more fleas….

Fleas can be a problem throughout the year but their lifecycle speeds up in warmer weather and we are seeing lots of pets at the minute who are suffering from a flea infestation. Adult fleas usually stay on the one animal. The adults start to lay eggs from 2 days of...

Flystrike (maggots)

With the warmer weather we have had in the last few weeks, the Vets at Donaldson’s have seen the usual stream of summer conditions presented at the surgery. Today’s column deals with one of the few conditions that turns my stomach (after nearly 18 years in the job, I...

Honley Show

  After the disastrous washout of last year, this year’s Honley Show was as glorious as the blue skies and sunshine overhead. The Honley Show weekend is always a busy weekend for Donaldson’s as we load vehicles and head up to the showground to man our stall for...

The Humble Flea….

What a wonderful start to the Great British summer! Long dog walks in the countryside, and long hours of basking in the garden shade for our cats: happy times. However, we must not forget that the rise in ambient temperature is also conducive to a rapidly expanding...