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…

Cardiomyopathy in cats

There are a number of different heart diseases that can affect our cats in Stafford; however, cardiomyopathy in cats is the most common. But what is it and how do you know if your cat has it? We explore further below: What is cardiomyopathy? The term cardiomyopathy…

Mitral valve disease (MVD) in dogs

There are many different heart conditions that can affect our dogs; however, mitral valve disease (MVD) in cats is by far the most common. But what is MVD, and how do you know if your dog has it? We explore further below: What is mitral valve disease…

Preparing your pet for firework season

Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations in Stafford including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Diwali. Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright flashes. Preparing your pet early can…

How to prepare your dog ahead of fireworks

We understand that noisy celebrations such in Stafford such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year can cause nervousness in pets. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet. Signs…

Autumn dangers in Stafford

To ensure you know the dangers associated with autumn,  we have compiled together our guidance as we transition from spring to autumn. We want you all to stay safe in Stafford this season. Clocks changing The changes with the clocks going back next month sees an increase…

Top tips to calm your anxious and stressed pet

Like humans, pets often suffer from everyday stress that can lead to issues which can cause them to become anxious or stressed. Unfortunately, while humans have some means at their disposal to deal with such issues, pets aren’t so lucky. So here are some effective ways to…

How to prepare your cat ahead of fireworks

We understand that noisy celebrations in Stafford such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year can cause nervousness in pets. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet. Signs of…

Have a worry-free experience when taking your cat to the vet

We know regular veterinary visits benefit our cats – but taking them for an appointment can pose a challenge if not done correctly. Cats by nature are independent, territorial and need to feel in control. So – all these things can make trips to the vets in…