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‘Tis the Season…..Christmas Hazards for Pets

puppy-583415_1280There’s a lot going on in our homes at this time of year, but with all the festivities comes a number of potential hazards for our pets….

 

 

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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis – A Frustratingly Common Condition…

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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) is a very common condition of cats that can have complex causes, but can be successfully managed with an understanding of feline stress management, and by making a few key alterations to the cat’s environment.

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What is Brumation / Hibernation in reptiles, and should I let my pet go through the process?

turtle-641462_1280It’s that time of year again when the weather is colder and the trees are losing their leaves; its autumn, and for any reptile owner particularly those with tortoises it’s time to decide whether you should brumate your pet. So why should you allow your pet to brumate?

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Our Cats and Exotics Clinic is One Year Old!!

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At Stanhope Park Vets Cats and Exotics, we are celebrating our first birthday on 31st October, and what a busy year it’s been!

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The Perils of Throwing Sticks for Dogs

Many dogs enjoy carrdog with stickying and chewing on a stick, with some finding chasing a thrown stick, the best game ever! Although this may seem like a harmless fun activity for your dog, stick injuries can be serious, and here at Stanhope Park Vets, we have seen many nasty injuries to dogs caused by sticks.

 

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Remember, Remember, The 5th of November……

fireworks-1759_640Bonfire night is still a few weeks away, yet each year, it seems that the fireworks start earlier and earlier, and so pet owners should start preparing for this potential disruption now.

 

 

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Vaccination Amnesty!

dog + cat 3During the months of June and July 2017, we will be having a vaccine amnesty for all dogs and cats.
Puppies and kittens require two vaccinations and following this course they require an annual booster. Any cat or dog that is more than three months overdue would be considered to be lapsed and would require a restart.
If your adult dog or cat is over three months overdue for their booster vaccination and comes into the surgery for their first vaccination in June or July, they will receive the second vaccination free of charge!

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Anxious Cat Stress-Free at New Cats & Exotics Clinic!

Meet Magpie. Magpie belongs to our Nurse Sue, and is known fmagpie 2or being quite an anxious cat, and over the years has become more difficult to handle at the surgery, especially on routine trips when she is feeling fit and well.

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FEBRUARY IS MICROCHIPPING MONTH!

cat-1750215_1920Did you know that all species of animal can be microchipped? Whilst it is now a legal requirement that all dogs over 8 weeks of age are chipped, microchipping is an excellent way of permanently identifying ALL pets, and helping lost pets to be reunited with their owners.

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Stanhope Road Hospital

30 Stanhope Road South,
Darlington,
Co. Durham
DL3 7SQ
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Cats & Exotics Practice

58 Duke Street,
Darlington,
Co. Durham
DL3 7AN
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Middleton-St-George

4 The Square,
Middleton-St-George
DL2 1EG
 
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Yarm Practice

143 High Street,
Yarm
TS15 9AY
 
 
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