Larkmead News - Small Animals

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. ...

Tis the Season to be Wary!

As the big day gets nearer, we prepare ourselves for the dogs who have eaten Christmas cake and chocolates! It's so easy for us to put our slice of cake down to answer the phone (or leave...

Looking After Your Pets Routine Healthcare Needs

In modern society we understand the benefits of good nutrition, looking after our bodies and preventative healthcare - the same applies to our pets. We want them to lead long and happy lives and...

How to get a urine sample from your pet!

For October and November we are focusing on endocrine diseases. These diseases are caused by the body producing too much or too little of a certain hormone and are found in humans as well as...

Would you know if your cat had toothache or your dog had dental disease?

Too often the importance of dental hygiene is overlooked in our cats and dogs – and during dental awareness month we wanted to highlight this. Having dog or cat breath isn’t “normal” for our pets...