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 »

Now we are on the countdown to Christmas, many of us will be putting up the tree and decorations over the coming weeks. Your pets may also find this time of year very exciting and even come up with some novel games like ‘Climb the indoor sparkly tree’, ‘eat the Christmas decorations as fast as… Read more »

Pets and Halloween

Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for everyone, especially families with children. ‘Trick or Treating’ has certainly become much more popular in Reading over the last few years and we are even starting to see organised events in some areas. It is lovely to see everyone getting into the Halloween spirit, but please spare… Read more »

Stiff and painful joints can have a big negative impact on your pet’s general health and quality of life and, although it is seen more commonly in older pets, it can affect pets of any age. If you can spot the signs you will be able to take action and help reduce discomfort and pain… Read more »

Complementary therapies are methods of trying to treat illnesses and problems, which work alongside or instead of conventional medicine. The word ‘complementary’ refers to the fact that they may be used in addition to the conventional medicine advised by your veterinary surgeon. Some complementary therapies, such as acupuncture are based on older or traditional forms… Read more »

What Is Pyometra? Pyometra is a infection in the womb and literally means pus in the 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… Read more »

Owning and caring for a pet can be a huge source of enjoyment, but it is also a big responsibility and part of being a responsible owner includes knowing about and understanding the law surrounding pet ownership.  A surprising number of pet owners in the UK are not aware of the law, or of what… Read more »