Don’t worry - anal gland problems are very common! In this blog, we’re going to look at your dog’s anal glands - how they’re supposed to work, what sort of things go wrong, and how to fix them again. What are anal glands? Strictly speaking, they should probably be [...]
Advances in healthcare and pet education means our pets are living longer than ever before. With this happy news comes an inevitable increase in age-related health problems and a need to understand our pets’ changing needs. It’s important to recognise these signs in our pets. Screening to aid prevention, early [...]
Christmas time is approaching, a time when we all want to have fun and enjoy spending special, quality time with our families. As our pets form part of our families, we want to make sure they too can enjoy everything the festive period has to offer. What happens, however, if [...]
Halloween is over, and now the ghosts and ghouls have gone away, you know what comes next... Christmas! The Christmas season is upon us, and it’s a time of merriment, joy and fun for everyone, including our pets. However, the festive season can be dangerous for our four-legged friends too [...]
Whether you have a male or female pet, the question of neutering is something that every pet owner should think about. For dogs, cats and even rabbits, neutering can have many benefits and is a procedure we recommend for all pets not intended for breeding. Read on to learn more [...]
You’ll often hear our vets talking about “running some bloods” or “doing a health screen”... but do you know what we’re actually looking for? Or what the results mean? If you want to know more about blood tests, this is the blog for you! What tests can you run? [...]
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 23rd March we would like to update the measures we are taking at Betavet to ensure the ongoing health of your pets while minimising the risk of spread of Covid19 to our staff and clients. We are remaining open. We will not be doing any routine medical or surgical procedures but will treat anything we deem to be urgent to avoid suffering or distress. We ask all clients attending the practice to continue maintaining social distancing and if there are 2 people in the waiting room please wait outside until someone leaves. Please telephone the staff in advance for ongoing provision of medicines, make payment over the phone if possible and you will be asked to collect at a safe distance. A postal service is available for any sick or vulnerable client. Thank you for your support and understanding.