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  • bunnies

    Boredom in rabbits

    Are you getting cabin-fever yet? We’ve been back in lockdown again for just two weeks, and, for some, it’s already ...

    19th November 2020

  • mewes pumpkin

    Exciting times are approaching

    Halloween and Bonfire Night both fall within a week, and each present our pets with possible issues. I have just ...

    29th October 2020

  • urine sample

    What is cystocentesis?

    Medical stuff is not always polite. We are taught as children not to put anything (at all!) up our noses, ...

    24th September 2020

  • Rowan berries

    Autumn fruits and pet poisoning

    Last week we received an urgent call. Milo the three month old cockerpoo puppy had been stung in the mouth ...

    17th September 2020

  • Muffin

    This Saturday 8th August, is International Cat Day

    As a vet I am receiving lots of invitations to attend webinars and onlineprofessional discussions to improve my understanding of ...

    6th August 2020

  • hedgehog

    A sick hedgehog was brought into the Clinic last Saturday

    He had been found wandering in the road in daytime, by a passerby. She knew that hedgehogs are nocturnal, and ...

    23rd July 2020

  • bbq

    Hot Weather

    The longest day of the year passed last weekend at the summer solstice. High summer is a glorious time, but ...

    25th June 2020

  • Stumpy

    Welfare needs of pets

    Late May brings back memories of exams. Thirty plus years ago I was seated alone, in front of three examiners ...

    28th May 2020

  • hedgehog

    Hedgehog Awareness Week

    This week is hedgehog awareness week. It started for me with a phone call from a person who had found ...

    7th May 2020

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    New arrival in the family?

    Many families are taking advantage of the lock down to start a long term relationship - with a new pet. ...

    30th April 2020

  • alabamarot

    Alabama Rot strikes in Burgess Hill

    Earlier this month we were made aware of a probable case of Alabama Rot in a dog visiting a vets ...

    26th March 2020

  • Covid-19

    Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet?

    I have been asked this question a few times, and the current understanding at the time of writing is that ...

    19th March 2020

  • Spring bunny

    Get bunnies leaping in to the sunshine

    This weekend we have a leap day to enjoy. Created by Julius Caesar in 45BC to balance out the calendar, ...

    27th February 2020

  • Muffin

    It would be cruel to make your cat go vegan

    Cats cannot be vegans January is the time of year when our minds turn to healthier living and good resolutions. ...

    16th January 2020

  • Rabbits 2018

    What is best for rabbits in winter?

    It can hard for rabbits to keep warm in winter if they are unable to move about and exercise. So ...

    9th January 2020

  • Bubble gum

    Sweet yet toxic

    Did you know that Starburst the sweetie is now available as a chewing gum? When I was a kid, Opal ...

    17th October 2019

  • PFAC

    Pet First Aid

    I have been teaching pet first aid for several years now.   One area I notice that attendees really want ...

    19th September 2019

  • Muffin

    If labelled "do not apply to cats" - believe it

    Permethrin is poison to cats  “I think I’ve killed her!” Mrs Poplar was hysterical on the phone. She stuttered out ...

    29th August 2019

  • harvey beard

    Suprising things that can be toxic to our pets

    I have always said that the day I stop learning new things is the day I should retire! But I ...

    15th August 2019

  • Licky

    Fly strike risk in rabbits

    Rabbits need regular tail checks through the summer. Rabbits are not second-class citizens! OK, so maybe we are a bit ...

    27th June 2019