Library

What is Laser Therapy? Our new Biolase system offers laser therapy for several different uses. We can use it to assist in dental work, for soft tissue surgery and for pain relief, in all species. The laser uses a specific wavelength of light to stimulate our patient’s ability to heal, by increasing circulation, reducing swelling which leads to pain reduction and improved heali ...

Dental disease can affect the soft tissues in the mouth as well as the teeth. Inflammation (redness and swelling) of the gums is referred to as Gingivitis, whilst inflammation of the mouth is referred to as Stomatitis. Dental disease leads to changes in your cats gums and teeth. In the early stages, if treatment is given, these changes are potentially reversible. If no treatmen ...

Dental disease (periodontal disease) is a disease of the soft tissues in the mouth as well as the teeth. Inflammation (redness and swelling) of the gums is referred to as Gingivitis, whilst inflammation of the mouth is referred to as Stomatitis. Dental disease leads to changes in your dogs gums and teeth. In the early stages, if treatment is given, these changes are potentially ...

This month’s we will be focusing on how to keep your pet looking (and feeling) their best, starting with skin care. First up; Itchy pets!   One of the most common reasons we see cats and dogs is for itchy skin. In some cases it can lead to bald patches with fur loss, sore skin and infections.     When is scratching not normal? All animals will have a nibble or scratch at ...

What is a parasite? Parasites are creatures that live in or on another animal (also known as a host) . Pets can easily pick up these ‘extra passengers’, and once infected, they can potentially pass them on to you or other animals in your house. There are two broad groups of parasites- Endoparasites live on the inside of their host’s body. They include roundworms, lungworm and t ...

Why do we recommend vaccinating your pet? Routine vaccinations protect against several really nasty diseases, some of which could potentially kill your pet. Thanks to vaccination programmes cases of these diseases do not occur as frequently as they used to. Some diseases (such as distemper) are not seen in the Uk at present, others are confined to certain areas (e.g parvovir ...

For lots of people, taking a stroll in the countryside with a four legged friend is one of life’s little pleasures. Lots of routes go through working farms, either over grazing land, arable or even across a busy farmyard itself. Whilst the surroundings are beautiful, farms can be dangerous places and it is important to know how to keep you and your dog safe. • Plan your rout ...

Recognising the signs of heatstroke and being able to take prompt action may be a lifesaver.

 

Our waters have recently seen a few Portuguese Man Of War Jellyfish, which have washed up on to beaches. Here is a bit of advice if you come across one.

You may wondered why we ask for blood donors - we hope this will help.