23 01, 2021

Advice on grooming your cat or dog at home

By |2021-01-23T04:20:06+00:00January 23rd, 2021|Categories: general|0 Comments

Grooming is an important part of pet welfare and wellbeing and should be carried out regularly. Spending time grooming your dog or cat can benefit your own mental health and improve your relationship with them. It is a good idea to start getting your pets used to grooming from an early age.  It’s also a [...]

23 01, 2021

Nutritional advice for dogs and cats

By |2021-01-23T04:17:03+00:00January 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

When we think about weight management in pets it can be easy to focus on their exercise routine and how active they might, or might not, be. However, getting them out for their daily walk is only part of it, and in fact what they eat from one day to the next plays an equally [...]

20 01, 2021

Starting your puppy off right!

By |2021-01-20T22:53:56+00:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: new pet|0 Comments

If you’ve recently got a new puppy, you may be wondering how to give them the best start to life. According to Dogs Trust, the first four months of a puppy’s life are crucial. It is when they learn what to make of all the things they experience in the world. Problems can arise when [...]

6 01, 2021

Metrovet COVID-19 (Coronavirus) January 2021 Update

By |2021-01-12T11:18:24+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: COVID|Comments Off on Metrovet COVID-19 (Coronavirus) January 2021 Update

Following the recent ‘stay at home’ and lockdown orders issued on 4th January 2021, we are continuing to offer a full a range of services for our patients, whilst adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. As a practice, we have adopted a contactless approach to appointments. We will continue to provide the same high-quality services with [...]

31 12, 2020

Pet passports no longer valid from 1 January 2021

By |2021-01-21T22:23:07+00:00December 31st, 2020|Categories: travel advice|Comments Off on Pet passports no longer valid from 1 January 2021

You can no longer use a pet passport issued in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) for travel to an EU country or Northern Ireland. You can still use a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland. Instead, pets travelling from Great Britain to an EU country or Northern Ireland will need an Animal Health Certificate [...]

20 12, 2020

January is National Walk Your Dog Month

By |2020-12-20T21:24:25+00:00December 20th, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on January is National Walk Your Dog Month

If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that every month is walk your dog month; our canine friends need regular exercise all year round! But during January – with the enjoyment of Christmas a distant memory, the cold weather continuing, and those dreaded January blues to deal with – it can be tempting to put [...]

17 12, 2020

Tooth Brushing Guide for Small Animals

By |2021-01-06T13:24:01+00:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on Tooth Brushing Guide for Small Animals

Brushing is by far the best method of keeping your pet’s teeth clean and is more successful if taken in stages. Ideally, it would help if you brushed your dog’s teeth at least once daily or three times at a minimum to help remove plaque and prevent tartar build-up. STAGE 1: Build confidence Smaller pets [...]

23 11, 2020

Senior Pets Physiotherapy

By |2020-12-15T13:31:55+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on Senior Pets Physiotherapy

There are a variety of complementary treatments available to help our senior pets, one of these being physiotherapy. Below we take a closer look at physiotherapy as a therapy and the benefits it can have for your pet.What is physiotherapy?Physiotherapy is a hugely beneficial discipline in helping manage senior patients, especially those who suffer from [...]

22 11, 2020

Antibiotic Awareness Week

By |2020-12-15T13:30:04+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on Antibiotic Awareness Week

Supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among clinicians, policymakers and also the public to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.Antibiotics have had an incredibly positive impact on human healthcare, animal health and animal welfare, [...]

21 11, 2020

Focus on Osteoarthritis in Dogs

By |2020-12-15T13:27:55+00:00November 21st, 2020|Categories: general|Comments Off on Focus on Osteoarthritis in Dogs

With the onset of colder weather, certain conditions that affect our pets can start to worsen. One of these conditions is Osteoarthritis (or OA for short) and below we take a closer look at the disorder and what can be done if your dog is diagnosed with it.What is OA? Osteoarthritis is a disorder that [...]

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