Downe Vets Newcastle Branch is now opening with extended hours. From Monday 10th August 2020 we will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for consultations and minor procedures. We are pleased to announce that we are in a position to offer dog grooming. Please use our website to book in or simply give us … Continue reading We’re Back!
You didn’t really think you could read this column and get away from Brexit, did you? Well, you can’t! Brexit will likely impact on animal health in the same way it impacts on most aspects of our lives. One of the most visible impacts of EU membership on pet welfare was the introduction of the … Continue reading How Will My Dog be Affected by a No-Deal Brexit?
There can be no doubt that cats think a lot of themselves. They always take the best seat in the house - whether that be on your lap as you read, on the fresh laundry basket, or even on top of the radiator. They no doubt feel that they deserve this. But where does this … Continue reading Shoud You Worship Your Cat Like a god?
Does your cat get worried about going to the vets?It is no secret that cats don’t like being told what to do. So what happens when you have to go to the vets for their annual checkup? When it comes to the vets, cats seem to have a sixth sense. You book the appointment, plan … Continue reading How to Reduce Stress in Your Cat Prior to Visiting the Vets
One of my very good clients informed me today that summer is a popular time for families to get new puppies. This was news to me - I thought that people generally got dogs around Christmas time. But I was labouring under a misconception. Summer holidays are actually the times that families feel that they … Continue reading What (not) to Look Out for When Buying a Pup
This week we shall turn to the equestrian world. As related a month ago in this column, you will be very aware that Downpatrick is a cradle of modern horse racing. We have one of the finest courses in Ireland and been blessed by the visits of some equine superstars. I see no reason why … Continue reading Should we Still be Whipping Racehorses in the 21st Century?
Please forgive the melodramatic title. But trouble is brewing in Lecale, right under our noses. And indeed inside our noses. In these divided times, this is a problem that has the potential to unite us all, rich and poor, old and young. The problem has the rather unsexy name of “Antibiotic Resistance” (AR), but I … Continue reading Antibiotic Resistance – A New Plague?