Larkmead News - Small Animals

Client Rolo makes headline news

  Chocolate Labrador Rolo, and Larkmead Vet Nurse Kate Robson have been making headlines this month. A healthier, slimmer Rolo was recently featured in VN Times, because of his successful weight...

New food for your pets

Good nutrition is vital for the health, wellbeing and life expectancy of our pets. After careful consideration we’re happy to announce that Dechra SPECIFIC range is now the main pet food Larkmead...

The importance of preventative healthcare

Preventative healthcare is important for both your pet and your family. It consists of routine vaccination and anti-parasitic treatments (against fleas, worms and ticks). Vaccination

Does your pet have a skin problem?

Itchy?  Scabby?  Smelly? Does any of this apply to your pet?  Are they licking their feet excessively?  Are those ears whiffy? If so, it’s likely that they have a skin problem. Help is at hand and...

FREE talk on 'Caring for your rabbit'

If you own a rabbit or are thinking of getting one, come along to our free talk on caring for your rabbit, Thursday 23 June 2016 7.30pm, at our Didcot branch. Vet Laura will cover everything you...

New risk to rabbit health

In the UK we vaccinate our pet rabbits against two diseases – both of which can be deadly. These diseases are Rabbit haemorrhagic disease and Myxomatosis. They are both prevalent in the UK meaning...

The Facts on Hyperthyroidism

What is hyperthyroidism? A disorder where the thyroid gland, which controls metabolism, is overactive in the production of its hormones. Too much of these hormones result in the animal burning off...

Celebrating our wonderful vet nurses!

This month is British Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month and we’ve been taking the opportunity to celebrate our wonderful vet nurses here at Larkmead. We asked some of our practice staff, from...

Beware of Snake Bites

With the lovely hot weather over the weekend recently we have had our first snake bite. The recipient was a 13 year old Labrador who didn’t hear the hissing or notice the snake reared up ready to...

A Day in the Life of Vet Nurse Zoe

  May is Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of the role of the veterinary nurse in practice and the provision of responsible pet care to the general public. We’d like to...