Pets on Holiday? The Best Options for You and Your Pet

The summer holidays are upon us, and you may be busy planning or looking forward to some time away from home, but in all the excitement of booking and arranging your holiday, have you considered what your pet will be doing while you’re away?

We’ve provided an insight into several options for either taking your pet with you on your holiday, or providing them with their own vacation:


Pets on tour

If you’re holidaying in the UK, this can often be a great opportunity for your pet to come along with you and enjoy all the fun to be found across the country.

Whether it’s a beach holiday in Cornwall, a walking holiday in the Lake District, or a sight-seeing city break, your dog will love taking in the new places, sounds and smells on these exciting new walkies.

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Singapura – Breed Profile

The Singapura is a small breed of cat, known for its large ears and eyes. To find out more about the breed, and if it is a good fit for your family, read on below.

Singapura Breed Profile example - Tigger and Flick

Singapura Cat


The Singapura is a small breed of cat, with adult females expected to weigh 2.3 to 2.7 kg and males 2.7 to 3.6 kg. Despite its small size, the breed is well muscled and robust. The standout features of the Singapura are the large ears and eyes. The coat is fine and silky, typically with a ticked tabby pattern and sepia-toned colour.
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Puppy Party

Here at Yorkshire Vets, we are delighted to offer a free puppy party as part of our puppy vaccination package. But what is a puppy party, and how can you and your puppy benefit from coming along?

Three puppies get to know each other at a Puppy Party.
Three puppies get to know each other at a Morley surgery Puppy Party.


The most important part of a puppy party is the socialisation. When attending one of our parties, your puppy will have the chance to play and interact with a number of other dogs of a similar age. This is great for allowing your dog to practice interacting with unfamiliar dogs and people in a safe environment. Dogs that learn these skills at a young age are far less likely to become scared or aggressive in unfamiliar situations as adults. Although this is a great start for your pup, we always advise that you continue socialising your puppy at home and out on walks.
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Looking For a Cheap Vet?

When choosing a vet, there are a number factors that influence a pet owner’s decision. Location, facilities and more are all considered. But the most common one that we receive questions about is cost. While we all want the best for our pets, the price of veterinary treatment can be a limiting factor for some people. With this in mind, it’s hardly surprising that the term ‘cheap vet’ is such a frequently used search term on Google. But why is vet care so expensive? How can you really know if a vet is offering a good value service? And is there really such a thing as a cheap vet?

Stephen may not be a cheap vet, but he is a very good vet!
Is Stephen a cheap vet?

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What Does It Take to Become a Vet?

How do you become a vet like Helen, in this photo?

How to Become A Vet

As a respected local vet practice, we receive lots of requests for work experience. As a result, we usually fully book out our available work experience placements up to a year in advance. Due to the high volume of applicants we receive, we also have to be very selective about who we take on. Many of these applicants contact us as they are interested in becoming a vet in the future. But what does it take to become a vet? This article should give you an idea of what you need to pursue a career as a qualified veterinary surgeon. Continue reading… “What Does It Take to Become a Vet?”

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Your Puppy’s First Year

Getting a puppy can be a very exciting time. There is so much to think about: which breed is most suitable for your family, what you are going to name your puppy, which vets you would like to register your puppy with, and plenty more besides! But once all of these decisions have been made and it’s time to bring your pup home, how can you best prepare it for a happy and healthy life? Luckily, we’re here to help, with a guide to help you and your puppy through its first year of life.
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What’s In a Name? Tips for Naming Your Pet

Frodo, our pet naming example, named for a Lord of the Rings character.
Frodo, who was named after a character in Lord of the Rings.

Adopting a new pet can be a very exciting time. You do all the research into your chosen pet and start to visit rehoming centres or contacting breeders. Preparation begins as you buy all the starter supplies they’re going to need. You register with a vet. Then, once everything is ready for your new arrival, it’s time to think of a name. Naming a pet can be one of the most fun parts of bringing home a new pet. But it’s important that you think it through before making your final choice. Here are just a few things that you might want to consider when choosing a name.
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