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Collecting Urine Samples

January 24th, 2024

At some time during your pet’s lifetime, we may need to check a urine sample to help us diagnose a problem. When that time comes it is useful to know a few things to understand why we do this and how to make the process slightly easier. 

Tis the Season to be Careful . . .

December 22nd, 2023

As we embrace the festive season, it’s essential to ensure that our furry friends enjoy a safe and joyful Christmas too. At Larkmead, we want to keep you informed about potential hazards that can affect your pets.

The importance of muzzle training

November 27th, 2023

For owners of dogs who are fearful and can react with aggression, and of course, those who own an XL Bully (or other similarly built dog), getting your dog used to wearing a muzzle in a relaxed way is a good idea . . . 


October 20th, 2023

Finding a flea on your pet is horrible – but knowing the lifecycle of the flea can help you get rid of them, and also explain why you can sometimes see them on pets regularly treated with anti-parasitic medication.

Is your pup ready for fireworks season?

September 30th, 2023

Is this your pup’s first firework season? Are you concerned about how they might react? Now is the time to act to get them ready . . .

Changes to Prescribing Guidelines from 1st of September 2023

August 31st, 2023

From 1st September 2023 some new guidance from the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons – our governing body) comes into effect. It is important that you understand how these changes may affect you.

Heart Scans at Larkmead

July 25th, 2023

Here at Larkmead, we are able to offer many investigations in-house without the need for expensive referrals . . .

FIP – What is it and should I be worried?

July 21st, 2023

Feline coronavirus is spread via faeces. FIP occurs due to the spontaneous mutation of a very common variant of coronavirus that is thought to affect up to 40% of household cats without causing any problems.

Pet Proactive Pet Insurance

June 15th, 2023

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Pet Proactive pet insurance which directly benefits Larkmead customers.  

Let’s Talk about Blood Pressure

May 15th, 2023

Hypertension or high blood pressure can affect many older cats without causing obvious clinical signs. Any cat over the age of 7 may be affected – read more . . .

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