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Preparing your pet for fireworks

2018-10-10T12:28:25+00:00

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?

2018-10-04T10:29:40+00:00

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…

2018-09-06T09:28:08+00:00

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.

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