Avoiding Winter Hazards

As we pass into December, temperatures have started to drop this week. Pet owners need to make sure their dogs and cats are kept free from hidden and potentially fatal hazards this winter. During the winter your pets can be affected by the cold and get ill. To avoid...

Arthritis

Arthritis is a common and debilitating disease in pets as well as in people. The name comes from the Greek word for joint – arthro and the word for inflammation – itis and so Arthritis is “inflammation of the joint”. In the pets we see, there are 3 main types of...

Family Christmas

Having the pets around on Christmas day can make a family Christmas complete. I love nothing better than watching a family movie after Christmas Dinner with my family on the sofa and my 3 dogs at my feet. It is great to involve the family pet in the Christmas...

Passive Smoking

The devastating effects of passive smoking in humans is well documented, but, at Donaldson’s Vets, we are concerned that many animal owners may be inadvertently harming their beloved pets by lighting up when they are together in an enclosed space. Legislation is now...

Last Minute Bonfire Night Advice

With bonfire night fast approaching, I would encourage pet owners who have not already done so, to start preparing pets now to prevent possible upset from fireworks. Firework noise can reach up to 150 decibels, as loud as a jet engine, and dogs, cats and other pets...