Latest news & views from around our surgeries.

The dangers of Xylitol

Xylitol is a common sugar substitute that can be very toxic to dogs in even small amounts and it can be fatal. It is often found in sugar-free chewing gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, vitamin supplements and in a small handful of peanut butter brands. 

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Chocolate & Dogs

Easter is a time when our homes are full of chocolate and certain types are very toxic to dogs. The darker the chocolate the more dangerous it is.  

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Eric the Dog

This is Eric, a 7 month old puppy who was very poorly when he came to us.  He was lethargic, vomiting and had a painful stomach. We admitted him to our hospital and took some x-rays to see what was going on.

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Lucy the Owl

This is Lucy, she’s a rescue Asian Eagle Owl who came to us for microchipping.

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Seasonal Canine Illness

Seasonal canine illness (SCI) is a recently described condition which currently has no known cause. It affects dogs shortly after walking in woodland and can be fatal, though often isn’t if treated early.

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The Pet Vet and Nature – Maisie Wright

Maisie fell down the stairs and banged her side whilst on Diazepam. She developed a small graze in the affected area but this soon started to gradually extend on the left hand side of her body which was due to a possible haematoma.

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Sign up to the Pet Health Plan today from only £11 per month!

It covers the essential treatments your pet needs throughout life, such as vaccinations, the best flea and worm treatments, and regular health checks and advice.

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