Fleas

There is only just the faintest whiff of Spring in the air and yet it seems that, already, fleas have become more active and are breeding in numbers in many locations around Kirklees and Halifax. Fleas are present throughout the year, on pets and in the environment....

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...

Post-lambing Report

Spring definitely feels to be just around the corner and at Donaldson’s Vets that means one thing – Lambing Time. During the day, there is a steady procession of sheep brought to the surgery in the back of Land Rovers and Pickups for help with lambing and the...

Feline Infectious peritonitis (‘FIP’)

We have recently seen a number of cats at the surgery suffering from a condition called Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Very sadly, FIP is a fatal, incurable disease that affects cats. It is caused by Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV), which is a mutation...

Alabama Rot…

There have been several reports in the media last week, about several unexplained deaths in dogs which had recently been walked in woodland areas, primarily in the New Forest, but also in several other areas, as far afield as Durham. The first recorded case was...