Very hot days can be dangerous for pets. Dogs and cats can’t just help themselves to an ice-block, or go for a swim or have a cold shower. Help your pet stay cool by ensuring they have lots of fresh, cold water and ample shade shelter or a cool place inside. Also, to minimise the risk of heat stroke, do not walk your dog in the heat of the day. Certain breeds with short noses such as Pugs, Boston Terriers and Bulldogs (Brachycephalic breeds), are more prone to heatstroke as their respiratory system is not as effective at circulating air for cooling. Heatstroke is a very serious condition, requiring urgent attention. Some of the signs of heatstroke may include distress, rapid panting, salivation, red or blue tinged gums- if you have any concerns about your pet, seek veterinary attention immediately.
Practice News and Information
Meet our latest graduating puppy class – congratulations to Spencer, Ollie, Ari, Blizzard and Echo!
Between the ages of 6-16 weeks, a puppy will learn many of the social skills that it will retain for life, so not only is puppy school a lot of fun, it is just as important to your puppy’s long term health as nutrition and preventive care. It is also a wonderful bonding opportunity for you and your puppy.
Having classes held on site, also helps these pups build a positive association with coming to the vet, which often helps ease any anxiety for future visits. We look forward to seeing these guys grow up, some bigger than others!
Spring is here, and so are the ticks!
Spring is here and everything grows. So, for our pets, this means more walks, more sunshine, and more flowers to sniff. But, Spring also means lots more ticks.
Ticks are a potential danger to dogs and cats all year round, but at this time of year we do see many more dogs and cats in our hospital that are affected by tick poisoning.