Taking your cat to the vets

A visit to the vet can be stressful for cats, and therefore stressful for you too! You will need a sturdy cat carrier to get your cat from your home to the vet practice. Make sure it has strong handles and fastens securely. A cat carrier will be an unfamiliar environment for your cat, so…

Pet travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

If you’re planning on taking your pet to an EU Country after 1 January 2021, there’s some important information you need to know. Before your dog, cat or ferret can travel for the first time after this date, you’ll need to start taking the following steps four months before you’re planning to travel … Arrange…

Seven interesting dog facts for you to ponder

We’ve “fetched” seven fun canine facts to share with you. You may know some of these already, and others may be new info for your trivia bank… Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not colour-blind. [Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica] Dogs are not colour-blind in the sense that they see more than just black, white and grey.…

Barbecues and your pets – things to consider  

Picture the scene…you’re in your garden, the sun is shining, maybe you have friends and family round to visit, and the charcoals are just about ready for you to start cooking al fresco. The last thing you want is an emergency vet visit with your beloved pet. If you’re planning a barbecue this weekend, here are…

Going to the beach with your dog this summer?

With restrictions on holidays abroad, and ongoing updates to the quarantine list, many people are opting for a ‘staycation’ in the UK this year. If your summer plans involve a trip to one of our beautiful beaches and your dog is lucky enough to be joining you, here are some things to be mindful of:…

Taking your dog out in public

The daily walk forms an important part of our dog’s routine; a chance for them to stretch their legs (and ours!). As it’s something we do every day, we may not always be aware of some of the rules and restrictions in place when we wander through the park or woodland. It’s always best to…

Camping with your dog

Have your holiday plans this summer taken on a different look and feel? Are you swapping sunbeds and sand for…well, a field? Camping and caravanning is the holiday trend for summer 2020. Many campsites are fully prepared to safely cater for families over the coming months and the great news is, many are happy to…

Grass seed dangers to cats and dogs

Grass seeds are a common problem during the spring and summer months. While your pet explores the outdoors, grass seed can easily brush off the tops of long grass stems onto their bodies. The seeds have pointed ends and are exceptionally sharp, so they become trapped in your pet’s fur and due to their shape…

AAS VETS COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 29th June Update

We can now offer additional services for our patients, while still adhering to COVID-19 social distancing rules. Any additional services we can offer will depend on a risk assessment which considers the safety of our clients and teams along with the welfare of your pet. As a Practice, we have been preparing for how we…