Firework season – top tips

Firework season is here again – here is a useful poster with our top tips which we thought you may like

Sleep tight!

  For anyone that loves nothing more than having their pet sleep on their bed, there is good news!  A recent study in the United States has revealed that those of us who allow our dogs to sleep in the same bedroom actually get a better nights sleep.  However those who allow their dog to actually sleep under the covers, unsurprisingly, experience a poorer quality [...]

To treat or not to treat…….

All of us like to treat our furry friends with little snacks now and then.  However, very often we aren’t really sure what these snacks can do in terms of their effects on weight and wellness. Research shows that 86% of pet owners over the age of 18 give their pets an extra snack and  treats in addition to their regular meals. Furthermore, 1 in 10 of us find it harder to say ‘no’ [...]

Is your snake eating well? Or is he slithering away?

Anorexia in reptiles is a symptom and not a disease.  If your snake has stopped eating this may be due to a number of factors: Adder_image_snake_bite_articleWho handles the snake and how often?  Remember that snakes are not domesticated pets.  Even though many species tolerate handling very well, there are some that can become easily stressed with rough or too much handling. Additionally, think about the location [...]

Roxy’s weight battle

Beach Hazards

Summer is now officially here!  So if you are thinking of taking your dog to the seaside, here are a few safety tips for you to be aware of. Salt Water:  Dogs are sensitive to the effects of salt water.  When swimming in the sea, they may take in sea water very fast which can lead to vomiting within a few minutes.  If your dog ingests significant amounts, neurological signs could develop after [...]

Arthur can see you now!

Meet Arthur, a very handsome 10 month old Maine Coon, already weighing in at 7.7kg! Arthur had his lower eyelids ‘turned out’ to make him more comfortable. The operation was carried out by our Ophthalmologist, Dr Michael Morter, who said ‘Entropion is a folding [...]

Basil’s Lolly Folly

This gorgeous boy is Max, a 3 year old Cairn Terrier who on a sunny Summer’s day, was treated to a deliciously cooling ice cream. Basil, however, did not stop at eating the ice cream – he had the stick too. His [...]

Smokey Paws – a HUGE thank you!

Thank you everyone who donated to our JustGiving campaign last year. We were overwhelmed by your generosity and have raised enough funds for 6 of these life-saving pet oxygen masks. The 3 we originally wanted were donated to King’s Lynn yesterday. Terrington St Clement, Downham Market & Dersingham Fire Service have all benefited too, as enough money was raised for an extra [...]

Bella’s skin rescue

This is Bella who was referred to see our Veterinary Dermatologist Alison Shearer at the end of April. She was being cared for by Suffolk Animal Rescue & had developed a nasty skin condition which made her feel very itchy. Destined to go [...]