Poor dental health is something VERY commonly seen in pets. Dental health is so important because pets only have one set of adult teeth – once they are gone, that is it! Both human and animal teeth are made up of the exact same components: enamel, pulp, cementum, dentine. This [...]
If your dog or cat wandered off and got lost, how easy would it be to find them? In 2016, there were nearly 9000 stray dogs in London, and an estimated 500,000 cats - and most of them don’t have sufficient distinguishing marks to be identified reliably. Unfortunately, if a [...]
It can be a tricky decision, choosing whether or not to neuter your pet. It doesn’t seem that long ago that your little ball of fluff was just a baby, but now they’re grown, and you’ve got to decide what to do for the best. After all, they aren’t [...]
Heart disease accounts for around 15% of medical cases vets see. It’s a broad term for conditions of the heart, blood vessels or valves. Both congenital heart disease (present at birth) and acquired heart disease (occurs in adulthood) are largely hereditary in nature, although in some cases environmental factors [...]
A pet’s weight can be a real worry, especially if your pet is a fussy eater. Their diet may not be the most suitable for them and this can leave them either overweight or underweight, both of which can affect their health. In this blog we will look at how [...]
It’s a magical time of year and we all like to include our pets in Christmas celebrations. Make sure your pet doesn’t overdo the festivities this Christmas, though, or at least help them to indulge safely. With all the festive foods, presents, decorations and increased visitations, Christmas time can mean [...]
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.