Following the recent ‘stay at home’ and lockdown orders issued on 4th January 2021, we are continuing to offer a full a range of services for our patients, whilst adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. As a practice, we have adopted a contactless approach to appointments. We will continue to … [Read more...] about Brentknoll Vets COVID-19 (coronavirus) February 2021
Skin disease is quite common amongst pets, as up to 25% of small animal consultations relate to skin issues. Part of the reason why skin conditions are so common is that skin only reacts in certain ways despite many different causes. Don't forget, ears are lined with skin as well. Skin conditions … [Read more...] about Pet skin conditions
Your feline friend can always be at risk of contracting parasites with them being ever-present in our environment. However, regularly providing them with tick, flea and worm treatment is the best way to protect them, your home and yourselves from infestation. Ticks Ticks are 8 legged … [Read more...] about Tick, flea, and worm prevention for cats
With Easter just around the corner, our opening hours will vary from our usual times. Please see below our opening times over the Bank Holiday weekend. Good Friday: 8:00am to 19:00pm Saturday: 8:30am to 18:00pm Sunday: 9:00am to 18:15pm Easter Monday: 9:o0am to 18:15pm … [Read more...] about Easter opening hours
Your beloved dog is at risk of contracting parasites as they are ever-present in our environment, but you can keep your pet safe by regularly providing them with tick, flea and worm treatment. Ticks Ticks are related to spiders and have eight legs. There are several different ticks species, … [Read more...] about Tick, flea, and worm prevention for dogs
Scratching posts are essential items for cats. They provide a dedicated place for your cat to scratch and ensure that your walls and soft furnishings avoid unnecessary damage. There are many different types of scratching posts available suitable for all budgets. Some may come with hiding places, … [Read more...] about How to choose a scratching post for your cat
Do you have a tortoise? If so, it is recommended to have a worm count carried out on your tortoise twice a year. A worm count can be carried out by obtaining a faecal sample, which can be tested in practice. It is common for tortoises to have a low-level worm burden; however, when this increases, … [Read more...] about Tortoise parasite prevention
When purchasing your rabbit, it is important to consider the amount of space they require carefully. The RSPCA advises that rabbits need the below as a minimum space requirement for two averaged sized rabbits. Of course, if you can provide more space, that is even better for your rabbit’s … [Read more...] about Rabbit space requirements
Showing your pet that you love and care for them doesn’t have to be complicated. We have pulled together some simple ideas of ways to show your pet that you love them. Keep active together Exercise not only benefits your physical and mental wellbeing but your pets too. Spend … [Read more...] about How do you show your pet affection?
Grooming is an important part of pet welfare and wellbeing and should be carried out regularly. Spending time grooming your dog or cat can benefit your own mental health and improve your relationship with them. It is a good idea to start getting your pets used to grooming from an early age. It’s … [Read more...] about Advice on grooming your cat or dog at home
Unlike domestic dogs and cats, a rabbit's teeth never stop growing and can grow nearly 2mm a week. Wild rabbits adapt for this growth by chewing daily on coarse grass and other vegetation that helps to wear down the crowns of their teeth. Pet rabbits are not typically offered access to the same type … [Read more...] about Rabbit Dental Care
You can no longer use a pet passport issued in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) for travel to an EU country or Northern Ireland. You can still use a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland. Instead, pets travelling from Great Britain to an EU country or Northern … [Read more...] about Pet passports no longer valid from 1 January 2021
When we think about weight management in pets it can be easy to focus on their exercise routine and how active they might, or might not, be. However, getting them out for their daily walk is only part of it, and in fact what they eat from one day to the next plays an equally important role. We … [Read more...] about Nutritional advice for dogs and cats
If you've recently got a new puppy, you may be wondering how to give them the best start to life. According to Dogs Trust, the first four months of a puppy's life are crucial. It is when they learn what to make of all the things they experience in the world. Problems can arise when puppies do not … [Read more...] about Starting your puppy off right!
Brushing is by far the best method of keeping your pet's teeth clean and is more successful if taken in stages. Ideally, it would help if you brushed your dog's teeth at least once daily or three times at a minimum to help remove plaque and prevent tartar build-up. STAGE 1: Build confidence … [Read more...] about Tooth Brushing Guide for Small Animals