How To Have Happy Cats

Stress and anxiety related cat behavioural problems and illnesses are occurring more frequently than ever before; this is mainly due to the ever increasing cat population that sees our cats living in multi cat households or being forced to share territories and live in close proximity with strange cats. Behavioural problems and illnesses are not… Read more »

Pets and Holidays

The Summer holidays are nearly here and you may already have your vacation or staycation arranged, but are your pets ready for that “restful” break you are planning? We humans love our holidays because they provide a welcome break from our normal daily routines, but it can be a very stressful time for our pets who may… Read more »

At this time of year at Castle Vets we start to see a lot of patients (particularly dogs), with grass seeds and plant awns embedded in various parts of the body. During the warmer summer months grasses and plants start to dry out and their barbed seeds begin to scatter. These can cause major problems… Read more »

Just like humans, our pets can suffer from allergies to things such as foods, mites and pollens, with the allergens entering the body through the skin or when your pet eats or breathes them in. Pet allergies are one of the more common problems that we see in practice with symptoms ranging from scratching and… Read more »

Pets go missing from home for a whole variety of reasons and stray animals are usually picked up by members of the public, then passed on to the local animal wardens, animal charities or taken to the veterinary surgery if they are injured. If they cannot be identified by means of a microchip or id… Read more »

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) was founded in 2006 by Burgess Pet Care to try and educate owners about the welfare needs of their rabbits – one of the most misunderstood animals in the UK. Over the years they have focused on highlighting key welfare issue to help improve the lives of UK rabbits – from companionship… Read more »

Your pet’s eyes function in the same way that your own do and are made up of the same components including Cornea, the transparent outer covering of the eye Pupil, the circular membrane in the centre of the eye that lets light from the environment enter the eye Iris, the pigmented membrane that surrounds the… Read more »

Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) are one of Britain’s most familiar wild animals and are easily recognisable even by the youngest children.  They generally live in parks and gardens where bushes and hedges provide perfect day-time hiding/sleeping places and the insect-rich lawns and flowerbeds make great feeding grounds at dusk. Hedgehogs eat all kinds of invertebrates such as beetles, caterpillars,… Read more »