13 10, 2021

Walking your dog safely in autumn and winter

By |2021-10-15T02:42:08+01:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: general|0 Comments

The nights are getting darker and there’s a chill in the air, but your dog still needs regular walks in order to stay fit and healthy. Here are some suggestions to keep both you and your pet safe whilst exercising during the coming months. Make yourself visible Lack of daylight sees an increase in traffic [...]

8 10, 2021

Cardiomyopathy in cats

By |2021-10-08T17:39:24+01:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: general|0 Comments

There are a number of different heart diseases that can affect our cats; however, cardiomyopathy is the most common. But what is it and how do you know if your cat has it? We explore further below: What is cardiomyopathy? The term cardiomyopathy covers any disease that affects the heart muscle. There are different types [...]

4 10, 2021

Mitral Valve Disease (MVD) in dogs

By |2021-10-04T19:05:37+01:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: general|0 Comments

There are many different heart conditions that can affect our dogs; however, mitral valve disease (MVD) is by far the most common. But what is MVD, and how do you know if your dog has it? We explore further below: What is mitral valve disease (MVD)? Also referred to as degenerative valve disease, MVD involves [...]

24 09, 2021

Preparing your pet for a change in season

By |2021-09-24T21:29:57+01:00September 24th, 2021|Categories: general|Comments Off on Preparing your pet for a change in season

As we move from one season to another, we think about the number of layers we need to wear and whether we need to alter our daily routine to cope with the changes. Whilst we consider the alterations we need to make; it is important to ensure that we also prepare our pets for the [...]

19 09, 2021

Metrovet September 2021 update

By |2021-09-20T01:20:09+01:00September 19th, 2021|Categories: COVID|Comments Off on Metrovet September 2021 update

Whilst visiting us, we're here to provide you and your pets with the best experience, in the safest way. Our practice, as always, has extensive hygiene measures in place. We are still encouraging social distancing, face coverings and contactless payments. However, we are very happy to be welcoming you into our consulting rooms and reception [...]

8 09, 2021

Learn how to identify and reduce worry, anxiety and stress in your pet

By |2021-09-08T19:08:01+01:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: general|Comments Off on Learn how to identify and reduce worry, anxiety and stress in your pet

Just like humans, our pets can experience worry, anxiety and stress. Since we know how these emotions make us feel, we certainly want to help alleviate our pet’s distress where we can. However, our pets cannot voice their feelings, so how can we tell they are experiencing these emotions? The signs in pets are often [...]

1 09, 2021

Preparing your pets for firework season

By |2021-09-02T16:24:59+01:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: general|Comments Off on Preparing your pets for firework season

Preparing your pets and keeping them safe and calm on bonfire night and other seasonal events. Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Diwali. Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright [...]

27 08, 2021

Top tips to calm your anxious and stressed pet

By |2021-08-27T02:22:32+01:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: general|Comments Off on Top tips to calm your anxious and stressed pet

Like humans, pets often suffer from everyday stress that can lead to issues that can cause them to become anxious or stressed. Unfortunately, while humans have some means at their disposal to deal with such issues, pets aren’t so lucky. So here are some effective ways to help reduce and relieve anxiety and stress in [...]

22 08, 2021

Have a worry-free experience when taking your cat to the vet

By |2021-08-22T21:40:12+01:00August 22nd, 2021|Categories: general|Comments Off on Have a worry-free experience when taking your cat to the vet

We know regular veterinary visits benefit our cats – but taking them for an appointment can pose a challenge if not done correctly. Cats by nature are independent, territorial and need to feel in control. So – all these things can make trips to the vets eventful for both you and your cat. Preparation for [...]

19 08, 2021

Preparing your pet for home life changes

By |2021-08-19T17:14:53+01:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: general|Comments Off on Preparing your pet for home life changes

The end of the summer holidays brings with it another change in home life for our pets. When considering this change, we could put them in one of two camps: those looking forward to the peace and quiet and those dreading not being with us 24/7. If your pet falls into the first category, they’ll [...]

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