Pet Care Blog

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,...

The Routines: Keeping your pet healthy

The Routines: Keeping your pet healthy

Keeping our pets happy and healthy is a top priority, so having a good handle on routine dog or cat preventative health care is a great start! Vaccination It is recommended that all dogs and cats who go for walks outdoors or otherwise contact other animals (e.g. in...

Tips for Medicating Your Pet

Tips for Medicating Your Pet

Many common veterinary treatments, such as worming products and antibiotics, require owners to regularly administer oral medications to their pet. Whilst some pets will obligingly allow tablets to be popped down their throat, or at least eat them in food, other pets...

Warm weather hazards

Warm weather hazards

We all love spending time outdoors on these long summer days, and our pets are no exception! The increased activity is great for their mental and physical health. To prevent some common warm-weather hazards from raining on your pet’s parade, follow these summer safety...

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