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Lead The Puppy Party Pack

You won’t be surprised that the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors believes that sociable puppies grow into well-behaved dogs. And the confidence puppies gain from socialising at an early age means they can mix well with other pets in a wide range of environments. But agreeing puppy play dates can be a challenge for busy […]

Introducing our new and improved practice

It’s been business as usual for our team of expert vets and nurses, but the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that there have also been a few changes happening at Withy Grove Vets recently. Finally, after an exciting but busy couple of months, we’re very happy to reveal our new and improved practice! And […]

Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats can suffer from heart disease, usually as they get older. They don’t suffer from blocked arteries along the lines of humans but basically heart disease in our pets can be split into two areas. The first is disease of the heart valves. Heart valves make sure the blood flowing through the heart chambers […]

Hyperthyroidism in cats

Hyperthyroidism is a relatively common disease of older cats. Symptoms The symptoms of hyperthyroidism in cats are; weight loss, a good appetite, increased thirst, poor coat condition (matting and increased shedding), changes in behaviour (restless or more grumpy) and some vomiting or diarrhoea. Some cats may have poor appetite. This disease is sometimes been overlooked […]

Pets At Their Best

Premier Pet Health Plan: A health plan from Withy Grove Vets We are pleased to announce that we have relaunched our Premier Pet Health Plan. This plan allows you to spread the cost of your pet’s preventative treatments over the year, automatically earning discount on these products and services as well as all the other […]

More Views Down Our Microscope

Here are a few more views taken by Matt down our practice microscope ‘Walking Dandruff’ mites These little mites, which are just visible to the human eye, are also known as Cheyletiella. They are usually very itchy and produce a lot of dandruff from the irritated skin, hence the name. They are highly contagious and […]

Should you get your bitch spayed?

Here’s what you need to know about neutering your bitch. A bitch spay is a hysterectomy, removing ovaries and uterus under general anaesthesia. It can be performed at any age but is safer in young, thin and fit animals. Advantages Prevention of coming into season A season is messy, and attracts male dogs which can be […]

What is Demodex mange?

Demodex or demodicosis is a mange mite which usually infects young puppies, but can be found in any age dog and also in cats. It is a ‘cigar shaped’ mite which burrows into the hair follicles where it spends its life. Puppies Most adult dogs carry a few demodex mites, but when bitches are pregnant […]

Love Your Pet, Dog Biscuits and Staff Exams!

Two dates for your diary later this month. The first is Love Your Pet Day which is held every year on 20th February. This is the day to spoil your pet be it cat, dog, rabbit, guinea pig, bird, tortoise or anything else! This day was set aside to help us appreciate our furry, or […]