November: Winter is Coming!

Bonfire Night

If your pet is afraid of fireworks (and most are) be prepared. Create a soundproof, comfortable den where your pet can feel safe. If you usually give medication to help, then talk to your vet as soon as possible as some treatments take several days to reach full effect.

If your cat normally goes out at night, keep him indoors and lock the cat flap, remembering to shut all the windows and provide a litter box. Walk and feed your dog early, draw the curtains…and relax together.

Winter Stiffnesses

Our older pets feel the aches and pains of arthritis just as much as we do, but they can’t tell us. So if your dog is slow to greet you in the morning or your cat has become a couch potato, please have them checked by your vet.

There is a lot you can do to help, such as strict weight control, regular &  interesting exercise, soft warm beds and physiotherapy.

Additional veterinary treatments include food supplements, K laser therapy, cartilage restoration injections, and anti-inflammatory medications.

Book an appointment for a Senior Clinic with our friendly nursing team for lots more advice on getting your pet back up to speed!

World Diabetes Day: November 14th

Did you know that both cats and dogs also suffer from this illness? If your pet is thirsty, urinating frequently and losing weight whilst being hungry, have them checked over. It most commonly affects overweight pets in their middle years. Once stabilised on regular insulin injections and a suitable diet and exercise regime they can enjoy normal life again.

By Jacky Macqueen