Larkmead News - Small Animals

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...

COVID-19

Update 24th March 2020 We are committed to being there for you and your pets. However, in line with the government announcement on the 23rd of March, we are restricting our services to urgent and...

Even Vet Pets get dental problems!

Vet Dana adopted this gorgeous boy when he was about 1 year old. She writes "he was poorly at the time and needed surgery on both his eyes, leaving him a bit head shy. So this meant regularly...

Some Top Tips to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

The top 3 new years resolutions are to exercise more, lose weight and save money! At Larkmead we regularly see pets that are overweight and just like with us, this can contribute to a number of...

The Dangers of Christmas!

We all love treats at Christmas and the temptation to snaffle a chocolate (or 17) can sometimes be too much for your dog if they're left within reach. Last Christmas Eve we saw an unprecedented...

Looking After Your Senior Pets

Generally pets are classed as senior once they reach 7-8 years old, although it can be earlier for some breeds. Just like with ourselves, their needs can change and it is worth ensuring that we...

Oh no! It's Firework Season Again!!

Fireworks can cause untold stress to our pets, meaning we as owners, can dread this time of year when they are particularly prevalent.  Here are some tips for getting through the nights which...

Reducing the Stress of Visiting the Vets

We all know the feeling, your cat’s annual health check and vaccination is due and you are immediately filled with dread.  Your usually delightful and gentle cat turns into a tiger as soon as the...

Exercising Your Dog

Exercise should be incorporated into your dog's daily routine and is shown to be beneficial for both their physical and mental health. Exercise requirements will vary for each individual and will...

Why Neuter?

At early visits to the vet with your new puppy or kitten, you are likely to be asked if you want to have your pet neutered when he/she reaches the right age. But what does neutering actually mean...