Entries by Michael Clarke

Happy Christmas to all our cats. dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, degus, owls, budgies, parrots, snakes, fish, hedgehogs (apologies if I’ve missed any) and their owners.

Be Careful this Christmas Watch out for potential hazards to your pets this Christmas, as findings released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveal that in the North West 80% of vets saw at least one case of toxic ingestion in pets during the last festive period. Across the UK, chocolate poisoning in dogs remains […]

Removal of a Rogue tooth

Rogue is a two year old Doberman. She came to us recently because her owner had noticed that she had a fractured tooth. This tooth is the main chewing tooth at the back of the mouth, there is one in the upper jaw and one in the lower jaw and they are known as carnassials and […]

Could your dog have ‘Dry Eye’?

‘Dry-eye’ or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a common condition which reduces and eventually stops tear production. 1 in 22 of all dogs is affected – this figure is even higher for some breeds. The four breeds most commonly affected in the UK are West Highland White Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel & Shih-Tzu […]

Does Your Cat go to the Toilet in Strange Places?

This syndrome is known as ‘Inappropriate Elimination’ and can be exhibited by both male and female cats. Sometimes Inappropriate Elimination happens because your cat is confused about house training or is using the faeces or urine to communicate with other pets or humans. It can also occur if the cat is stressed about, for example, new […]

What is Raw Feeding and is it healthy and safe?

Raw Food feeding for cats and dogs is becoming more popular and getting more attention. The theory is that a dog or cat’s diet in the wild would be raw and not contain preservatives. Opinions about Raw Feeding vary and can be very strong but many pets are fed this way with little problem. As […]