…from small acorns……….

When 6 month old “Splodge” the spaniel was presented to me last week, he was showing signs of a very nasty bout of gastroenteritis and was feeling extremely sorry for himself. His owner told me that Splodge had had terrible vomiting and diarrhoea the...

Online Advertising of Pets

  As the owner of a litter of 5 week old puppies, I am only too aware of the responsibility of finding good homes for them. Fortunately, all of our puppies have fantastic homes to go to and we have the beginnings of a waiting list for our next litter but there...

Southdown Sale….

As regular readers will know, in addition to working with animals during the day at Donaldson’s Vets, I have a bit of a menagerie at home.   We started with 2 pedigree Southdown sheep that were given to me by a colleague 7 years ago and have gradually grown our...

Puppy update

It seems like no time since I wrote my weekly column sitting on the floor at the side of our welping box while our pet Labrador “Blossom” had her puppies. Today the puppies are 3 weeks old and they have changed so much in such a short space of time. All puppies are...