Posted in November 2015

A Guide to Ovariectomy

Posted 27 Nov 2015

If you’re thinking about getting your female dog neutered, then it’s important to know that there are different options for the surgery. As progressive leaders in the small animal veterinary industry, we want to give you all the available variations for neutering. So, what are your choices and what’s best for your pet? What is an Ovariectomy? In an ovariectomy, only the ovaries of a pet a... Read more

Canine Prostate Awareness Month

Posted 24 Nov 2015

The month of November is Canine Prostate Awareness Month. Just like humans, male dogs are susceptible to prostate disease, and they should be checked regularly for any signs of the illness. Did you know that over 80% of unneutered male dogs over 5 years of age suffer from some form of prostate disease? The most common form of prostate disease is BPH, or Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, which occ... Read more

Why is Dental Care Important?

Posted 20 Nov 2015

Oral disease is a serious problem in our pets, and can be caused by the food our domestic pets are fed. None of those teeth cleaning bones, tendons, fur and feathers they would eat in the wild can be found in a soft food pouch. Due to lack of proper dental care, dogs and cats can show signs of oral disease by the age of 3! The result is bad breath, dribbling from the mouth, head shaking and p... Read more

Being Wise with Winter Walks

Posted 17 Nov 2015

With winter well and truly on the way, the pitch black of night can be upon us in a flash as the evenings draw in and the sun dips below the horizon ever earlier. During winter, the cold temperatures and lack of light mean it’s important to make sure you and your dog stay safe on your nightly walks. What are the most important factors to take into consideration? Visibility – Making sure bo... Read more

An Introduction to Medivet St Helens

Posted 13 Nov 2015

We regularly go around the country to speak with staff at our practices and find out more about them, news from their area and useful animal health advice. This week we spoke with Tom Evans who is the partner and veterinary surgeon at Medivet in St Helens. Tom’s team at Medivet St Helens is made up of two vets, two nurses and two student nurses, all with one thing in common – a focus on lear... Read more