Larkmead News

Brrr....Is your pet affected by the cold, damp weather?

Senior Vet, Tim Hutchinson, writes: The weather forecasters promise us that, after a mild dry start to autumn, it is going to turn significantly more cold and damp. This forecast is hardly the...

Liz recalls her recent on-call weekend

Larkmead is one of the few remaining practices who still do all their own out of hours work.  This is a huge plus point for our clients, as we are familiar with your farm and have access to...

How to help your pet through the firework season

Is your dog one of the 49%? Noise sensitivity is a common behavioural problem in dogs. One survey reported that almost half of dog owners (49%) stated that their dog was fearful of loud noises...

Dairy Farmers; could you help protect your cows’ potential?

Have you heard of Imrestor? We know that during the 60 days before to 30 days after calving, dairy cows experience a dip in their natural immunity, leaving them especially vulnerable to diseases...

Jon’s got a tooth ache

    Written by Vet Jade (pictured below). My dear colleague Jon (the vet) has tooth ache. He ate all of his lunch today but then has since started grumbling about THE PAIN! He can’t sleep; when he...

Preparation for Housing Cattle

Jon's Jottings Hopefully everyone’s finishing up harvesting and thoughts are turning back to your livestock. It won’t be much longer before the weather turns, fields are a quagmire and the cattle...

Keeping your pet cool in hot weather

Our Top Tips to help your pets stay cool in the hot weather this summer: Make sure your pet always has access to fresh water Give them access to shade, particularly during the hottest part of the...

Kidney Disease in Cats

Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) is a common progressive disease in the older cat. It affects up to 30% of cats over 10 years old. Cats are very good at ‘hiding’ early signs of illness which is one of...

It's the season for summer mastitis

We have already seen a few cases of summer mastitis this year. The peak time for this debilitating disease is July to September. It is a disease that primarily affects non-lactating animals. This...

Client Rolo makes headline news

  Chocolate Labrador Rolo, and Larkmead Vet Nurse Kate Robson have been making headlines this month. A healthier, slimmer Rolo was recently featured in VN Times, because of his successful weight...