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  • Muffin leaping

    Stop silent suffering

    Cats are not good at letting us know when they are in pain. As cats get older, many develop joint ...

    27th May 2021

  • Black lab

    What are Anal Glands

    “He’s made his skin raw.” Vic the labrador had been worrying at one small place on his knee, until it ...

    20th May 2021

  • calf

    The vet needs a caesarian kit

    I heard the call and looked around to see who would respond. I was at that difficult stage where I ...

    13th May 2021

  • Pugs eyes

    How to preserve a pug’s eye?

    Eyes are special in so many ways. And for a pet to lose an eye feels like a real fail. ...

    6th May 2021

  • Rat

    Rat respiratory problems

    Lima was having trouble breathing. She is just three months old, one of a new pair of pet rats. She ...

    29th April 2021

  • stretched out cat

    Ruptured diaphragm

    In my first year as a qualified vet there were so many new experiences. Sadly, it was fairly common to ...

    22nd April 2021

  • Discarded face mask

    Dangers of PPE

    Who would have thought twelve months ago that facemasks and restrictions would have become so much a part of our ...

    15th April 2021

  • JM - Best Vets West Sussex

    Best vets in West Sussex: thank you!

    We have been bowled over with the most amazing news! Last month we heard that we were the recipients of ...

    8th April 2021

  • waterways

    New Parasiticides

    A few months ago, I was horrified to read that there was evidence that pet flea products were contaminating our ...

    1st April 2021

  • baby lamb

    It’s lambing season again.

    It’s lambing season again. I was very fortunate as a vet student to learn my lambing from a patient Cotswold ...

    25th March 2021

  • Diane's piggie

    Guinea Pig Awareness Week (GPAW) Special Offer

    Next week will be the first ever Guinea Pig Awareness Week. At The Mewes Vets we are blessed to have ...

    18th March 2021

  • Jazzy 1

    Jazzie saves the day again

    Charlie, the gorgeous ginger and white thirteen year old cat, recently developed diabetes. He had been visibly declining. The weight ...

    11th March 2021

  • Generic cat

    Not your everyday tummy upset

    Max the cat had been sick, and was refusing food. After a careful assessment, he was given a simple injection ...

    4th March 2021

  • Beatrice and Miriam

    The first ever national guinea pig awareness week

    I truly dislike using a microscope. When I was a student, I had to learn. I spent many hours a ...

    25th February 2021

  • Paddy

    This Saturday 20th February is national love your pet day

    Of course, at The Mewes every day is a love your pet day. But I am happy to have an ...

    18th February 2021

  • Dr Nick

    We have a new vet

    His name is Dr Nick Paleologo, and he is from Greece.  We are extremely lucky to have found such a ...

    11th February 2021

  • Male vet with cat

    Hunky vet and cat cuddles

    One winter I was staying with my godparent’s family in Birmingham, so that I could see practice nearby. I was ...

    4th February 2021

  • Dog walk

    Protect your dogs

    I never know how much to trust social media. But I suppose I would be a fool to ignore the ...

    28th January 2021

  • Dora - 21.1.21

    An evening emergency

    It was five minutes to home time. It was the first evening in months where the special appointments that we ...

    21st January 2021

  • puppies

    The year of the pup?

    You may have noticed that I am an animal lover. So you won’t be surprised that I can be easily ...

    14th January 2021