Any good superhero (or Vet in this case) needs a trusted sidekick and that's just what our nurses are here at Brentknoll Veterinary Centre. Many of our clients say to us 'I didn't want to bother the vet' or say they 'felt silly' asking the Vet certain questions so that's where our Nurses come in. … [Read more...] about Make the Most of Nurse Clinics at Brentknoll
We're often asked about vaccinations and why the need for annual boosters, let's look at why it's important not to fall behind with your pet's annual visit. Aren't the primary vaccines enough? There is sometimes a mis-understanding amongst pet owners, that after a puppy or kitten has had it's … [Read more...] about Why your pet needs it’s annual vaccination, the myths and facts about boosters
Knowing what to say to someone who has recently lost a pet isn't easy, words will not make the hurt go away and it won't bring back their beloved pet. With the right support, there are ways you can help someone through this difficult time. Saying goodbye to animals we love it something that … [Read more...] about Brentknoll Vets – A guide to grief and saying the right thing
We've had a terrific year here at the practice, filled with some amazing animals and wonderful clients. It's time for the staff to choose those pets that have stood out during 2017, we like to think of it as the Brentknoll Veterinary Centre version of the Oscars (but for pets). Some of the … [Read more...] about Brentknoll’s ‘Favourite’ Pets of 2017
Winter can be tough, the nights are long and the weather is miserable; so the last thing you need is a urgent trip to the Vets with one of your pet's... follow our easy steps to make it through Winter safely. Stay safe and be Seen Don't become a victim of a road traffic accident with your pet … [Read more...] about Avoid unexpected vet visits with Brentknoll’s Winter safety tips
Sadly, antifreeze kills many cats, dogs and wildlife in the UK each Winter so it's important to know the signs and what to do. Nobody enjoys scraping the frozen windows of their car in the winter, so we often take advantage of products like anti-freeze to quickly defrost the windows. But this … [Read more...] about Spot antifreeze poisoning this Winter
For many people, Summer is their favourite time of year, the weather is warmer and the sun is shining (well for about a week in Worcester if we're lucky) but it's not such fun for our Pets. Wearing a fur coat in the height of Summer isn't easy and so it's important that we take care of our fury … [Read more...] about Feeling the Heat this Summer?
In today's society the number of people doing their shopping online has rapidly grown and many of our purchases are now made using a computer. This is also true for pets and many people looking to adopt a new animal are turning to online sale sites and social media; but sometimes it's a bit too easy … [Read more...] about Are you an impulsive pet purchaser?
Sometimes a cat comes along that just steals your heart and Gibbs is certainly one of those cats. So when we heard that he'd been shot, we couldn't believe our ears. Gibbs' owners returned home from work to find their beloved puss bleeding on the door step. Upon closer inspection, they realised the … [Read more...] about Gibbs and the Gun Shot
If you don't want your pet to 'feel the love tonight' it's a good idea to get them neutered! Valentines day is upon us and romance is in the air, which is great if you're planning on a litter or puppies or kittens, but it can come as quite a shock if you aren't planning on it. The RSPCA estimates … [Read more...] about Can You Feel the Love Tonight?