Dog Health

Immunisation Awareness Month

It’s August! Which means a few things… school’s out, the sun is out and it’s also Immunisation Awareness Month! All Willows branches can provide your pet with their routine annual vaccinations, to prevent against: Species Vaccination Dog Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis Cat Flu, Enteritis, Leukaemia…

Signs of heatstroke in dogs, cats and small furries

With summer just a stone’s throw away (we hope!!) we wanted to share some symptoms of heatstroke in pets with you. Check out our blog from last month, with tips on how to keep your pet cool during the summer months. If you see a…

7 ways to prevent your pet getting heatstroke

With summer making its presence known, the risk of your pet getting heatstroke increases. Your pet is more likely to suffer in the heat because they have fur, which they cannot remove. Heatstroke can be fatal to your pet so it’s really important that they…

6 reasons to get your pet microchipped

Microchipping, if you don’t know, is the process of inserting a small chip under your pet’s skin. The microchip contains a unique code, which is linked to a database where essential information about your pet, such as your contact details can be found when it…

6 Easter Toxins for pets

It’s almost Easter, a time where family come together to make memorable moments, egg hunts take place in the garden, Spring is (finally!) showing its pretty face and most importantly it marks the end of lent (time to enjoy a treat or two!). However, there…

6 things to try to improve your pet’s anxiety

Just like humans, pets can experience anxiety. Anxiety in animals can be triggered by various scenarios and manifests in different ways, for example a dog may bark or whine or might even show hostile behaviour when they are anxious. But a cat might start showing…

Pet Dental Care: 5 Ways to help keep your dog or cat’s teeth healthy

It’s Pet Dental Health month, so to celebrate we’ve put together our top tips for looking after your pet’s gnashers.     1. Teeth brushing   You may or may not know that ideally your dog or cats’ teeth should be cleaned daily, and at the very least you should be cleaning…

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Dog Walks: 6 great places to walk your dog

January is ‘Walk Your Pet Month’, and what better excuse to get out in the fresh air and go exploring with your 4 pawed friend than on some of our favourite dog walks!   Here are our favourite places to go for a wander and…

Firework Advice for Dog Owners

Firework Advice For Dog Owners

We’ve written this blog giving firework advice for dog owners from a veterinary perspective to help to reduce the stress for both you and your dog during the firework season. Dogs are not used to loud noises such as fireworks and have acute hearing which…

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Skin Problems

From time to time you may notice that your cat or dog is not looking as pristine as they usually do. There are many causes of skin problems including allergies (seasonal and food), parasites, bacterial infections and stress. The typical symptoms may include: Flaky or…

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