an American insight…

The work of a Vet in a local Veterinary practice rarely involves international travel but last week was a bit of an exception for me when I travelled with a small group of Vets to Florida to attend the North American Veterinary Congress in Orlando.   It was a bit...

Wellington

Wellington is a Persian cat who has been a regular visitor to Donaldson’s for 18 years. Persians can have sad looking faces and Wellington never looks as though he is enjoying his visit to the Vets; but he is a surprisingly tough little chap and has a very appealing...

Ear Mites

Over the last couple of weeks, I have seen a number of cats suffering from ear mites- an itchy and debilitating ear infection.   These small parasites { (Otodectes cynotis) } are spread by cat to cat contact and they then spend their entire life on the cat. The...

the New Year’s Resolution

At the beginning of 2015, I would urge pet owners making New Year’s resolutions not to forget their pets, particularly their dogs, in respect of health and weight control regimes in the New Year. A recent survey showed that 95% of companion animal vets said that...

Blossom’s Puppies

This week sees a New Year and a new start for 11 Paterson puppies.   Our Chocolate Labrador “Blossom” had a litter of puppies 8 weeks ago and over the next few days, they will be going to their new homes.   Although Blossom is Chocolate, the dog we used does...