Coco the Shar Pei

Shar Pei sees straight after ‘facelift’ operation at Calder Vets

Vets in Yorkshire have provided an eye-raising remedy for a suffering Shar Pei puppy who was in danger of going blind. When five-month-old Coco was taken to Calder Vets in Dewsbury for her first vaccinations, her owner Kerryanne McCann mentioned she were concerned she had an eyesight problem. Vet Claire McAneny quickly confirmed that Coco

Alicia in Africa

Vet nurse Alicia’s life-changing experience in Africa

Feeding orphaned cheetahs, firing tranquiliser guns, helping microchip a rhinoceros and tracking lions, giraffes and elephants aren’t the usual day-to-day activities of your typical Yorkshire teenager – but they were all part of a life-changing experience for one trainee vet nurse. Alicia Scott, a 17-year-old apprentice at Calder Vets’ Dewsbury hospital, spent two weeks at

Len loving his laser treatment

Launching Laser Therapy

We’re really excited to announce that we now offer laser treatment at many of our branches.  Laser treatment is a non-invasive way of reducing pain, inflammation and speeding up the healing process. Veterinary nurse Phillippa Royston says “The laser itself is delivered via a handpiece that is used over the affected area. Lots of pets

Paws for thought and protect pets at Christmas

We’re warning pet owners to be aware of household hazards which could affect their animals at Christmas in a bid to avoid an emergency trip to surgery. The festive period can present a minefield of potential issues for pets as homes are decorated and a range of food and drink is often accessible. Among the

Pet Passport - Pets and Brexit

Act now if taking pets abroad after Brexit

We’re advising pet owners they have until the end of the month to act if they intend to travel to the European Union (EU) with their furry friend from the end of March. Currently, dogs, cats and ferrets can travel anywhere in the EU as long as they have a pet passport, which sees owners

parvovirus dog

Parvovirus in Dogs

Canine Parvovirus is a potentially lethal illness in dogs that has seen several confirmed cases in recent years and months in the UK. Spreading awareness about the symptoms and prevention is crucial.

VHD2 in Rabbits

Cases of killer rabbit disease suspected in Leeds

Calder Vets is warning that a new strain of a deadly disease which kills rabbits without warning could be on the rise in Yorkshire. We are urging all rabbit owners to make sure their pets have up-to-date vaccinations to safeguard against a new strain of viral haemorrhagic disease known as VHD 2. VHD 2 is

Itchy dogs

Frustrated with skin or ears? Come to our itchy dog clinics!

Here at Calder Vets, we see a large number of itchy dogs struggling with niggly skin conditions. These problems are often much worse in the warm weather. Here are some of the signs to look out for: Recurrent ear infections Smelly, waxy or red ears Scratching around face/ears or head shaking Irritated skin Changes in

Sarah Ashlee examines a rabbit for flystrike

Warning after spike in deadly rabbit disease flystrike

Calder Vets is urging rabbit owners to be aware of the deadly disease flystrike after a huge rise in the number of pets being admitted to its branches with the condition. We’ve seen a spike in admissions for the condition, which is caused by flies laying eggs on rabbits which hatch into maggots. The maggots