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The Five Welfare Needs: a simple framework for your pet’s health and well-being.

2018-06-22T09:16:46+00:00

We are a nation of animal lovers and in the UK the vast majority of pet owners do an amazing job of making sure that their pets are safe, in good health and happy. It is also comforting to know that the requirement to ensure the welfare of all animals has its own law. There [...]

The Five Welfare Needs: a simple framework for your pet’s health and well-being.2018-06-22T09:16:46+00:00

Wishing John a Happy Retirement

2018-06-21T13:58:27+00:00

We are both happy and sad to announce the retirement of respected local vet John Arnott. John has been an integral part of the practice for the last 43 years. Graduating from Glasgow University in 1975, John began his career at Crooks and Partners which later under his leadership became Lime Trees Vets. He soon [...]

Wishing John a Happy Retirement2018-06-21T13:58:27+00:00

Should I Feed My Rabbits Muesli?

2018-06-07T15:23:20+00:00

Summer is well on its way, and no doubt you have seen the Spring-born rabbits running around the fields and chomping on grass. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about your own rabbit’s diet as you watch the wild ones play?  Though a rabbit’s love of carrots is well known (thanks Bugs Bunny!), it seems that many [...]

Should I Feed My Rabbits Muesli?2018-06-07T15:23:20+00:00

What do you know about veterinary nursing?

2018-05-18T11:30:16+00:00

The notion that a veterinary nurse is ‘just a vet’s assistant’ is an old one.  Read on to learn more about the role of a veterinary nurse (VN), we think you might be surprised! Veterinary nursing, as a profession, has perhaps seen some of the largest changes in recent decades when compared to many other [...]

What do you know about veterinary nursing?2018-05-18T11:30:16+00:00

What is atopy?

2018-04-10T15:43:38+00:00

Its full name is Atopic Dermatitis. For the purposes of this discussion we will focus on this disease in dogs, known as Canine Atopic Dermatitis. Atopy is a lifelong condition, and there is no cure. It can be distressing to pets and owners, frustrating to treat, and expensive. But good management and understanding can reduce [...]

What is atopy?2018-04-10T15:43:38+00:00

Weight loss – does your pet need to lose a few pounds?

2018-03-13T10:14:33+00:00

It’s the time of year where a lot of us are probably eyeing the bathroom scales and deciding on diets for the year ahead… But it might not just be the human members of the family who need to lose a few pounds! Did you know that 49% of dogs and 44% of cats in [...]

Weight loss – does your pet need to lose a few pounds?2018-03-13T10:14:33+00:00

How do I keep my pet’s smile?

2017-12-07T17:44:21+00:00

Dental disease is one of the most common health problem in pets, reportedly affecting over 80% of adult dogs and, according to some studies, 70% of adult cats. Yet it is also one of the most underdiagnosed, with many owners not knowing why it’s a problem, or what to do about it! In this blog, [...]

How do I keep my pet’s smile?2017-12-07T17:44:21+00:00

Sweet Poison: Antifreeze Alert for Cat Owners

2017-10-25T11:06:22+00:00

As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, we’re all being bombarded with (very good!) advice from the motoring organisations, reminding us to top up the antifreeze in our cars. This is important, and we’re not advising against it - but you must be really, really careful with the stuff, because antifreeze is [...]

Sweet Poison: Antifreeze Alert for Cat Owners2017-10-25T11:06:22+00:00

Do different breeds of dog have different personalities?

2017-09-19T09:10:18+00:00

All dogs are unique. Every dog is a sentient individual who may be very atypical for the breed, or may be a textbook example. So yes, dogs DO have different personalities which you can’t predict until you spend time becoming their friend. That said, the breed DOES influence that personality. Dogs are such a diverse [...]

Do different breeds of dog have different personalities?2017-09-19T09:10:18+00:00