Pet Care Blog

Managing arthritic pets

If your pet has been diagnosed with arthritis don't despair! There are multiple ways we can treat the disease and help your pet live a longer and more comfortable life. They key to managing the disease is a multi-targeted approach. If we use a combination of...

Understanding blood and urine tests

Blood and urine tests are an essential part of good veterinary medicine and can be critical when diagnosing and managing diseases. Blood testsBlood tests can give us a wealth of information about the health of your pet. They provide an insight into the health of many...

Caring for senior pets

Did you know that dogs and cats are considered senior when they reach 8 years of age? Most importantly, senior pets require some extra special attention to help keep them happy and healthy. Here are some of the best ways you can care for your senior pet: 1. Regular...

Easter-time pet health hazards

A visit from the Easter Bunny is just around the corner, and with it an increase in potential health risks for pets. Here’s some of the holiday hazards you should be aware of this Easter. Chocolate Most dogs love chocolate and with their strong sense of smell they are...

Winter Fashion Jackets

Winter is here! Cold, wet and windy... As we all know it can be a real struggle to get on with day to day life. It’s a much easier option to stay indoors in front of the heater on a cold winters day. If you do manage to get out its normally with multiple layers on....

Car Travel with your pet

This blog will focus on car travel but is relevant for other forms of travel too.... These days when the family organizes a holiday, their Fur-Kid is often included as well (amazing!) There are lots of pet friendly places to choose from so why not bring your pet along...

Anaesthesia-Free Dentistry

How do you feel when you go to the dentist? Is it scary? Is it uncomfortable, even painful sometimes? and we know what is happening too! Just imagine dogs and cats having to go through it without this understanding. As you can imagine it is extremely difficult to...

Dangers of sticks

Throwing sticks at the park is considered a normal past time, however the stick can become like a spear and penetrate into the dog causing serious injuries. We have seen many cases where surgery is needed to remove the foreign object. Maisey ran after a stick that was...

Squishy faced dogs – Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

We see a lot of dog breeds with squishy noses or short muzzles such as French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, Boxers and Bulldogs here in Richmond. These breeds of dogs often suffer from a condition called Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome. What is Brachycephalic Airway...

Benefits of Pet Insurance

The story of “Twig” the wonder kid and how pet insurance meant she could get the best care and treatment! Twig was a six week old kitten when she was adopted by Dr Jo through a vet friend. Dr Jo immediately feel in love with Twig (named after a David Bowie song line)....

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