IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PRODUCT RECALL

Fold Hill Foods has taken precautionary action to recall several dry cat food diets due to safety concerns. This is a result of a concerning spike detected by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the number of pancytopenia cases in cats throughout the UK. What should I do? If you have bought any of the…

We’re all ears when it comes to your rabbit

Every year we celebrate Rabbit Awareness Week, a week dedicated to our rabbits. This year is the 15th year of the celebration, where we will be hopping through the years, as we provide you with the best information about how to care for your rabbit and how adapting their care throughout their years will help…

Kennel cough myths and facts

The very name ‘kennel cough’ suggest that dogs are only at risk of contracting this airborne disease if you put them into boarding kennels, while you go on holiday for example. As AAS Vets in Gloucester area say, it’s for this reason that many pet owners don’t get their dog vaccinated, because they don’t see…

Gloucester Vets warn about grass seeds & freshly cut grass hazards

AAS Vets in Gloucester, with practices in Abbeydale, Stroud Five Valleys, Quedgeley and Hucclecote, issue a warning about grass seeds season.  It is the season when issues related to grass seeds are quite common in pets, especially for dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors. Grass seeds can attach anywhere, but they most commonly…

Stroud Vets advice on exercising your puppy and kitten

AAS Vets in Gloucester, with practices in Abbeydale, Stroud Five Valleys, Quedgeley and Hucclecote, answer any questions you may have about how to best exercise your kitten or puppy. Puppies and kittens often have endless amounts of energy and enthusiasm, this is a great way to view the world, and we should encourage this optimism…

Guinea pig space requirements

Did you know that there are guidelines for minimum space requirements for housing guinea pigs? 🐹 We have pulled together some guidelines for you to ensure that your guinea pigs have the space they need to keep fit and healthy. When you’ve chosen your guinea pigs, it is important to consider the space they will…

Protect your dog against Kennel Cough

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs? Maybe out on walks, at the park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. And, with our new oral vaccine, it’s now even easier to protect your dog.   Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very contagious…

Preparing your pet for life after lockdown

How do you feel about the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions? Relieved? Anxious? If we could ask our pets the same question, we’re fairly certain their answers would put them in one of two camps; those who are looking forward to the peace and quiet and those dreading not being with us 24/7. If your…

Ear mites in cats and dogs

The ear mite, Otodectes Cynotis, is a mite that lives on dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets. It is typically found in the ear canal but can also live on the skin of your pet. Ear mites are caught through direct contact with another carrier animal. The mite may be seen as a white speck, about…

Bacterial skin infections in dogs

Bacterial skin infections can have many causes, such as allergies. Regardless of the reason, skin infections require swift action by pet owners as they cause itching and pain. Some dogs are more vulnerable to develop bacterial skin infections than others. It’s important to check common areas like the paws, groins and armpits. Skinfolds are particularly…