Larkmead News

Reducing the Stress of Visiting the Vets

We all know the feeling, your cat’s annual health check and vaccination is due and you are immediately filled with dread.  Your usually delightful and gentle cat turns into a tiger as soon as the...

Exercising Your Dog

Exercise should be incorporated into your dog's daily routine and is shown to be beneficial for both their physical and mental health. Exercise requirements will vary for each individual and will...

Buyer Beware!

We often extol the virtues of good biosecurity on farm. This extends from good hygiene and PPE, to quarantine periods for incoming stock. Purchasing new stock for the herd or flock is an exciting...

Why Neuter?

At early visits to the vet with your new puppy or kitten, you are likely to be asked if you want to have your pet neutered when he/she reaches the right age. But what does neutering actually mean...

Gamebirds

Well, the rearing season is well and truly here. Unfortunately, the beginning of the season has been full of problems. The wet and wild May into June, with temperatures going up and down...

Pig Mange: how to spot it and how to treat it

The warm spring, coupled with a mild winter will result in earlier activity of flies, ticks and midges this year. All of these can be transmitters of disease, as well as causing disease themselves...

Protecting your Rabbits Against Fatal Disease

Our rabbits are all at risk of two potentially fatal diseases. Because of our very large wild population it is impossible to eliminate the risk of transmission in any way other than by vaccinating...

Protect your Family

As we move into warmer weather, the risk of zoonotic disease increases as we tend to be outside more in exposed areas. A zoonosis is a disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals....

Spring is here – and so are the flies, ticks and midges!

The warm spring, coupled with a mild winter will result in earlier activity of flies, ticks and midges this year. All of these can be transmitters of disease, as well as causing disease themselves...

The Importance of Vaccinations Explained

Vaccinations are essential to protect your furry family member, by creating a defensive level of antibodies to build up immunity for transmittable diseases. In the simplest sense, when a cat or...