Larkmead News

We've stocked up for Christmas!

Although the staff room usually has some treats in it (mostly provided by our lovely clients), the thing we always stock up on at this time of year is the drugs to make your pets sick. As yukky as...

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

September 2021 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...

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...