Adopt a pet – save a life

If recent months meant you put your new pet plans on hold, you may now be starting to put the wheels in motion to extend your family and welcome a new member. Many people Google reputable breeders or consider designer dogs based on celebrity social media profiles,…

Spring hazards in Stafford

Spring is an exciting time for most of us in Stafford, pets included! Lighter nights mean more opportunities for being outdoors in the spring months in Stafford. To ensure a happy and safe season for your animals, take a minute to make yourself aware of hidden spring…

Protect your dog against kennel cough

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs in Stafford? Maybe out on walks, or at the local Stafford park or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very…

Tortoise parasite prevention in Stafford

Do you own a tortoise in Stafford? If so, it is recommended to have a worm count carried out on your tortoise twice a year. A worm count can be carried out by obtaining a faecal sample, which can be tested in practice. It is common for…

Tooth Brushing Guide for Small Animals

Brushing is by far the best method of keeping your pet’s teeth clean in Stafford 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…

Do you ever wonder why your pet needs its annual boosters?

Let’s look at why annual visits are important for your pet.   You’re probably aware that when you get a puppy or kitten in Stafford, you’re going to need to visit the vet for vaccinations, flea and tick prevention and other treatments. However, to maintain your pet’s health and…

Calling all cats aged seven or above in Stafford!

Learn more about feline hypertension in Stafford What is feline hypertension? Feline hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, commonly affects cats aged seven years or older in Stafford. As your cat ages, the risk of developing hypertension increases. Hypertension can often go undetected until it is…

5 benefits to our Pets Rewards Scheme in Stafford

As pet owners in Stafford, we all want the best for our four-legged friends, but we also know that pet ownership can be expensive. By becoming a member of our Pets Rewards Scheme you can spread the cost of essential healthcare and save money. Here are five great reasons…

Walking your dog safely in autumn and winter

The nights are getting darker and there’s a chill in the air in Stafford, but you dog still need to be walking your dog safely in order to stay fit and healthy. Here are some suggestions to keep both you and your pet safe whilst exercising during…

Hungry Labrador Ellie is feeling fine after shedding a few stones

Hungry labrador Ellie – May was brought into our Eccleshall practice after swallowing a number of pebbles that had become dangerously lodged in her stomach.   Our vet Ellie Chiswell performed surgery to ensure all of the stones were removed so that Ellie-May could make a full…