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 »

May is National Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month. The aim is to help create awareness of the importance of the veterinary nursing profession. Veterinary Nurses are sometimes the unseen workforce in practice and many pet owners still have no idea how important veterinary nurses are to their pet’s care and wellbeing whilst they are at the… Read more »

Deciding whether to have your pet neutered or not is likely to be one of the biggest decisions that you make as a pet owner. There is no doubt that neutering your pet can have really great benefits to their health and you will also be doing your bit to help the growing crisis of the thousands… Read more »

National Pet Month is all about celebrating the wonderful impact pets have on our lives and promoting responsible pet ownership. It is supported by veterinary teams, animal therapy providers, animal charities, animal experts and pet shops from all over the UK to Promote responsible pet ownership Raise awareness of the benefits of owning a pet Increase… Read more »