What to take when travelling with your pets…

Back at the beginning of March, the weather was a little bit tricky if you were trying to get anywhere. The snow might be a distant memory for most now, but you’ll probably still remember it clearly if you were unlucky enough to have been stranded on the roads or railways. It got us thinking… because some of the people who were stranded whilst travelling would have been with their pets.

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

You know we’re here for you and your pets whether you have a routine query or a blue light emergency. Whilst we all hope that our pets will never be taken seriously ill, or involved in an accident, it’s worth being prepared in case the worst should happen.

Scaredy Cats…

Is your cat a worrier? Or do certain situations make them nervous? In this article we look at how we can make nervous or fearful cats feel more secure.

Below the gumline…

Many pet dental diseases occur below the gum line, where you can’t see. Maybe that’s why dental problems can be missed even by the most observant pet owners. We’re offering FREE Dental Checks during February, so you can make sure your pets get their teeth checked over whether you’re concerned about something or just want peace of mind.

Winter weather top tips…

Winter weather can be a bit unpredictable! But we’ve certainly had our fair share of wind and rain recently! And now an “arctic blast” might be on the way! Oh, the joys of winter! Keeping ourselves dry and warm at this time of year can be hard work, and  caring for our pets through the winter has its own challenges.

New Year Resolutions!

Have you made any resolutions this new year? Do any of them involve your pets? If you’re still on the look out for a good new year resolution, how about resolving to teach your pets a new skill or giving them some extra special attention.

Christmas Holiday Time!

Christmas is a time for family. For some of us, that means travelling away from home to visit friends and relatives. Sometimes our pets can come along for the ride, but sometimes they need to have a little holiday of their own. As we’re getting close to the holiday season, we thought we’d share a couple of tips about choosing and using a kennels or cattery.

Be safe, be seen

We’ll all have noticed the evenings drawing in since the clocks went back an hour.  The shorter days mean that our pets will often be out and about in the dark. Whether you’re walking the dogs after work or letting the cats out after dinner, chances are it’s going to be that little bit darker outside. We’ve put together a few tips for keeping us and our pets safe and happy after sunset.

November is Senior Dog Month…

It’s senior dog month at your Local Vets practice, so we thought we’d share with you some tips and advice to help you care for your older dog.

Key hole spays now available

Summer Lane Vets is pleased to announce that we can now spay your female dog using key hole surgery. Known as a laparoscopic spay, this is an alternative to the traditional surgical method. As many of us will know from human medicine, keyhole surgery is less invasive and allows faster recovery time.