Walking your dog safely in autumn and winter

  The nights are getting darker in Gloucester and there’s a chill in the air, but your dog still needs regular walks in order to stay fit and healthy. Here are some suggestions to keep both you and your pet safe whilst exercising during the coming months. Make yourself visible Lack of daylight sees an…

Dog owner warns of fly tipping dangers during walkies

Our client Pam wants dog owners in Gloucester to be aware of potential dangers when out walking their dogs, after her lurcher Ruby was badly injured by broken mirrors dumped irresponsibly on Robinswood Hill. Pam was walking eight year old Ruby when when suddenly she gave out a blood curdling yelp and fell to the floor. …

Cardiomyopathy in cats

There are a number of different heart diseases that can affect our cats in Gloucester; however, cardiomyopathy is the most common. But what is it and how do you know if your cat has it? We explore further below: What is cardiomyopathy? The term cardiomyopathy covers any disease that affects the heart muscle. There are…

Mitral valve disease (MVD) in dogs

There are many different heart conditions that can affect our dogs in Gloucester; however, mitral valve disease (MVD) is by far the most common. But what is MVD, and how do you know if your dog has it? We explore further below: What is mitral valve disease (MVD)? Also referred to as degenerative valve disease,…

Accessing our services

Whilst visiting us, we’re here to provide you and your pets with the best experience, in the safest way. Our practice, as always, has extensive hygiene measures in place. We are still encouraging social distancing, face coverings and contactless payments. However, we are very happy to be welcoming you into our consulting rooms and reception…

Preparing your pets for a change in season

As we move from one season to another, we think about the number of layers we need to wear and whether we need to alter our daily routine to cope with these changes in Gloucester. Whilst we consider the alterations we need to make; it is important to ensure that we also prepare our pets…

Learn how to identify and reduce worry, anxiety and stress in your pet

Just like humans, our pets can experience worry, anxiety and stress. Since we know how these emotions make us feel, we certainly want to help alleviate our pet’s distress where we can. However, our pets cannot voice their feelings, so how can we tell they are experiencing these emotions? The signs in pets are often…

Preparing your pets for firework season

Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Diwali. Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright flashes. Preparing your pet early can make a significant difference and will help your pet cope…

August bank holiday opening hours

The August bank holiday weekend in Gloucester is upon us whether you will be heading to the coast, off on a walking adventure or taking it easy at home in Gloucester this bank holiday, we just wanted to let you that our opening hours may differ, should you need us. All 4 of our branches…

How to prepare your dog ahead of fireworks

We understand that noisy celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year can cause nervousness in pets. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet. Signs of anxiety to look out for in dogs Pacing Cowering or…