Larkmead News

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...

Legal requirement for birds to be housed indoors from the 14/12/20

On the 14th of December 2020, it will be a legal requirement for all birds to be kept indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of avian influenza following a number...

Max Wins Young Farm Vet of the Year 2020

We are delighted to announce that Larkmead Farm Vet and Partner, Max Wood, has won the Young Farm Vet of the Year award at the National Pig Awards 2020.  Max was unveiled as the winner at a...

Lockdown Puppies

Puppy training & socialising during 2020 (Please remember to follow government guidelines if and when they change) September 2020 The points listed below are useful whatever the age of your...

COVID-19 - Some Frequently Asked Questions

We thought it would be helpful to share a few of the questions we are being asked at the moment. Please note that as the situation changes, these answers may have to change too so please check...