Lily poisoning: Protecting your pets from a hidden danger

Lilies are a favourite flower of many, often adorning our homes and gardens. However, many pet owners are unaware of the significant danger these flowers pose to their beloved furry friends. While lilies may seem harmless, certain species can be highly toxic to cats and, to a…

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Springtime Allergies in Pets: Symptoms and Treatments

Springtime allergies are not simply a problem for people; they can also affect pets. Pets can experience seasonal allergies in the springtime, just like people can. To keep their furry friends healthy and comfortable, it’s good for pet owners to know about the signs of springtime allergies…

Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month at Shires Vets

For the month of May we are celebrating our wonderful veterinary nurses and what empowers them to be great at what they do.   We will be exploring what empowers and inspires our veterinary nurses to deliver excellent care for your pets. We aim to showcase the myriad…

Bank holiday opening hours – May 2023

May is a month to celebrate, with three bank holidays to look forward to, including the May Bank Holiday, the coronation of King Charles III and the Spring Bank Holiday. Rest assured, we will still be here for you and your pet; however, the way you access…

Common allergies in pets (what to look out for)

Pets, just like humans, can suffer from allergies. Allergic reactions in pets are often caused by environmental factors, such as pollen or dust as well as certain foods or insect bites. As a pet owner, it’s important to be aware of the common allergies in pets and…

Cat microchipping legislation now confirmed

Is your cat microchipped? If you are a cat owner in England, you will be legally required to ensure your cat is microchipped by Saturday 10 June 2024, if it is older than 20 weeks old, following the Government’s announcements on Monday 13 March 2023. Failure to…

Festive opening hours 2022

As we head into the festive season, we want to reassure you that we will still be here for you and your pet, however, with some slightly different opening hours than normal. Please see below our opening times over Christmas and New Year. Friday 23 December: All…