Calder Vets COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Branch Update: Our Tingley branch remains closed until further notice. Following the recent ‘stay at home’ and lockdown orders issued on 4th January 2021, we are continuing to offer as full a range of services as possible for our patients, whilst adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. As a practice, we have adopted a contactless approach

How to choose a scratching post for your cat

Scratching posts are essential items for cats. They provide a dedicated place for your cat to scratch and ensure that your walls and soft furnishings avoid unnecessary damage. The reasons cats scratch are: for claw maintenance – to shed the outer sheath of the claw and sharpen the tips of the claws to exercise the

Rabbit space requirements

When purchasing your pet rabbit, it is important to carefully consider the amount of space they require. The RSPCA advises the below as a minimum space requirement for two average-sized rabbits. Of course, if you can provide more space, that is even better for your rabbit’s welfare.     Top tips: It is important to

How do you show your pet affection?

Showing your pet that you love and care for them doesn’t have to be complicated. We have pulled together some simple ideas of ways to show your pet that you love them. Keep active together Exercise not only benefits your physical and mental wellbeing but your pet’s too. Spend quality time together by taking your

Rabbit Dental Care

Unlike domestic dogs and cats, a rabbit’s teeth never stop growing and can grow nearly 2mm a week. Wild rabbits adapt for this growth by chewing daily on coarse grass and other vegetation that helps to wear down the crowns of their teeth, however, pet rabbits are not typically offered access to the same type

Advice on grooming your cat or dog at home

Grooming is an important part of pet welfare and wellbeing and should be carried out regularly. Spending time grooming your dog or cat can benefit your own mental health and improve your relationship with them. It is a good idea to start getting your pets used to grooming from an early age.  It’s also a

Nutritional advice for cats and dogs

When we think about weight management in pets it can be easy to focus on their exercise routine and how active they might, or might not, be. However, getting them out for their daily walk is only part of it, and in fact, what they eat from one day to the next plays an equally

Starting your puppy off right!

If you’ve recently got a new puppy, you may be wondering how to give them the best start to life. According to Dogs Trust, the first four months of a puppy’s life are crucial, as it is when they learn what to make of all they experience in the world. Problems can arise when puppies

Tooth Brushing Guide for Small Animals

Brushing is by far the best method for keeping your pet’s teeth clean and is more successful if taken in stages. Ideally, it would help if you brushed your dog’s teeth at least once daily to help remove plaque and prevent tartar build-up. STAGE 1: Build confidence Smaller pets can be placed at a comfortable

January is National Walk Your Dog Month

If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that every month is walk your dog month, as our canine friends need regular exercise all year round! But during January – with the enjoyment of Christmas a distant memory, the cold weather continuing, and those dreaded January blues to deal with – it can be tempting to