What are Pet Health Plans all about?

Even healthy pets need plenty of care and attention from their vet! That’s why a pet health plan is a great investment for your pet. Pet health plans are not pet insurance…

It’s Weight & Nutrition Month in April!

The diet starts next week… isn’t that what people always say?! But what would your pets say if they were told it’s time to review how much they’re eating and how much they’re exercising?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cat napping

On average, cats spend two thirds of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life! And cats tend to sleep more as they get older…