Top 10 hazards to watch out for this summertime to protect your pets

Summer brings longer days, warmer climates, new adventures and outdoor socialising, which with pets in tow, can be made even more enjoyable! However, when the temperatures rise, the dangers to our pets increase too. To keep pets safe, you should be aware of potential hazards, as well as some top tips to help prevent your pet from endangering themselves throughout the

Calder Vets COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Branch Update: Our Tingley branch remains closed until further notice. Following the Government’s recent guidelines, we can confirm that our practice now offers a full range of services for our patients, whilst still adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Many of the same high-quality services, provided by the same friendly caring people, remain available – they

Guinea pig space requirements

Did you know that there are guidelines for minimum space requirements for housing guinea pigs? 🐹 We have pulled together some guidelines for you to ensure that your guinea pigs have the space they need to keep fit and healthy. When you’ve chosen your guinea pigs, it is important to consider the space they will

Ear mites in cats and dogs

The ear mite (Otodectes Cynotis) is a mite that lives on dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets. It is typically found in the ear canal but can also live on the skin of your pet. They are caught through direct contact with another carrier animal and may be seen as a white speck, about the size

Separation from your pet

How do you feel about the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions? Relieved? Anxious? If we could ask our pets the same question, we’re fairly certain their answers would put them in one of two camps; those who are looking forward to the peace and quiet and those dreading not being with us 24/7. If your

Protect your dog against Kennel Cough

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs? Maybe out on walks, at the park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. And, with our new oral vaccine, it’s now even easier to protect your dog. Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a

Bacterial skin infections in dogs

Bacterial skin infections can have many causes, including allergies. Regardless of the reason, skin infections require swift action as they can cause itching and pain. Some dogs are more vulnerable to develop bacterial skin infections than others. It’s important to check common areas like the paws, groins, and armpits. Skinfolds are particularly prone to skin

Tips and advice for new puppy owners

As we get closer to COVID-19 related restrictions being slowly relaxed you’ll be looking forward to getting out and about more with your new puppy. Or, perhaps you’re thinking of buying a new puppy as life returns back to some kind of normal? Whatever your circumstances, we’ve put together a few tips for all new

Neutering puppies and kittens

Did you know…neutering can have significant healthcare benefits for your pet? Here are just a few of them… Kittens It is usual for male kittens to be castrated from around four months of age before they start developing habits such as urine marking around the house. Female kittens come into heat every three weeks and

Keeping your dog safe whilst out and about this summer

If you’re planning on getting out and about in the UK this summer, whether just for the day or for a longer period, we have some tips and advice for you and your pet. With so many dog-friendly campsites, holiday cottages, hotels, and caravans available, your dog will enjoy the adventure just as much as