Saturday Morning With Dr Jacqueline

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As our clients’ lives are getting busier, fewer people work traditional 9-5 hrs. Saturdays at the veterinary hospital are action packed. We’ll get to some of our regular patients

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Common Toxicities in your pet!

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In humans, paracetamol and ibuprofen are highly effective drugs in reducing pain and fever. In humans, paracetamol and ibuprofen are highly effective drugs in reducing pain and fever, but are poisonous to our dogs and cats. In these animals paracetamol destroys liver and blood cells and damages the kidneys. This is...
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Looking after That Smile

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Dental month has been and gone . But like us , caring teeth is a year. Dental disease is a very common problem in our pets but can lead to some serious issues. What starts off as rough, furry plaque sensation then leads to tartar build on teeth and quickly leads...
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Too Sweet

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Most of us consider our pets lovely and sweet but for a few of our patient sweetness runs in their veins. Too much sugar (glucose) in our blood results from a common condition called diabetes mellitus. Normally the hormone, insulin, tells our cells to take up and use the glucose from...
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Protection from Infection

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Protection from Infection Vaccination is the only protection, as many of these diseases have no known cure. What does a vaccination do? It introduces a small, non-infectious part of a disease into the body. The body's natural defence, the immune system is stimulated to produce protective antibodies and immune cells that...
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Looking After Your Pet In the Warmer Months

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Looking after your Pets in the warmer months Tips and tricks to keep your pet cool on these hot days. Make a pet icepole > Mix a low salt stock cube with water and place in an ice cream container. Add treats or kibbles and freeze. Your pet will love this...
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Itchy Pets , Summertime itches

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Have you ever noticed that at certain times of the year your loved pet won't stop grooming, scratching, or chewing themselves? Or maybe you have seen your pet rubbing or rolling themselves on things? If you have answered yes, to any of these, then the chances are your pet is itchy....
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Dental Awareness Month

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Free worming this month. Yep, shout it from the rooftops! You know we keep a close eye on all your pet's health needs. Looking after their teeth is a big part of this and ignored can lead to health concerns. August is dental awareness month and for the entire month we...
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Prepare for Play

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In the early days your puppy has energy to burn and it is important to bond with your puppy in these early stages. Everyone can be involved at some level. First get a toy box. It does not have to be flash but, you can safely store the toys away at...
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