Entries by Michael Clarke

Is my pet overweight?

Did you know that a third of our dogs and a quarter of our cats and rabbits are thought to be overweight?  Are we ‘killing our pets with kindness’?  Admittedly, there are many factors that can cause our furry friends to pile on the pounds, such as their amount of exercise, breed and whether they […]

Practice News Feb 2021

Covid Having got covid safe and clients back in the building at the end of last year, we decided to split into two smaller teams and stop having you in the building with the advent of the new lock down. We know this is difficult for you (and us, not to mention your pets) but […]

How often does my pet need worming?

This is a question we get asked a lot. The answer depends on lots of factors, the two flow charts in this article help make the decision that is best for your pet based on his or her lifestyle. There are some important worming factors to remember You can’t always see worms in your pets […]

Ears, and how to look after them

Ear problems in cats and dogs are common. They can be distressing for the pet, owners can find scratching and head shaking irritating and there can be a bad smell! What causes ear disease? There can be multiple causes but we basically split them into two types, primary and secondary. Primary ear problems are things […]

Is My Cat Stressed?

Just like humans, cats can get stressed out. While stress in cats doesn’t always materialise in the ways you might expect, if you know what to look for, it’s not too difficult to spot an anxious moggy. It is important to keep an eye out for signs of stress in your cat; a stressed cat […]

How to Shampoo Your Dog

Like humans, doggies can get smelly. Sweat, muck and all the rest – so bathing your dog is a necessity. But it’s not as easy as taking your car to the jet wash. Your four-legged dirt-machine can be a tricky, sensitive and even snappy kind of terrier once they’re in the tub (and we don’t […]

Withy Grove News August 2020

Staff Changes Sadly, Charlotte Noy has left the practice to seek her future elsewhere, she has moved to a practice in Wales and we wish her every success. She has been replaced by a Veterinary Nurse, also conveniently called Charlotte – although she would prefer to be known as Lottie, who has moved to us […]

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

About Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism was not recognised as a problem in cats until 1979. It is now considered a common disease of cats. Both male and female cats are equally affected. It is thought that Siamese and Himalayan cats have a decreased risk of developing hyperthyroidism. What is the thyroid gland and what does it do? […]

Rolo refuses to roll over

Meet Rolo, a very handsome one year old Jack Russell Rolo gets ill Rolo came to us with diarrhoea and vomiting whilst we were in ‘lockdown’. During this time we are not letting clients in the building and maintaining social distancing, so we had to get his story outside (fortunately in the sunshine!) whilst standing […]