Multi cat household, cat friendly clinic
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 - 11:56am
Your cat may have been in the clinic for a day, a few days, a week or more. Bringing them back home is normally a joyous occasion and so it can...
CT scan
Friday, 17 November 2023 - 4:10pm
We are delighted to announce that we will now have a mobile CT scanner visiting our Bridgnorth branch. CT scans give a complete 3D picture of the inside of your pet’s body. The procedure is non-invasive and exceptionally useful, enabling us to provide a quick and accurate diagnosis of conditions including cancers, joint problems, nasal and airway disease, abdominal issues, and much more.
Wednesday, 4 October 2023 - 4:24pm
Guinea pigs rely on a high fibre diet to keep their guts healthy and moving. Good quality meadow hay should represent 85-90% of their diet. Large piles of fresh feeding hay encourage your guinea pigs to eat the fibre they need, while also encouraging natural burrowing and foraging behaviour.
Wednesday, 10 May 2023 - 4:46pm
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is when your pet’s blood pressure is persistently higher than normal. The increased pressure in the blood vessels damages the vessel walls, causing bleeding and clot formation, and also causes the heart to have to pump against a greater resistance. This can cause damage to the eyes, kidneys, brain and heart.
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - 2:00pm
Since 2016 all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales must be microchipped by 8 weeks of age. Microchips are small – about the size of a grain of rice – and are implanted harmlessly under the skin of your pet’s neck. It’s a simple and quick procedure, causing no more discomfort than a vaccination.
Monday, 13 March 2023 - 9:54am
We all passionately believe in protecting our environment and are continually investing in ways to make our practice as environmentally sustainable as possible. We are often asked by responsible pet owners how best to dispose of unused medications and used medication packaging.
Saturday, 21 January 2023 - 2:07pm
As many of us embark on New Year’s resolution diet and fitness regimes, lots of our dogs would benefit from accompanying us. Over 50% of dogs in the UK are overweight, and usually for the same reasons that humans are – taking in more energy than we are using up. Too many treats, over feeding and lack of appropriate exercise slowly but surely piles the pounds on.
Christmas opening hours emergency service
Wednesday, 7 December 2022 - 11:35am
We will continue to provide care for your pets over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Please note – our opening hours may be subject to change over the holiday. If you are concerned about the health or welfare of your pet, please call us for an appointment or advice.
Bank Holiday
Tuesday, 13 September 2022 - 9:32am
As a mark of respect for our late Queen Elizabeth II, and to allow our team to witness her state funeral and pay their own respects, our practices will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022.
Cat spraying urination
Wednesday, 3 August 2022 - 2:42pm
Cats are usually clean, fastidious creatures by nature and should make use of indoor litter trays or loose earth in the garden. Urinating in the house is therefore not just unpleasant for owners to deal with but can be a sign that something is wrong and needs further investigation.
Puppy socialisation
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 - 9:39am
The critical socialisation and habituation period for puppies begins at around four weeks of age, while they are still with their mum, and...
Sheep fertility
Wednesday, 1 June 2022 - 4:54pm
With spring now a distant memory and the thought of harvest looming it’s now time to start planning ahead for the 2023 breeding season to maximise your lambing performance. Regardless of your flock size there are several factors to consider prior to the rams being put with the ewes.
Saturday, 28 May 2022 - 4:54pm
Are you ready for the grazing season? Whether earlier or later than planned many of you will be now turning animals out for the summer. In...
bank holiday opening hours
Thursday, 26 May 2022 - 4:15pm
We hope you and your pets have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend! Our branches will be closed on the Bank Holidays but our emergency out of hours...
tick dog tick parasite
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 - 4:20pm
If you walk your dog in woodland or areas with long grass then it’s likely that at some point they will pick up a tick, especially during the warmer months. Ticks are a blood-sucking parasite and a member of the spider family. They usually appear small, flat and reddish-brown in colour. As they feed on their host’s blood they swell up, becoming rounder, and their bodies turn a grey-blue colour.
Sunday, 1 May 2022 - 4:54pm
Blowfly strike occurs when living tissue is invaded by the larvae (maggots) of flies. Green bottle flies will invade undamaged skin and are...
Monday, 4 April 2022 - 4:54pm
Calving is now well underway, and while it may seem early to be thinking about the next production cycle it will soon be time for bulls to go...
Sunday, 13 March 2022 - 8:07am
APHA have diagnosed 2 cases of Nematodirosis from different regions of the UK, and we expect cases to rise as we see more warm weather. Susan...
Monday, 14 February 2022 - 12:21pm
Dental disease is one of the most common problems we see in veterinary practice. It’s thought that as many as 80% of pets will suffer from it in some form before the age of five. Symptoms in cats can include bad breath, drooling, visible tartar or discoloured teeth, red and inflamed gums, lesions on the tooth or gums and wobbly teeth.
Christmas emergency vet opening hours
Monday, 6 December 2021 - 3:54pm
We will continue to provide care for your pets over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Please note, our branch opening hours may be subject to change over the holiday.
kidney disease cat feline older cat CKD chronic kidney disease
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 - 9:37am
Your cat’s kidneys perform lots of important jobs. They filter waste products from the blood into the urine, maintain blood pressure and water balance, produce certain hormones, and regulate the levels of essential minerals in the body. When the kidneys aren’t working properly, waste products build up in the bloodstream and the body tries to compensate for the loss of the other functions. When too much kidney function is lost, signs of illness start to show in your pet.
Friday, 19 November 2021 - 9:51am
Call today to book your free appointment. Our nurse clinics are here to give you peace of mind. An examination and some simple tests can detect chronic health conditions before symptoms appear. There might be easy changes you can make at home to reduce the impact of aging. Together, we can give the best possible care for your older pet.
Friday, 13 August 2021 - 9:10am
On 8th September 2021, we will be merging our Church Stretton practice with our Craven Arms practice, and the Church Stretton practice will...
coronavirus covid-19 vet update
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 - 3:57pm
As most Covid-19 restrictions are lifted starting from 19th July 2021 , we continue to review our Covid-19 risk assessment in line with the changing government guidelines and guidance from our governing body – the RCVS.