May: Summer is here at last!

spaniel Dog on beach, holiday

Make sure your pets are protected:

As birds and rabbits are reproducing as fast as they can… so are the parasites that affect our pets. In addition to the pesky flea, ticks & lungworm now offer a serious risk to your pet’s health. It’s best to talk to your vet and choose safe, effective parasite control products that protect your pets from attack.

There’s lots of interesting information at

* Please be very careful NEVER to use dog spot-on permethrin treatments on your cat, they are very toxic indeed.

Bunny bottom alert:

Now that the warm weather is here check your rabbit’s rear twice daily to check it is clean and dry. Flystrike is a common, extremely distressing and often fatal disease.

Ideally protect your rabbit from flies with Rearguard Spot-on (available from your vet).

Abandoned baby birds?

It’s natural to feel concerned if you find a young bird on its own, but it is completely normal so there’s no need to be worried. These fledglings are doing exactly what nature intended, and have left the nest deliberately a short while before they are able to fly. The parents will be nearby.

As long as it is not in imminent danger from cars, leave well alone, and if you have a cat keep it in.

Microchip details:

Please ensure that your contact details on the database are kept up to date! We have had several lost pets whose owners have been very difficult to contact because of incorrect information.

by Jacky Macqueen