Larkmead News

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...

New food for your pets

Good nutrition is vital for the health, wellbeing and life expectancy of our pets. After careful consideration we’re happy to announce that Dechra SPECIFIC range is now the main pet food Larkmead...

It's Time to get your Tups Tested!

It may seem a bit premature to be talking about the rams going in (not for the early lambers!), but it's not too early. Spermatogenesis takes 6 weeks, so any insult, be that lameness, sickness,...