Leaf Mould Allergy

We seem to have lurched from late summer into deepest winter over the last couple of weeks. With the sudden drop in temperatures and the recent wind and rain, it feels as though all the leaves have fallen off the trees within a matter of a few days. While initially...

Atopic Dermatitis

Pollens have been making the summer a misery for thousands of Hayfever sufferers. Many people struggle with their runny nose and eyes during the warm weather when the pollen levels are at their highest. Pets too can be affected by pollen sensitivities although the...

Autumnal Itch

Despite the mild September we have experienced, the dark evenings and mornings confirm that we have now left Summer behind and are heading into Autumn.   For the owners of many pets suffering from seasonal allergy problems caused by summer time pollens, the end...

Has Summer Arrived??

The weather has warmed up, the surgery air conditioning is working overtime, and so are the Vets and Nurses at the Donaldson’s surgeries as the summer’s seasonal conditions burst into life.   With the past winter having been mild, throughout the spring, we have...

Winter fleas??

Fleas are traditionally a summer time problem and are generally thought of as being rare at this time of the year and yet I have seen several cats and dogs in the surgery this week who have been suffering from a heavy flea infestation. Adult fleas are about 2 mm long...
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