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Impaled on a Branch: Mya Lives to Tell Her Tale

Posted 24 Mar 2017

Medivet West Byfleet’s Head Vet, Laura, has seen many cases of impalement throughout her career as a vet, but nothing quite like this one… A glorious stroll in Woking turned into an absolute nightmare for Mya – a six-year-old female lurcher – after she chased a rabbit through the woods and shrieked. Mya was lying on the ground and, when her owner, Lee, ran over to her, it took her a second to n... Read more

The Essential Guide to Hyperthyroidism

Posted 16 Mar 2017

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer. Whilst this is fantastic as pets are living happier, healthier lives, it does mean that they’re more inclined to develop certain conditions. This includes hyperthyroidism, which is a disease very common in older cats. It can sometimes seem like your cat is just ‘getting on a bit’ but, like arthritis, it’s actually a condition t... Read more

Find Your Perfect Dog Buddy

Posted 28 Feb 2017

It's Professional Pet Sitters Week from 4th March, and we've teamed up with DogBuddy, a leading pet-sitting service that pairs owners who are going away with carefully selected pet sitters, to give you advice on how to keep your pets as happy and stress-free as possible whilst you are away. In a recent report by the PDSA, 2.3 million dogs are left alone for five hours or more during the day. D... Read more

Why Training Your Puppy Really Matters

Posted 22 Feb 2017

Becoming a dog owner for the first time is exciting. But where do you begin to train your new pup and get them used to the big wide world? So many problems occur because puppy socialisation has gone wrong. Did you know that a frightening statistic revealed that more dogs are put to sleep because of behavioural problems under the age of two than dying from diseases? But don’t be put off. This ... Read more

Why a Spay Could Save Your Pet's Day

Posted 15 Feb 2017

The 28th of February marks the 23rd annual World Spay Day, an annual campaign that aims to encourage pet owners to save animals lives by neutering companion animals and feral cats. Launched in 1995 by the Doris Day Animal League, World Spay Day has been recognised by nearly 70 countries, shining a light on the power of affordable, accessible spay and neuter to save the lives of animals that ma... Read more