18 05, 2020

How owning a pet can be good for your mental health

By |2020-05-18T17:08:40+01:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: general|0 Comments

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, so we wanted to explore the connection between pet ownership and mental health. Thankfully, in more recent times, the conversation about mental health is more open and honest than ever. Members of the Royal family have spoken out about their own mental health issues and act [...]

5 05, 2020

Deaf awareness week – the important role of dogs

By |2020-05-05T16:42:22+01:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: general|0 Comments

We love dogs; they’re amazing companions - fun, loving, and they bring us lots of joy. But for some people their dog is more than just a pet – they’re a lifeline. Most of us are familiar with Guide Dogs, who are bred and trained to help people with visual impairments navigate their way around [...]

4 05, 2020

Protect your pet from the sun

By |2020-05-04T18:44:32+01:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on Protect your pet from the sun

As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which are brought on by hot weather, including sunburn, footpad burns, dehydration and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke. While heat stress is more common [...]

1 05, 2020

Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

By |2020-05-01T20:45:49+01:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. This campaign, led by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role of the veterinary nursing profession to the public. Veterinary nurses are an integral part of the veterinary team at Metrovet, and are vital for the smooth running of any veterinary [...]

17 04, 2020

Puppy Development during COVID-19

By |2020-04-17T16:09:19+01:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on Puppy Development during COVID-19

Are you wondering how to safely socialise your new puppy during the coronavirus lockdown? We’ve put together a few tips for all new puppy parents. As we all do our best to stay safe and comply with the government’s lockdown restrictions, puppies are likely to have their primary vaccination course later than usual. This delay [...]

16 04, 2020

How to tackle ticks – during the warmer months

By |2020-04-16T18:10:52+01:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on How to tackle ticks – during the warmer months

Want to know the facts and how to avoid ticks this season? As we approach the warmer months, when ticks like to make an appearance, we wanted to give our pet owners a head start in preparing to tackle ticks! Ticks live in tall grass and wooded areas such as trees, shrubs and leaf piles, [...]

9 04, 2020

The weekend of chocolate & treats – keeping our pets safe

By |2020-04-09T19:37:14+01:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on The weekend of chocolate & treats – keeping our pets safe

The majority of the nation gets excited to be eating Easter eggs or chocolate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner or perhaps all three! But we need to careful and ensure our pets don’t get a hold of any, as chocolate could be dangerous for our animals, especially dogs! What should you look out for this [...]

20 03, 2020

International day of happiness – how pets contribute to our Mental Wellbeing

By |2020-03-20T11:23:55+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on International day of happiness – how pets contribute to our Mental Wellbeing

The ongoing uncertainty surrounding the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will no doubt cause disruption to our usual routine and reduce the amount of social contact we have – preventing us from doing some of the things we enjoy which helps protect and maintain our mental wellbeing. With today, March 20, being International Day of Happiness, [...]