The kennel club is working hard to raise awareness about buying puppies by holding it’s National Puppy Awareness Week (PAW) from 7th to 14th September 2013. It aims to make sure that puppies live healthy, happy lives with suitable owners. The Kennel Club wants to educate potential puppy owners in the hope that they… Read more »

Seasonal Canine Illness

The Animal Health Trust is warning dog owners to remain alert this autumn, as a mystery dog illness is expected to reoccur in the upcoming months. Whilst we at Castle Vets in Reading have not seen any cases of this illness in the Reading area, we would like to warn dog owners of the potential… Read more »

Every year in the UK it is estimated that over 250,000 pets go missing. Last year 126,000 stray dogs were handled by local authorities and of these 77% were not microchipped. In June and July alone, we at Castle Vets have had owners reporting 42 missing cats, 8 missing dogs and 1 missing rabbit; only… Read more »

Most cats find travelling outside their home to be a very stressful experience. Cats aren’t stupid, they know that the cat carrier means a trip to the vet where they will be poked and prodded, often when they are already feeling under the weather. Or it could be a trip to the cattery while you… Read more »

Travelling with your dog

We travel with our dogs for a variety of reasons; it may just be for the occasional short trip to the vet or the park, but occasionally we also like to take our dogs on longer journeys or away on holiday with us. At Castle Vets we often get asked about the best way to transport… Read more »

Bertie, a lovely 2 year old Pekingese, came in to us at the beginning of March because he was having difficulty passing urine and was feeling a bit under the weather. Bertie had a urine test that revealed blood and an alkaline pH, and an ultrasound scan which confirmed that there were some uroliths (bladder… Read more »

Lenny is a Golden Retriever who we think was born in March 2012. He came into our lives when the RSPCA brought him in as an emergency case in October 2012. His owners had decided to sign him over to the RSPCA because they couldn’t give him the care he required. When Lenny arrived at… Read more »


Physiotherapy is defined as the use of physical techniques for the treatment of injuries and movement dysfunction. In the world of human medicine, physiotherapy is already a valuable aid in the recovery of many conditions. Physiotherapy is available for dogs, cats and other animals and is rapidly becoming recognised as a useful therapy for the… Read more »

I was born in Wimbledon fortnight in 2002, hence the name Boris. My new owner’s daughter had suggested to him that a ginger kitten would be lovely company for him as he was scheduled for a hip replacement. He was none to keen, but I duly arrived and the hip operation was cancelled!. I travelled… Read more »