Pet Care Blog

Advice for new cat owners

Advice for new cat owners

So, you’ve decided that you are ready to welcome a new cat into your household - congratulations! With some dedicated care on your part, you should have a loving feline companion for the next 12-18 years. When searching for your new friend, consider whether you would...

“A Christmas case of tummy upset”

“A Christmas case of tummy upset”

Pepper is a seven-year-old female Schnauzer, who is very tolerant when her family decides to dress her up for Christmas (with her little white beard, she makes a delightful doggy Santa).  A couple of days after Christmas two years ago, Pepper seemed quieter than...

Healthy pet weight 101

Healthy pet weight 101

If your pet becomes overweight, it’s a great idea to have them assessed further by one of our vets. Firstly, we can determine their ideal target weight, and create a personalised plan for safe, effective weight loss.

Cat anxiety: Not feline very good!

Cat anxiety: Not feline very good!

If your cat is showing any behavioural changes suggestive of anxiety, it’s best to book an appointment with our vets for further assessment, so we can confirm the problem and look for any potential associated medical issues.

Atopy management

Atopy management

If we suspect underlying allergies as the trigger for your pet’s skin or ear disease, we will perform some treatment trials to help determine the cause. This will include a thorough flea control program, a hypoallergenic dietary trial and a check of your pet’s environment for any common irritating plants.

A sad loss at Swan Street Vet

A sad loss at Swan Street Vet

It is with deep regret and sadness to advise that Dr Sophie Putland passed away late last week. Sophie’s passing was sudden, unexpected, and, as you can imagine, an immeasurable loss to our Swan Street Vet family. As a clinic, we are supporting each other and Sophie’s...

Dental Duties

Dental Duties

Each dental procedure involves a thorough assessment and treatment of any dental issues. This helps to ensure that your pet’s mouth remains comfortable and healthy, helping to maintain their overall wellbeing and quality of life!

Diets and exercise by lifestage

Diets and exercise by lifestage

Like us, our pets can unfortunately fall victim to the ‘middle-aged spread’ and put on weight. This occurs due to the natural slowing of the metabolism associated with ageing, which can predispose your pet to excessive weight gain. For this reason, depending on the...

Home or hospital?

Home or hospital?

It’s a question we field frequently: “Does my pet need to see the vet?” It can sometimes be hard to know which injuries or illnesses can be managed at home, and which require a veterinary consultation or more urgent veterinary care. Which symptoms suggest urgent care...

Special breeds have special needs!

Special breeds have special needs!

There’s a lot to love about welcoming a particular breed of dog or cat into your family. Whilst there is always variation between individual animals, many owners like the predictability of knowing the likely temperament, grooming requirements, activity levels,...

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