Our vets, Matt Smith and David Melleney, visited Shelley First School this week to meet with the pupils. The pupils have been learning about different careers and were keen for Matt and David to talk about what life is like being a vet!👨🏼⚕️🧑🏻⚕️🐶🐱🐰🐮
As well as learning more about the profession, the pupils also got to meet Matt’s pet cornsnake Sid and Bearded Dragon, Dennis! 🦎🐍 ... See MoreSee Less
This pooch had an unfortunate incident with a stick last week! ☹️ Whilst carrying in his mouth, the stick had snapped and part was lodged between the teeth on his top jaw! 🤭😮ouch!! This patient was sedated in order for his mouth to be safely examined and the stick removed. Thankfully, the damage in this case was minor and he will make a quick recovery! 🙂
We regularly treat dogs who have sustained injuries whilst playing with sticks, sometimes very severe! We always advise to try and discourage your dogs from playing with sticks and instead opt for safer purpose-made alternatives 👍🏻🐶 ... See MoreSee Less
Some very useful information if you are bringing flowers into your home 🌹🌷💐🌺Are you buying flowers for your loved one this valentines day? Remember to check they are cat friendly flowers if your partner has a cat. Florists can often advise on cat friendly plants and some supermarkets include warnings on the labels.
Lilies, that is, Lilium (true lily) and Hemerocallis (day lily) species, are poisonous to cats and cause kidney failure. The toxic chemicals and the mechanism of lily poisoning are unknown but all parts of the plant are thought to be toxic including the leaves, flowers and pollen.
Ingestion of even a small quantity (e.g. less than one leaf or part of a flower), as well as grooming pollen from the fur, is enough to potentially cause severe poisoning in a cat.
If you need advise regarding a plant your pet has ingested or is exposed to you can call the Animal PoisonLine on 01202 509 000. Veterinary professionals can all us on 0207 305 5055 for treatment advice. ... See MoreSee Less
Donaldson's Vets Donaldson's Vets is at Donaldson's Vets (Somerset Road 24 hour Surgery).
1 week ago
Lots of fun during the Wednesday training classes! 🐶🐕🦺🦮🐕😃
This week the pups were introduced to muzzles and buster collars. These items can seem scary to some dogs. Desensitisation when they are young is a really good idea, so if they are required to be worn in the future, the experience won’t be so daunting. ... See MoreSee Less
Was a pub back then,,,,in 1910/11 a trolley bus was passing by the prospect you can see the tram lines on the old picture ,,,,and something happened, and the trolley bus rolled back , terrible, some died,,,,
It then became a bridal shop, I don’t remember the year but I bought my 5 bridesmaids dressers from the shop in 1984.
Donaldson's Vets Donaldson's Vets is feeling wonderful at Donaldson's Vets (Shepley Surgery).
2 weeks ago
A good few weeks ago, Lola, a beautiful Newfoundland was brought to our Shepley branch by her concerned owner.
Lola was in the process of whelping (giving birth) but seemed to be having some difficulty. A caesarean had to be performed and 6 healthy puppies were delivered! 😃🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶
Over the last few weeks, Lola’s owner has kept us up to date with some lovely pictures of the pups. This week all the pups returned to Shepley to see vet Richi for their health check and vaccinations! 🩺💉
As you can see from the photos below, they have certainly grown well! Aren’t they just amazing?!😍 ... See MoreSee Less
Veterinary practices across the country have noticed a substantial increase in cases of vomiting in dogs. At Donaldson’s, we too have noticed this.
The University of Liverpool has launched an investigation into this as it appears to be a nationwide outbreak.
Symptoms to look out for include vomiting (often several times), lethargy, not eating and in some cases diarrhoea 🤢
Most dogs seem to improve with very conservative treatment and TLC at home but a small number do require hospitalisation.
If your dog starts to show symptoms, please consider the following......🤔 ▪️Refrain from bringing your dog to us straight away. Please phone us for advice. ▪️If you bring your dog to us, waiting with them in the car rather than in the waiting room will reduce the risk of infecting others. ▪️Don’t take your dog for their usual walks. Exercising your dog will risk leaving them exhausted and dehydrated, as well as potentially infecting other dogs!
For more information about the study by the University of Liverpool, please follow this link
Donaldson's Vets Donaldson's Vets is feeling fantastic at Donaldson's Vets (Shepley Surgery).
2 weeks ago
Congratulations to two of our receptionists at Shepley, Louise Dracup and Jenna Raynes. They have both been nominated for Petplan UK Veterinary Awards 2020 support staff of the year!! 😃🥳 ... See MoreSee Less
According to the Chinese zodiac..... 2020 is officially the year of the Rat! 🐀🐁 🇨🇳
Rats sadly have historically been portrayed in a negative light, said to be unclean and unsociable. ☹️ This couldn’t be further from the truth!
Rats make great family pets! They are very clean, incredibly intelligent and are highly sociable animals. Rats are arguably one of the most entertaining pets to own! 😃👍🏻 At Donaldson’s, rats are popular patients amongst our staff due to their endearing personalities. In fact, quite a few members of staff keep rats themselves!
I've owned many rats over the years. They're amazing pets. At one point I had 26 when I discovered 2 that I'd adopted from a rescue were pregnant and I didn't have the heart to rehome any of the babies. They were all utterly adorable.
This was my first ever pet, Tufty 🥰 that was about 16 years ago now!! Sheesh.
My rat and my dog were best pals 😍
Best little friends you’ll ever have 💖 they’re honestly like pocket sized dogs! So friendly and intelligent. I miss my babies 🐁
I love rats. They were amazing pets when we had them, so intelligent. X