Pet vaccination is quite a hot topic all over the world with owners debating whether they should or should not vaccinate their pets and lots of people out there have opinions on the pros and cons of vaccinations (just type should i vaccinate my pet? into your search engine and see how many hits you… Read more »

These pesky blood-sucking parasites are a year-round problem for our pets and they can be a real nuisance. They can really make your pet’s life miserable by causing symptoms ranging from minor irritation and scratching to hair loss, severe allergic reactions and anaemia (This is made even worse if they start biting the humans in… Read more »

At Castle Vets we often see rabbits 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 animals are unable… Read more »

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 »

Summer is here (so they say) and the weather is definitely starting to warm up (hooray!). Most of us will be outside in the hot weather, soaking up the sun or enjoying walks and trips with the family and our dogs. However, the heat can pose serious risks to your dog’s health if precautions are… Read more »

Many families own dogs and many children can benefit from sharing a home with a dog. Taking care of a dog can help older children learn to plan and be responsible, while exercising and playing with a dog at any age is an great way to release excess energy and keep fit. A dog can also… Read more »

Eye Care For Pets

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 center of the eye that lets light from the environment enter the eye Iris, the pigmented membrane that surrounds the pupil… Read more »