What can help a pet with arthritis?


Fortunately, there are many ways we can help a pets with arthritis. Weight control is vital in arthritis management; most older pets have arthritis in their limb joints or spine, so carrying excess weight will increase their pain. Body weight is not always reliable as older animals lose muscle naturally but can still carry fat. [...]

What can help a pet with arthritis?2018-12-21T10:38:33+00:00

Preparing your pet for fireworks


Every year fireworks are set off, giving many animals anxiety and often – sadly – causing them to run away. Most animals have a very good sense of hearing meaning these fireworks seem louder to them than they do to us. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to help your pet cope. [...]

Preparing your pet for fireworks2018-10-10T12:28:25+00:00

Home Alone?


With many of us working longer and longer hours, our pets are, sadly, having to be left on their own, often for prolonged periods during a day. Most cats are fine with this, being generally self-contained and self-sufficient animals, but dogs find it more of a trial. While most dogs will adapt (even if they [...]

Home Alone?2018-10-04T10:29:40+00:00

Prevention’s better than Cure…


It’s an old adage, but it’s one that we really believe in! Preventative healthcare is the key to maintaining good health in our pets as much as ourselves. In this blog, we’re going to look at preventative healthcare for dogs and cats, and explore how you can do the best for your four-legged friend on [...]

Prevention’s better than Cure…2018-09-06T09:28:08+00:00

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


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.2018-10-15T12:24:13+00:00

Wishing John a Happy Retirement


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?


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?


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?


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