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Tuesday, 5 July 2016 - 11:15am

WSAVA has issued a response to stories about Leptospira vaccination that appeared in the Sunday Telegraph and in the Mail on Sunday on 3 July 2016.

WSAVA response

The WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group is aware of an article published recently in the Sunday Telegraph about canine Leptospira vaccination.

The article states that ‘WSAVA is urging owners not to use Nobivac L4 vaccine on puppies under 12 weeks old’.

This statement is blatantly untrue...

Friday, 27 May 2016 - 6:20pm

...living with skin conditions

It’s fairly common to see our pets sit back, raise a back leg, and have a good old scratch behind the ear. Most of the time we think nothing of it, but there may be a more serious condition lurking under your pet’s fur coat.

Skin conditions can be very distressing for both pets and owners and they can seem difficult to treat. But with the right expert veterinary care and a tailored management plan, your pet’s condition can be...

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 1:02pm

My name is Donna and I am the Head Receptionist at St Boniface. Over the years my two cats, Millie & Bella have not got on so well… it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster and I wanted to share my experience with you!

Millie is almost 6 years old and I got her from Cats Protection when she was 10 weeks. Millie has always been a shy cat, and although she has improved she is still timid. Just after she turned 6 months old she developed stress cystitis and has on and off suffered with...

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 11:51am

Scientists at University of Bristol conducting the Big Tick Project say recent confirmed cases of Babesia canis in four dogs in Essex that had not travelled abroad, have increased the need for surveillance of tick-borne disease in the UK.

Launched last year, the Big Tick Project has become the largest-ever veterinary study of ticks and tick-borne disease in the UK, if not worldwide. In addition to the potential for tick mapping and greater understanding about what is perceived to be a...

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 11:34am

Moving house can be a stressful experience, not only for us, but for our pets too. However, there are simple things we can do to help minimise the stress –

1.Synthetic Pheromones

These synthetic pheromones can help provide your pet with a feeling of calmness and well-being. Available as a ‘plug in’ (similar to plug in air fresheners),   plug in 24 hours before moving in, ideally in the room where your pet  will spend most of their time. Also available in spray...

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 10:42am

It takes five long years at Vet School to become a vet but the learning doesn't stop there!

Every day in practice yields something new - so the job is a constant learning curve. Here at St Boniface Vets we are passionate about further study and personal development. Each member of the team is encouraged to develop their particular interests and work towards additional qualifications. This enables us to provide our clients and their animals with the most up-to-date care.

Our...

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 9:05am

St Boniface Vets launch Lifetime Care Club

'Save money and pay monthly for your pets essential preventative care with our new Lifetime Care Club.'

ST BONIFACE Vets are delighted to announce the launch of their new preventative care health plan this May.

Marie Kemmish, practice principal explained: "Here at St Boniface Vets, we wholeheartedly believe in a proactive preventative approach to your pet’s healthcare.

"We know how important your pet’s health is to you...

Friday, 15 April 2016 - 12:53pm

Rabbits get dental disease too! In fact it is one of the most common problems seen in pet rabbits.  It can be very serious and potentially life-threatening.  Rabbits teeth grow continuously and can wear unevenly.  When this happens pointed spikes form on the side of the teeth becoming painful and sometimes infected.  The tooth roots become distorted and overlong and frequently develop abscesses.

Unlike cats and dogs, rabbits DO frequently stop eating which is a serious concern. This...

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 9:45am

It’s not commonly known but rabbits can catch fleas much like your other pets.  They catch the common fleas off other pets but can also catch a rabbit specific flea from domestic or wild rabbits. The rabbit flea can infect other pets but the flea acts in an unusual way when on a species other than a rabbit, the fleas line up on the ears of your cats and dogs. If you see this sign it is likely your  pet has rabbit fleas!

A good way to check for fleas is to look for the flea dirt. Flea...

Saturday, 9 April 2016 - 6:40pm

4 key reasons for neutering male rabbits.

1) Prevention of pregnancy
This is the most common reason for neutering a rabbit; ideally a male and female should be kept as a neutered pair. There are an estimated 67,000 unwanted pet rabbits registered through rescue centres every year in the UK, we want to avoid breeding more! Young males if castrated prior to sexually maturity, at around 4 months, do not have chance to become fertile and so can stay...

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