During the months of February and March 2019, 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 …
Whilst pet cats are considered to be a “domestic” species – having lived among humans for thousands of years – what many people don’t realise is that “domestic” cats still strongly retain many of their natural wild instincts. We frequently see behavioural issues with pet cats when these natural instincts are challenged, or not accounted …
At Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital we are committed to being at the forefront of modern veterinary science, enabling our team of experienced vets and nurses to care for your beloved pet using the most up-to-date and effective treatments. We understand the cost of your pet’s veterinary treatments can become expensive, so here at Stanhope …
It is well recognized that as people age, they are likely to suffer from joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. It is also well known that older dogs commonly suffer from arthritis, and both vets and owners are familiar with the medication we can use to relieve their pain. Sadly, until recently, arthritis in cats has …
This year’s National Pet Month runs from April 1st to May 7th 2018, with the theme of “Responsible Pet Ownership”. Read on to see some of the things we believe comprise a good responsible pet owner!
Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine (hormonal) disorder seen in cats, and most frequently occurs in middle-aged and older cats.
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.
At Stanhope Park Vets Cats and Exotics, we are celebrating our first birthday on 31st October, and what a busy year it’s been!
Meet Magpie. Magpie belongs to our Nurse Sue, and is known for 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.
We are very excited and pleased to announce that we are currently working on opening a new clinic, specifically for cats and exotic species only, just round the corner from our Darlington Hospital!