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Bonnie Beats the Odds

Poor Bonnie was feeling under the weather, had been very quiet and had stopped eating. Her bloodwork showed severely elevated kidney values, yet two weeks later she and her bloodwork were back to normal! Was this a simple case of chronic kidney disease or was something else going on?…

Cat at food bowl

Well, yes, and no. Cats are carnivores. They are built to eat meat, although most can tolerate other ingredients with varying degrees of success. We advocate feeding your cat foods that most closely resemble their natural diet, and to vary the types of foods they eat just like they would naturally do in the wild.…

RCVS Accredited Practice Logo

One of the reassuring facts of owning an animal in the UK is that all veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses have to be registered by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and follow a Professional Code of Conduct. This means that there are certain criteria that must be adhered to, including providing evidence of…

Casper has his teeth cleaned

As a feline vet, but also a cat owner, I dread asking my lovely clients if they brush their cat’s teeth! The question is met with incredulous eyebrow raises, mumbling into the backs of their hands or even laughter. Of course most of us don’t regularly brush our cat’s teeth – we like our fingers…

Aaliyah is cute
Is my cat in pain?

This is my cat Aaliyah, isn’t she cute? Aaliyah eats all her food, goes out into the garden, interacts with my family and chats like there is no tomorrow, she generally seems happy.  Aaliyah has arthritis, and is in a lot of pain when not on her medications. Before we started her medicine, she wasn’t…

Thor has acupuncture

Having seen the wonderful benefits of acupuncture in many of my furry patients, including my beloved cat Oscar, I was always very keen to train in this skill myself. So when Amy and Robert shared my interest and agreed for me to go on an acupuncture course I was very excited!! In November 2018 I…

Nikki Taking Daisy's X-Rays

People always seem surprised when I tell them that I enjoy feline dentistry… after all it can be a long and seemingly messy job! However there’s nothing more satisfying than helping a cat in pain by pretty much instantly alleviating their discomfort with one procedure. Daisy is a perfect example of this. Daisy is a…

The Cat Doctor People
Meet the Cat Nurses

Veterinary nurses are a special breed. Driven by a love of animals and a desire to care for them, they spend years training for their chosen profession, improving the comfort and welfare of every patient they meet. You may not always see them, but behind every good veterinary practice is a team of registered nurses…

Christmas Card 2018

Now I don’t know about you, but I get pretty stressed around this time of the year making sure everything is ready for Christmas.. Have I bought enough food? Where is everyone going to sleep? Have I remembered to buy a present for each member of my family?! As we rush about our lives in…

The Cat Doctor People
Meet the Cat Doctors

Those of you who have been with us for some time may have noticed a few changes lately. More than a few in fact, as when Shreen and I started doing home visits 5 years ago, we could have hardly imagined where we would be today! We’ve both studied hard and completed advanced certificates in…