Larkmead News - Small Animals

Travelling Abroad with Your Dog or Cat

It has never been easier to take your pet abroad on holiday with you and your family; however, there are a few important things to consider before you travel with your cat or dog. It is important...

Now is the Time to Start Preparing for Fireworks Season

Although it may seem like fireworks season is a long way away, it is important to start desensitising activities early to help your pets cope. The majority of pets are most fearful of the loud...

We Love Our Rescue Pets

  Olive is a terrier-type rescue dog, and is Alex and Sam’s new puppy. “The decision to acquire a new dog is never an easy one, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The decision about what type of dog...

Sophie's Weight Loss Success Story

This is Sophie, a 10 year old neutered Labrador who has been attending Kate's weight clinic since July 2016, weighing in at 34.15 kg. Sophie was at least 5 kg overweight with a body score of 4 and...

Enjoy Christmas & Keep Your Pets Safe

With Christmas fast approaching we are starting to make plans for the festive break. Working out what to cook, where to get the turkey, where to sit great-aunt Bertha so that she is as far away...

The Story of Itchy Mac

Mac has been a big challenge to his owners and to our vet Janet. Mac is a 12 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier type who came from a rescue centre with skin problems. He scratched constantly and...

Brrr....Is your pet affected by the cold, damp weather?

Senior Vet, Tim Hutchinson, writes: The weather forecasters promise us that, after a mild dry start to autumn, it is going to turn significantly more cold and damp. This forecast is hardly the...

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...

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...