Larkmead News

Do you dread fireworks season?

It is very important to spare a thought for our pets during the next few weeks. The firework season is here again and it is never just confined to one night. When our pets are bothered by...

Stay Calm! We can help . . .

It is very important to spare a thought for our pets during the next few weeks. The firework season is here again and it is never just confined to one night. When our pets are bothered by...

Heading into Autumn with a bang!

Although it seems that fireworks can be heard all year round now, there is still an upturn in activity in October/November leading some pet owners to dread this time of year. It is never nice to...

Shortage of Cat Vaccinations

There is currently a Europe-wide shortage of some types of feline vaccinations which has affected supplies across the UK. Not all feline vaccination parts are given annually so your cat may not be...

The Grass Seed Problem

It felt like summer came and went early this year but the grass seed problems are still being seen. 

Rabbit Companions

Rabbits are companion animals and in the wild they live in large groups, enjoying plenty of social interaction (and love - you know the expression!) As pets, they really should be kept in pairs (...

Heatstroke

Feeling hot, hot, hot? We bang on about heatstroke in dogs a lot and there's a reason for that - we still see casualties every year when the temperature rises, and often from fully preventable...

Lungworm

Lungworm infection in dogs is something we often hear a lot about.  It used to be a rare condition – but is on the increase in certain areas of the country.  As we are now starting to travel about...

It's Tick Time!

Tick infestations are usually seasonal in the UK between March and June, and again from August to November, but there is still a risk of picking them up all year round. There are over 12 species...

Let's talk about Bordetella

You've probably heard of Bordetella - it's more commonly known as Kennel Cough. But that's something that the veterinary industry is trying to change. You see, Bordetella doesn't just affect dogs...