Heat awareness for animals in hutches

We all enjoy getting out in the sunshine; however, it is not always true for our pets! Any animal can overheat in hot weather, and we can often forget how tough it can be on our pets that live in hutches, such as rabbits and guinea pigs.…

Shires Vets COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Latest Update – 16th July

Shires Vets in Stone, Stafford, Eccleshall, Gnosall and Eaton Park are open and here to offer a full range of services for our patients whilst adhering to current COVID-19 safety guidelines. We are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and therefore lead times for appointments may…

August bank holiday opening hours

The August bank holiday weekend is not too far away… whether you will be heading to the coast, off on a walking adventure or taking it easy at home this bank holiday, we just wanted to let you that opening hours, should you need us: We will…

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PRODUCT RECALL

Fold Hill Foods has taken precautionary action to recall several dry cat food diets due to safety concerns. This is a result of a concerning spike detected by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the number of pancytopenia cases in cats throughout the UK. What should I…

We’re all ears when it comes to your rabbit

Every year we celebrate Rabbit Awareness Week, a week dedicated to our rabbits. This year is the 15th year of the celebration, where we will be hopping through the years, as we provide you with the best information about how to care for your rabbit and how…

Vets in Stone, Shires Vets, discuss kennel cough myths and facts

The very name ‘kennel cough’ suggest that dogs are only at risk of contracting this airborne disease if you put them into boarding kennels, while you go on holiday for example. It’s for this reason that many pet owners don’t get their dog vaccinated, because they don’t…

Shires Vets in Staffordshire discuss exercising puppies and kittens

Puppies and kittens often have endless amounts of energy and enthusiasm, this is a great way to view the world, and we should encourage this optimism to help create confident cats and dogs. Harnessing this energy into appropriate exercise regimes will also result in happier, healthier pets.…

Stafford vets advice on guinea pig space requirements

Did you know that there are guidelines for minimum space requirements for housing guinea pigs? 🐹 We have pulled together some guidelines for you to ensure that your guinea pigs have the space they need to keep fit and healthy. When you’ve chosen your guinea pigs, it…