Nutritional advice for dogs and cats

When we think about weight management in pets it can be easy to focus on their exercise routine and how active they might, or might not, be. However, getting them out for their daily walk is only part of it, and in fact what they eat from…

Pet passports no longer valid from 1 January 2021

You can no longer use a pet passport issued in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) for travel to an EU country or Northern Ireland. You can still use a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland. Instead, pets travelling from Great Britain to an EU country or…

Starting your puppy off right!

If you’ve recently got a new puppy, you may be wondering how to give them the best start to life. According to Dogs Trust, the first four months of a puppy’s life are crucial. It is when they learn what to make of all the things they…

Shires COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Latest Update – 12th January

Following the recent ‘stay at home’ and lockdown orders issued on 4th January, we are continuing to offer as full a range of services for our patients as possible, while adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. As a practice, we have been working in the ‘new normal’ for…

Tooth Brushing Guide for Small Animals

Brushing is by far the best method of keeping your pet’s teeth clean and is more successful if taken in stages. Ideally, it would help if you brushed your dog’s teeth at least once daily or three times per week at a minimum to help remove plaque…

January is National Walk Your Dog Month

If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that every month is walk your dog month; our canine friends need regular exercise all year round! But during January – with the enjoyment of Christmas a distant memory, the cold weather continuing, and those dreaded January blues to deal…

Physiotherapy for senior pets

There are a variety of complementary treatments available to help our senior pets, one of these being physiotherapy. Below we take a closer look at physiotherapy as a therapy and the benefits it can have for your pet. What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a hugely beneficial discipline…

Important information

Please note we will be implementing a price change from 11th December 2020 A price list is available in the practice. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the team. Thank you for your continued support. 

Antibiotic awareness week

Supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among clinicians, policy makers and also the public to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. Antibiotics have had an incredibly…

Focus on Osteoarthritis in Dogs

With the onset of colder weather, certain conditions that affect our pets can start to worsen. One of these conditions is Osteoarthritis (or OA for short) and below we take a closer look at the disorder and what can be done if your dog is diagnosed with…