Physiotherapy 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… Read more »

None of us really want to think about the winter holiday season in September, but it is fast approaching and with it comes the bright lights and extreme noise of fireworks. The 2018 firework season in the UK will officially start with Bonfire Night on 5th November, with Diwali close behind, and end on New… Read more »

The Animal Health Trust is warning dog owners to remain alert this autumn, as a mystery dog illness is expected to recur in the upcoming months. Seasonal Canine Illness  has been seen in recent years in the late Summer and Autumn months from August to November and dogs that have been walked in woodland areas… Read more »

We all hope our pets will never need emergency treatment, but sadly some will and emergencies always seem to happen at the most inconvenient time. The first and most important thing in an emergency is to check that it is safe for YOU to help the animal. You will do no good if you are injured,… Read more »

What Is Pyometra? Pyometra literally means pus in the womb/uterus and is one of the most common life-threatening conditions seen in female dogs and occasionally cats. Sadly this condition is still seen all too often at the veterinary practice despite the raised awareness about neutering. Pyometra can affect un-neutered female dogs (bitches) and cats (queens)… Read more »

The Kennel Club and PupAid are working hard to raise awareness about buying puppies. National Puppy Awareness Week (PAW) from 1st – 7th September 2018 aims to make sure that puppies live healthy, happy lives with suitable owners. The aim is to educate potential puppy owners/buyers, in the hope that they will source a puppy from… Read more »

Ticks and Harvest Mites are small parasites that survive by feeding on different animal hosts, including mammals, birds and even humans if they get the opportunity. They can be a real nuisance for affected pets, often causing irritation, inflammation and sometimes infection and disease. Ticks There are many tick species in the UK but the… Read more »

At Castle Vets we often see rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents with a variety of dental problems. The teeth of most animals (including humans) stop growing after the initial development period, but rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs and rodents have teeth that grow continuously throughout their lives, which means dental problems will develop if these pets are… Read more »