Larkmead News

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...

Clostridial Disease in Cattle

It’s been noted recently by many of the vets that very few of our cattle clients are using vaccines against Clostridial disease. A much lower proportion of cattle farms seem to be using it...

New Puppy or Kitten - Time to Think About Noise Sensitivities!

Studies have shown that animals born earlier in the year are more likely to have noise sensitivities/fear of fireworks in later life. This is because when animals are younger, their brains are...

Travelling Abroad this Summer

  With the unknown future surrounding Brexit, pet travel to Europe is one of the many things affected by the ongoing negotiations and we do not have a definitive answer on how UK pets will be able...