Larkmead News

Ticks or Mass?

Spring has come at last and with the sun out and the longer days, we all love to take our pets out to enjoy the sunshine and explore new places. Ticks are a common parasite in our countryside,...

Preparation for Turnout

Turnout is fast approaching for most and has already happened for a few. It is the time of year where there is an opportunity to get our house in order. Anyone who has had the unfortunate...

Travelling Abroad with Your Dog or Cat

It has never been easier to take your pet abroad on holiday with you and your family; however, there are a few important things to consider before you travel with your cat or dog. It is important...

Now is the Time to Start Preparing for Fireworks Season

Although it may seem like fireworks season is a long way away, it is important to start desensitising activities early to help your pets cope. The majority of pets are most fearful of the loud...

Preparing Suckler Cows for Calving

  Claerwen has written a summary of some important points to be taken into account when preparing suckler cows for calving:  

We Love Our Rescue Pets

  Olive is a terrier-type rescue dog, and is Alex and Sam’s new puppy. “The decision to acquire a new dog is never an easy one, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The decision about what type of dog...

Sheep Abortion

  Abortion in any species is a scary prospect and is especially worrying in our sheep flocks. Any abortions should ideally be explored and if levels go above 2% should definitely be investigated....

Sophie's Weight Loss Success Story

This is Sophie, a 10 year old neutered Labrador who has been attending Kate's weight clinic since July 2016, weighing in at 34.15 kg. Sophie was at least 5 kg overweight with a body score of 4 and...

Nutrition in Pregnant Ewes - are we doing them justice?

Adelle writes: Late pregnancy is a critical time for nutrition in ewes.  During the last 8 weeks of pregnancy lambs put on 70% of their weight and this puts a huge metabolic strain on a ewe. If we...

Enjoy Christmas & Keep Your Pets Safe

With Christmas fast approaching we are starting to make plans for the festive break. Working out what to cook, where to get the turkey, where to sit great-aunt Bertha so that she is as far away...