Why weight management can make our pet live longer

Happy New Year! Are you a resolution person? New year new you? Or do you just keep living life despite the change of date? For most of us, losing the Christmas weight is often nearing the top of our priority list. Resolution maker or not, you should give serious thought to getting those extra pounds off your furry friends this new year. 

So, the real question is, does it matter if my pet is overweight? The short answer is yes. Studies have shown that dogs of a healthy weight (not overweight) live longer on average. But it isn’t just length of life that is important, it is also quality. Animals of a healthy weight have more energy and can be much more active.  Read more

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Why is our Pet Health Club so good?

Why is our Pet Health Club so good?

We are a nation of animal lovers and as pet owners we want to keep our pets healthy and happy for as long as we can. Because there is no NHS for pets, bills can soon add up, which is why we think our Pet Health Club is a brilliant choice. In this blog we will take a look at the benefits, and why we truly believe you can give your pet the very best in preventative healthcare, without breaking the bank. Read more

Stress free pets for Christmas

Christmas is an exciting time of year but can be quite stressful for our pets. Here are some top tips to keep your pets stress free this festive period! Read more

Pet Travel – Important!

At present owners of dogs, cats and ferrets can travel with their animals to and from EU countries provided they hold a valid EU passport.

If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no deal it would become a third country for the purposes of the EU Pet Travel Scheme and this would alter how pets can travel between countries. Pets would continue to be able to travel from the UK to the EU, but the requirement s for documents and health checks would differ depending on what category of third country the UK becomes on the day we leave the EU. Read more

Should My Dog’s Nose Be Wet?

Anyone with a dog has no doubt received a ‘doggy kiss’ at least once from their loving pooch. Ignoring the smell, you may have noticed your dog has a wet nose. In fact, you may have noticed many dogs with wet noses. This is normal, surely? A dog with a wet nose is healthy, and a dog with a dry nose is sick? Read more

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The Monument-al Move!

Well, we’re almost ready! We’re now in that phase where we’re trying to get everything packed up ready to move to our new premises at Cardrew in Redruth… The great event will be happening at the end of this month, so we wanted to let you know what’s going to be happening! Read more

Why vet nurses are good for your pet’s teeth

The health of your pet’s mouth, teeth and gums is something to be taken seriously, no different to our own. It is no secret why dentists encourage us to visit them at least once a year and sometimes more often. It enables them to spot any issues that might be brewing early and take preventative action and give advice. The statistics relating to dental disease in cats and dogs are quite shocking – one study concluded that, of cats and dogs over the age of three years, 85% are suffering with some form of periodontal disease. Read more

Case study: Foreign Body Gastrotomy

What happened?

Inca was brought into the surgery by her owners as she had been vomiting on and off, for a few days, mainly grass. Inca’s owners noticed that she was panting a lot, and with her it was usually a sign that she was going to be sick. In the practice she was bright, alert and responsive, with pink gums and a normal temperature. Importantly she was not dehydrated from vomiting. Read more

Are worms really a risk in pets?

There are lots of different worms that our pets can pick up. Infection is common and many pets do not show signs. Furthermore some worms can cause harm to people.

In this blog we will look at the types of worms that affect our pets, how they get them, and how they pose a threat to our pets and us. Read more

They’re not ‘just receptionists’

How often do you visit us to see one of our vets? You may notice a warm, friendly smiling face greeting you and your furry best friend behind the counter – our Reception team are there every day to welcome you to our practice, but what else do they do? Read more