Latest news & views from around our surgeries.

Happy New Year!

Keeping our pets comfortable and safe in winter is so important. Whilst most pets have a lovely furry coat, don’t be fooled into thinking they’re all snug. In this winter special blog post, Senior Veterinary Nurse, Emily Heysmond, talks us through some of the most common issues facing our pets’ welfare during winter and explains how to overcome them.

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Christmas period opening hours

We will be open as close to normal over the festive period to care for your pets with the following opening hours.

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Keeping our pets tip-top this winter

Keeping our pets comfortable and safe in winter is so important. Whilst most pets have a lovely furry coat, don’t be fooled into thinking they’re all snug. In this winter special blog post, Senior Veterinary Nurse, Emily Heysmond, talks us through some of the most common issues facing our pets’ welfare during winter and explains how to overcome them.

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Seasonal hazards in the home

We may still be weeks away from the big day itself, but where pets are concerned, it’s never too early to talk about Christmas. As we prepare our homes with festive sparkle and fill the air with the smells of seasonal treats, here at The Pet Vet, we have some handy reminders of some of the dangers that can plague our beloved pets.

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Buying pets for Christmas presents…the dos and don’ts

Buying a pet as a gift at any time of the year requires much consideration, but as we head towards Christmas, we asked our Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Sam Reitterer-Barbour to highlight why this decision requires careful thought.

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Join us for the Lincoln Open Day

This Friday is the official opening of our new independent local veterinary surgery in Lincoln. We invite you to pop down to the Carlton Centre from 10am – 3pm and see our brand new state of the art facilities.

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Keeping pets safe around Bonfire Night

Every year, as we approach the excitement of Bonfire Night, we run through all the safety considerations for us humans. But for those of us with pets, let’s consider the impact on them and their levels of anxiety at this time of year.

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A guide to keeping your pet safe this winter

As we head towards the winter months, we asked our Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Ximo Huertas, to talk us through some of the hazards of the coming season and how best to protect our pets.

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Common problems found in cats

This month, we are focussing on what it means to own and care for a cat. There are all sorts of things to consider for these curious, often independent furry friends. So far, we have explored how to find the right cat (or kitten) for you and how to safely introduce it to your home.

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Behavioural problems in cats

There are many reasons why your cat’s behaviour may change; it may be that they are simply exhibiting normal cat behaviour! Some behaviours you may wish to discourage, but others may be a sign of an underlying condition that requires more attention.

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My Cat: Indoor or Outdoor?

This week, Veterinary Nurse, Alison Pearcy, talks about the needs and the life of both indoor and outdoor cats. Alison has seven cats of her own: two Maine Coons Trevor and Cedric, and five rescued moggies: Beryl, Pushka, Matilda, Claude and Zach! There’s not a lot Alison hasn’t seen or experienced on the feline scene!

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Cats and communication

If only our pets could talk life would be a little easier!  But as it is unlikely they will ever master the art of human language, we need to look at other ways to understand what our cats are trying to tell us. 

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