When the summer months begin, the days are longer and the temperature is hotter we all need to make sure that our little ones are as safe as possible from the danger of heatstroke. Heatstroke is a form of nonpyrogenic hyperthermia which is a high temperature that hasn’t been caused by a fever. As … [Read more...] about Keeping your pets safe this summer!
Just like us our pets can have skin allergies and when they are exposed to certain everyday substances they may begin to show symptoms. When an allergy occurs a cycle of itching and scratching is triggered when their immune system identifies the allergens as dangerous. What causes … [Read more...] about Skin Allergies in our pets
Rabbit Awareness Month. We are joining in with national Rabbit Awareness Week, however we feel our little furry friends don’t always get the attention they deserve so we a carrying our Rabbit Awareness on throughout the whole of June. In this blog we will share some information on rabbit’s … [Read more...] about Rabbit Awareness Month!
Keeping the Easter bunny away from your pets. It’s that time of year again when the Easter eggs are out in the shops and Easter egg hunts are all ready to go. However we want to make sure that your pets can have as much enjoyment as everyone by helping you keep them away from toxins and poisons … [Read more...] about Keeping the Easter Bunny at Bay This Easter
Visiting the vets comes with the territory when owning a pet, however we know that some pets really hate coming in and they feel nervous or frightened. We know it can take work to help your little ones feel at ease when they come in, with that in mind we have jotted down some tips and tricks they … [Read more...] about Happy Pets at the Vets!
Why is dental health for pets important? Just like you, your pet needs to maintain healthy teeth and gums. But unlike you, they cannot do this by themselves! With dental diseases extremely common in pets, by the age of 5 a lot of them will need dental treatment. Primarily caused by a … [Read more...] about Going that extra smile
Looking after your pet’s pearly whites is extremely important, which is why we’re launching a dental health awareness campaign to provide help, advice and treatment along with some great offers. Dental disease among cats, dogs and rabbits is one of the most common problems we deal with at … [Read more...] about Protect your pet’s teeth with our dental campaign!
Happy New Year…… Pet Resolutions… It’s 2019! This time of year we are all setting New Year resolutions and there’s no better time to get your pet involved. We all get out of routine and start to wind down as the year comes to an end. There’s no better time to start a fresh for you … [Read more...] about Happy New Year…..Pet Resolutions.
Keep your pets safe this Halloween with some of our useful tips: Keep your pets away from the door to prevent them escaping or becoming scared. On Halloween night your door will be opened frequently and you will be greeted by strangers dressed up, this maybe distressing for your pet … [Read more...] about Trick or Treat…. Keep your pets safe this Halloween
Finding injured wildlife can understandably become quite the dilemma. How do I know it’s injured? Will it be ok? Where do I take it? I don’t want to put myself at risk. We know that coming across an injured wild animal can present a few questions, so we have tried to share some simple and useful … [Read more...] about Help!…….I’ve found an injured wild animal
How to hold a guinea pig safely and securely ... If you have ever tried to catch a cute little guinea pig, you will know how wriggly and squirmy they can be. The average guinea pig weighs in at around two to four pounds but they have very delicate bones and they can run around at a really fast … [Read more...] about Getting to grips with Guinea Pigs at Brentknoll Vets
We're not talking about worms found in your garden flowerbeds, parasitic worms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Don't squirm and let Brentknoll Vets get to grips with worms .... we'll get a wriggle on. What types of worm affect dogs? The most common type of worm affecting our pets is … [Read more...] about De-worming… Let’s See you Worm Your Way Out of That One
Being a Veterinary Surgeon was probably top of the list for lots of us when we were children, who wouldn't love a career working with puppies and kittens all day... right? As a vet you have to be a detective, after all your patient can't tell you where it hurts or how they are feeling. Vets … [Read more...] about Consults, Chaos and Operations… A Vet’s life fuelled by Coffee at Brentknoll Vets
While most of us will be enjoying this beautiful, record breaking warm weather our pets may not be feeling quite the same. Warm weather isn’t always good for our pets, heat stress can cause many serious and sometimes fatal problems in both cats and dogs. Heatstroke can affect animals within a … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer!
Whether you've had good or bad experiences in the past with NHS treatment, there's no denying that having a system where medical healthcare is free is something we are very lucky to have. When it comes to treating pets there is no such system, owning an animal is a luxury that comes with associated … [Read more...] about No NHS for Pets, Understanding the cost of Pet Care