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Helping your pets to cope with the hot weather

Helping your pets to cope with the hot weather

It is important to keep your pet cool during hot weather to help prevent heat stroke and dehydration. These conditions, sadly, can make your pet seriously ill and can even prove fatal. Just as with people, the very young and the old, together with ill animals are most...
How to check if your pet’s weight is correct

How to check if your pet’s weight is correct

Just as for us, being overweight can be a problem for our pets. In pets obesity is defined as being more than 30% above their ideal bodyweight and according to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention, in 2018 approximately 59% of cats and 55% of dogs were overweight...
Cockburn Vets at BSAVA Congress 2019

Cockburn Vets at BSAVA Congress 2019

As veterinary nurses, we are used to early starts, even on the weekends! 5am wake ups seem a little better when you know you have an exciting day ahead of you. Alison, Maxine and I all gathered in the car for the road trip to Birmingham ICC. It had been a few years...
The Potential Impact of Brexit on the Pet Travel Scheme

The Potential Impact of Brexit on the Pet Travel Scheme

Currently dogs, cats and ferrets, which are pets, travel to Europe and back using the Pet Travel Scheme. Brexit means the rule which govern this may change. If the UK leaves the EU on the recently agreed date of 11th April 2019 WITHOUT a deal we may be treated as an...
Dog’s Saving Lives One Blood Donation at a Time!

Dog’s Saving Lives One Blood Donation at a Time!

It is a scenario we dread as dog owners, that our beloved pet is the victim of a traumatic accident or complex medical disease. But did you know that when your pet needs it most, there are other dogs helping to save their lives? The Pet Blood bank was established in...