Christmas at home

With the festive period well underway, I would urge pet owners to watch out for potential hazards to their pets this Christmas.   Traditional treats, such as chocolate and tinsel, are very festive but vets are increasingly concerned by the health problems they...

Rock Salt

We have only had a couple of cold nights so far this winter but we have already seen our first few cases of problems associated with rock salt.   Rock salt is a mixture of salt (sodium chloride) and grit, and is used to help de-ice roads in winter. Rock salt can...

Hibernating hedgehogs

At this time of year, many of our native wildlife species are preparing for hibernation. There are few more iconic images of the garden in autumn than the sight of a hedgehog rummaging around in a pile of leaves. Hedgehogs are a gardener’s friend, as they eat snails,...

Tinkerbell the ferret

                        At Donaldsons’, we really do treat all creatures, great and small. From 700kg bulls and 18 hand horses to gerbils and hamsters….life is never dull. The size of an animal can have quite...
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