Many of us have the privilege of owning older pets. When an animal slows down and isolates him or herself, we may think they are just ageing, but often they may have hidden health problems that we can cure or manage.
Heathside Veterinary Surgery Blog
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Vaccination is a way of protecting an animal from an infectious disease by using their own natural defences to counteract it, but without the risk that they will develop the actual dangerous disease.
I’m sure we’ve all been hearing the headlines recently about a “no-deal Brexit”. However, this week the government has released a new update about what this will mean for pet owners.
We are so lucky being on the south coast with some wonderful beaches to enjoy during hot weather, and whilst we always recommend keeping your dog cool, there are just a few tips we would like to pass on to keep your dog safe on the beach.
Yes, we all know that cats a heat-seekers, and often love the warmth. However, even cats can get overheated in a heat-wave, so in this blog, we’re going to look at how to keep the coolest of creatures comfy!
With the hot weather, we’re seeing all too many overheated dogs at the moment. Tragically, heat stroke is often fatal to dogs, and they are much more sensitive to the effects of heatwaves than we are.
Ethylene glycol is found in antifreeze but also in engine coolants, de-icer solutions, motor oil, brake fluid, paints, solvents and lots of industrial products. It can be fatal to pets.
If your pet isn't microchipped, make an appointment now and get them done - then rest easy that they can be returned to you if you get separated!
We are after a new Vet!
This video we ran just before Christmas 2017 - and we thought it was a good idea to pop it on our blog site as reminder to keep our pets safe in the Winter.
Lungworm can be fatal to dogs. Recently we had a case in the practice, read how this parasite operates and how to prevent it.
Here at Heathside we’ve now been accredited as an officially Cat Friendly Clinic!
There are many substances that can harm your pets or even worse. We have written this blog to highlight the top 12 poisons vets see in practice, even here at Heathside.
Oral health in pets is very important and it's not just teeth. Read on to find out more about oral health in your pets.
Vaccination is so important in helping keep pets healthy and protected against disease. Learn more here about vaccination.
Arthritis is a disease that can be managed in pets with the correct diagnosis and management techniques. Learn more in our blog.
Our newest team member at Heathside Vets.
Dogs with joint disease, osteoarthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia, acute/chronic muscular injury or spinal disease can now benefit from a new service at the surgery.
It's soon to be firework season - let Heathside Vets help you prepare your pets for the event.
Pet insurance... why it's a really good idea to get your four-legged friend insured, and the types of policies to be aware of.
How can I help my dog lose weight?
The health implications of an obese dog.
What is an ideal weight for your dog?
For the love of cats