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Grass Seeds Season

June 26th, 2024

Grass seeds, particularly those from longer weedy grasses, are small, arrow-shaped seeds that can easily become lodged in your pet’s fur, skin, ears, eyes, nose, and even paws. Their shape . . .

Travelling Abroad with your Pet

May 14th, 2024

As the summer gets closer, we know that lots of you will be wanting to take your pet on holiday abroad with you. 

Watch out – it’s tick season!

April 29th, 2024

Did you know there are over 800 types of ticks? When the weather warms up, the ticks start to breed and feed, potentially putting you and your pet at risk. 

The CMA and the Veterinary Industry

March 28th, 2024

We, as an independent practice, welcome the CMA review. We strive to offer our clients clarity on pricing and as such publish our routine pricing on our website . . .

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.

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