Tiny came to visit us recently, after finding her forever home with her new owner. She was brought her in to start her vaccinations, but her new owner was concerned that she might be showing signs of a pregnancy. Thankfully it turned out that she had just been carrying a little excess weight! Tiny is now happily settled in her new home and has already managed to lose a little weight. Continue reading… “Pet of the Month – Tiny”
The Sphynx is a breed of cat, most known for its lack of coat and extroverted personality. To find out more about the breed, and if it is a good fit for your family, read on below.
Sphynx cats are known for their lack of fur, but actually have a very fine covering of hair, which accounts for the unique, chamois-like texture of their skin. They are a medium sized breed that is fairly robust and muscular. The breed is also characterised by it’s large ears, loose, wrinkled skin and pot bellied appearance. Their skin colour can reflect most standard colour schemes of domestic cats, such as solid, tabby, tortie etc. Continue reading… “Breed Profile – Sphynx”
Meet our Morley surgery pet of the month for March 2017, the gorgeous and brave Cody!
Cody first came to see us as she had developed a cough. Medication was given to see if this would settle, but unfortunately she did not improve. Some diagnostic tests were then advised, including x rays and an ultrasound. During these examinations, it was discovered that not only was Cody suffering from hypothyroidism, but she also had a very abnormal spleen. Continue reading… “Pet of the Month – Cody”
Have you ever wondered about the terminology used in a pet insurance policy? Stephen’s latest video goes through the basics, to give you a better understanding of which policy is best for you and your pet.
Pet Insurance Terms Explained – Video Information
Pet insurance can be vitally important for keeping your pet fit and healthy. Veterinary fees can become very costly, particularly when dealing with long term health conditions or severe injuries. We recommend that all pet owners take out some form of pet insurance, but how can you know which policy is best for you? Continue reading… “Video – Pet Insurance Terms Explained”
Meet Carrots. This handsome, brave lad has been through a lot but has come through fighting! He is our Pet of The Month for February.
Carrots was found by a member of the public, stuck in a garden fence. Bradford Cat Watch Rescue was contacted and without hesitation took him home to take care of him. He was estimated to be around only 3 weeks old.
Unfortunately Carrots has a congenital eye defect, which meant that one eye had never developed and the other was severely ulcerated. This was treated with medication to see if it would resolve, but was unsuccessful. After further consultations with our vet Stephen, it was decided the ulcerated eye needed to be removed, this would then leave him completely blind.
The Labrador Retriever is a very popular large breed of dog, that originates from Canada. To find out more about the breed and if it is a good fit for your family, read on below.
The Labrador is a large retriever gun dog, with females between 25-32kg and males 29-36kg. They have a broad head, with pronounced, characterful eyebrows. Their expressive eyes are brown or hazel in colouring and their ears hang close to the head. Labradors should have a muscular build. Their coats are short, dense and waterproof. Shedding amounts are variable, but can be quite heavy. Coats come in three colours, yellow (from almost white, to fox red), chocolate and Black. Continue reading… “Labrador Retriever – Breed Profile”
The Poodle is a dog of European descent, which is commonly seen in three different sizes. To find out more about the breed and if it is a good fit for your family, read on below.
There are three recognised sizes of Poodle in the UK. These are Standard (20-32kg), Miniature (7-8kg) and Toy (3-4kg). They are a well proportioned and elegant looking breed. Defining features are their dark oval eyes, and ears that hang close to the head. The coat is single layered and low shedding, making them suitable for some allergy sufferers. Grooming is critical, and the coat should receive regular clipping. Coat colours are wide ranging, and can either be solid or mixed. Continue reading… “Poodle – Breed Profile”
Have you ever struggled with giving your cat a tablet? Stephen’s latest video shows you a couple of great techniques to make it a much easier task.
How To Give Your Cat A Tablet – Video Information
Giving tablets to your cat can be a tricky thing to do. Thankfully, Stephen is here to give you a few tips and tricks on how to master the technique. This can be a crucial skill to learn for the long term health of your cat, as there are many health conditions that require regular tableting to keep your cat healthy. Continue reading… “Video – How To Give Your Cat A Tablet”
Stephen’s latest video shows you how simple it can be to clip your dog or cat’s claws.
Clipping Your Dog or Cat’s Claws – Video Information
Starting off with a quick anatomy lesson, Stephen shows what to look for when clipping your pet’s claws. The main thing to keep an eye on is the quick, which is the flesh inside the claw. This is much simpler with light coloured claws. If your dog has darker claws, you may be best taking a small piece of claw off at a time. With one of his own cats, Stephen then goes onto show how to safely trim the claws. Continue reading… “Video – How To Clip Your Dog or Cat’s Claws”
Stephen shows how to apply flea treatment to your dog or cat. Regular preventative parasite control is advised in order to keep your pet fit and healthy throughout the year.
Flea Treatment Information
Applying spot on treatments is a simple process, but it is important to get it right for the treatment to work. The best place to apply the treatment is to the back of the neck, between the shoulder blades. The hair of your pet should be parted, and the medication should then be applied directly to the skin. You should also avoid washing your pet for two days after application to ensure that the product is able to work properly. Continue reading… “Video – How to Apply Flea Treatment To Your Dog or Cat”