Larkmead News - Small Animals

Oh no! It's Firework Season Again!!

Fireworks can cause untold stress to our pets, meaning we as owners, can dread this time of year when they are particularly prevalent.  Here are some tips for getting through the nights which...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

New Year - New Look for your Pet?

  January is traditionally the month when we kick off our new years resolutions and for lots of us, that means a healthy eating campaign with the aim of shifting a few of the Christmas pounds. ...