Easter Warnings

To most of us this Easter will involve enjoying a chocolate egg or two! Please remember that chocolate is also delicious to dogs, less so to cats, but potentially lethal to both.