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.

Firework fears…

Our pets can’t understand what fireworks are about. To them, the loud noises and bright flashes are scary and unexpected and our pets often want to escape from what is a high-stress situation for them.

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…

Ticks making the news

Most pet owners know that ticks are bad news for our furry family members. But did you know they are pose a risk to the rest of the family too?