Larkmead News - Small Animals

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...

Summer Issues - Stings & Grass Seeds

Dogs and cats love to chase buzzing insects. Unfortunately, this means that insect bites and stings are fairly common, especially at this time of year. With most stings your pet will experience...

What are Red Mites?

If you have, or are thinking of getting chickens, one of the biggest problems you will face are Red Mites. Red Mites are blood sucking parasites that live in the cracks and crevices of your...

Rabbits - Move Away from Muesli

Last week was Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) and at Larkmead we held a Rabbit Open Evening at our Great Western Park branch. Owners came along with their bunnies to see vets Ginny and Laura and for ...

Ticks - An Update

As pet owners, many of us are aware of ticks and some of the risks they carry. Ticks are creepy crawlies that bite and bury into flesh to feed on blood. Once they have had their fill, they just...

Tick Season is Upon Us!

Ticks are a group of parasitic arachnid species similar to spiders, scorpions and mites that range between 0.5 - 11mm in size, depending on the lifecycle. Ticks survive by feeding off mainly bird...

First Aid for Pets

First aid can be performed by anyone.  It can be lifesaving and is aimed to reduce pain and suffering in your pet before contacting your vet. One of the most common things you will have to deal...