Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Cats,Dogs,Heart Disease,Practice Services,The Veterinary Profession,Uncategorised,Withy Grove Vets Clinic / 9th May 2017

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

Cats,Practice Services,The Veterinary Profession,Wild / Feral Cats,Withy Grove Vets Clinic / 26th April 2017

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

General,Pet Health Plan,Withy Grove Vets Clinic / 11th April 2017

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

Dandruff Mites,Fleas,Parasites,Practice Services,Withy Grove Vets Clinic / 23rd March 2017

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?

Neutering / 9th March 2017

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?

Uncategorised / 20th February 2017

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!

Uncategorised / 9th February 2017

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 […]



February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

Dental and Tooth Care / 29th January 2017

February is National Pet Dental Health Month (NPDHM). We should be looking after our pet’s dental health as well as we do our own all the time but February is a time to take stock and make sure we are doing the best we can. It is estimated that up to 80% of cats and […]



Poisons put Preston Pets in Peril, as 95% of vets report cases.

Poisons / 27th December 2016

It is important for pet owners to guard against poisoning perils after the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey (a biannual survey of vets and vet students) showed 95% of North West companion animal vets had seen cases of toxic ingestion or other toxic incidents over the last year. Across the UK, […]



Christmas risks for pets.

Uncategorised / 11th December 2016

Keep that yule log far away from your dog! Christmas truly is a wonderful time of the year. Families come together, to feast and laugh, and continue traditions through generations with our furry friends by our side. We often have a huge array of delicious yuletide treats that have been a part of Christmases for […]




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