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Know your numbers – and your pets’

September is the Blood Pressure Association’s ‘Know Your Numbers’ month, which encourages everyone to get their blood pressure checked. It’s certainly important to make sure you have your own blood pressure under control, but what about the feline and canine members of the family? Victoria Vets in Glossop and Chapel en le Frith is making sure that pet owners are … Read More

Victoria Vets is highly recommended by Which? magazine

Our very own Rebecca was invited by Which? magazine to provide advice and tips on keeping pets healthy. The articles appeared in their magazine and online. The request came following glowing recommendations from Which? readers who rated the practice highly on Which? Local, a review site for trusted and recommended businesses for Which? members. Praise indeed, see the links below … Read More

Victoria Vets microchip all creatures great and small

June is national Microchipping month and with an estimated 250,000 pets going missing each year in the UK, Victoria Vets in Glossop and Chapel en le Frith has introduced a new mini microchip to help tackle the issue. This new technology means smaller animals can also receive an identification chip which will allow them to be returned to their owners, … Read More

Victoria Vets’ new Vet returns to his roots

Victoria Vets in Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith have just welcomed new Veterinary Surgeon Robert Buxton, (27) to the team and it wasn’t a difficult decision! Robert has loved animals all his life and like so many people who go into the medical profession knew from an early age just what he wanted to do and that was to become a Vet. … Read More

New rules for travelling pets abroad

Victoria Vets in Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith are advising people about the Pet Travel Scheme and the new rule changes which will affect anyone bringing pets into and out of the UKfrom 1st January 2012. Although the UK will maintain its high-level of protection against animal diseases from abroad, these latest rule-changes will mean owners are able to save time and … Read More

Urban Myths

All of the following are urban myths and are NOT TRUE! Dogs & Cats should always have wet noses All ginger cats are male Putting butter on your cats paws to stop them running away after moving house Tortoises can survive on salad & veg Cats should be put out at night All hamsters are aggressive Snakes are slimy Cats have 9 lives Cats always land on their feet There is a ‘flea’ season Fish can’t ‘feel’ Fish have a 3 second memory Scooting along the floor means your pet has worms Its right to always let your bitch have their first season Neutering a male dog changes their personality Spaying any animal means it will put on weight

The first line of defence for your pet

Vaccination is crucial for your pet and it is important to get them protected early when they are young, which will mean a healthier and happier pet throughout their life. Quite simply, vaccination provides protection from certain diseases such as Distemper and Parvovirus in dogs and Cat Flu and Feline Leukaemia in cats, some of which can be fatal if contracted. The distress of seeing your pet suffer can so easily be prevented. Often cutting costs is seen as a reason not to vaccinate or people simply forget to book their pet in for a regular booster or worse still don’t even start on a programme. All of which will mean that costs will be much higher if your pet … Read More

How To Give A Cat A Pill…

Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger Hold mouth shut for a count of ten… Read More

Dogs can also suffer from prostate disease

November is now known as ‘Movember’ as men all over the world are donating their upper lip and doing their bit for charity this month by growing moustaches to help raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. But maybe not so well known is that it is also Canine Prostate Awareness Month as well. Edward Davies from Victoria Vets Veterinary practice in Holmes Chapel and Sandbach is urging owners of mature male unneutered dogs to the get them checked for prostate disease. Recent research shows that at least 80% of unneutered dogs over five years old are likely to be sufferers. Symptoms can include constipation, lameness and difficulties in urination but often no signs are … Read More

Local dog Harvey trains on TV

When Tina Shelton from Sandbach, was watching Daybreak on ITV recently, she heard they were looking for the ‘nation’s peskiest pooches’, dogs that are in need of some specialist training to appear on the programme. She knew that it was an opportunity not to be missed. Harvey, her Springer Spaniel came from a rescue centre and although Tina is experienced with dogs, he has been proving a handful. True to his breed he is a live wire and loves life but will often not come back to Tina when he is off the lead. Never thinking she would be picked from the hundreds that responded to the request, she was delighted to get a call from the producer of Daybreak. … Read More

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