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Lambing Season

Spring is always an exciting time in a Mixed Veterinary Practice and this spring has been no exception at Donaldson’s Vets. Pet owners visiting our surgeries are often surprised to see Landrovers and pickups backed up to the surgery door and are even more surprised...

Your New Dog

Probably the most important consideration once you have decided to become a dog owner is to select an appropriate breed. Different breeds of dog can have very different attributes and, as dog ownership is a long term commitment, having a dog that fits you and your...

New Pet Considerations

Last week, I wrote about some of the health benefits that can result from pet ownership. While these benefits are many and varied, and getting a new pet can be very exciting, there are lots of things to think about before choosing the right pet for you. A responsible...

Arthritis

Arthritis is a common and debilitating disease in pets as well as in people. The name comes from the Greek word for joint – arthro and the word for inflammation – itis and so Arthritis is “inflammation of the joint”. In the pets we see, there are 3 main types of...

Easter Eggs…..

At Easter and Christmas, many people have more chocolate in their homes than they do at other times of the year. Curious pets could be at risk if they hunt down their owners’ haul of chocolate eggs and treats this Easter.   Chocolate can be highly poisonous to...