Entries by Michael Clarke

Should I have my pet neutered?

There are three questions; Should we get our cats and dogs neutered? What are the advantages and disadvantages? How old should they be when they have the surgery? There are lots of opinions on the above topics, but what are the facts? Cats For cats that roam free the main reason for neutering is population […]

Why does my cat scratch the furniture?

Cats scratch for two main reasons, to keep their claws in good condition and scratching releases a unique scent which is a marker for them as well as for other cats. Bored cats, or cats that like attention will learn that if they scratch the sofa they get more attention from the owner than using […]

Why is my pet drinking more than normal?

It’s a common occurence. Your cat or dog starts drinking a bit more, should you be worried? You may have just noticed having to fill the water bowl more often, or you may have come downstairs in the morning to find a puddle on the floor. The first thing we need to establish is that […]

Practice News September 2019

Staff Changes We welcome two new receptionists to Withy Grove, Steph and Louise. We’ve not had a dedicated receptionists role before, hopefully the appointment for these two will improve the experience for you are your pets. Louise is an experienced veterinary receptionist and Steph has a wealth of customer experience in other fields. We had […]

What Treats Should I Feed My Dog?

If you have a dog or are thinking of bringing a new dog into your home, you’ve likely heard a lot of training advice, either from books, magazines or television programmes. Expert dog trainers agree that dog treats are an effective and appropriate training tool and a great way to say “well done” in terms […]

Travel, Ticks, Tapeworms and Treatments

Travelling abroad with your pet dog (and in some cases, cat) is great fun for them and you, but there are risks. Ticks A recent survey, The Big Tick Project, showed that 76% of dogs travelling abroad returned with ticks.  This highlights the real threat of dogs travelling to the Continent coming back with a tick. […]

Laser Therapy Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing

Withy Grove is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols.  Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response. […]

Chocolate Poisoning In Dogs

It’s a little late for Easter, but this article, courtesy of Hills Pet Nutrition is always relevant. Is chocolate poisonous to dogs? The answer is yes. The hazard to your dog however, depends on the type of chocolate, the size of dog, and the amount consumed. The component of chocolate that is toxic to dogs […]

Could your dog or cat be suffering?

FREE arthritis checks and 33% off Synoquin joint supplements for the month of April!! We all know arthritis is a painful and joint stiffening condition, but could you tell if your cat or dog had the same problem? Signs in Cats and Dogs. Older pets may limp, be stiff when they first get up, struggle […]

Why does my dog bark when I leave the house?

Most dogs live happily in our lifestyles but sometimes they will bark when left alone, either if we go out or we leave them in another room, for example. A more severe version of this is they can get destructive, chewing up furnishings. Another unpleasant problem can be urinating or defaecating in the house or […]