Entries by Paul

Poinsettia – Protect Your Pet this Christmas!

Popular but Harmful… With Christmas fast approaching it is important to be aware of some dangers that you may be inadvertently exposing your pet to. The poinsettia is a very popular Christmas plant which is toxic to cats and dogs. The white sap found in poinsettia contains the chemicals diterpenoid euphorbol esters which are toxic. What […]

“Paws” for Thought this Christmas

  Puppies Are Always Tempting Presents… While the image of children coming down the stairs on Christmas morning to find a puppy, complete with a Christmas bow is magical, the reality is it’s one of the worst times to introduce a puppy into the home. Even if the children have been begging for months for […]

Digestive Disorders are One of the Most Common Reasons for Consulting a Vet

Digestive Disorders – How To Tell? Digestion of food and absorbing nutrients is crucial to the overall health and wellbeing for all animals. The Phrase ‘digestive disorder’ signifies to any conditions that prevents digestion from occurring properly, or that varies the rate at which food passes through the digestive tract. Digestive disorders are one of […]

Pomocy! Moj pies zjadl czekolade! Co powinnam/em zrobic?

    Jeśli martwisz się, że Twój pies zjadł czekoladę, spróbuj sprawdzic ile brakuje w opakowaniu, spójrz na opakowanie, aby ustalić, jaki procent kakao ma czekolada. Są to pytania, które zadaje lekarz weterynarii i naprawdę pomogą ustalić, jakie leczenie jest konieczne.   Oprócz rodzaju czekolady należy wziąć pod uwagę trzy inne ważne czynniki. Sa to: […]

Siobhan’s Pets

Hi my name is Siobhan Garvin and I am an animal care assistant here at Arkvet Care. I own a cross-breed dog Faye and two guinea pigs Gizmo and Loki. My Dog Faye I adopted Faye my dog as a pup in October 2015, she is just a little over four years old. She has […]

Mikaela’s Pet

Hi, my name is Mikaela and I am a receptionist in Foxrock. I have a French Bulldog called Lola, who is just over 2 years old. Lola came to live with me in February this year. I hadn’t met too many French Bulldog’s until i got her and I am sure anyone who has one […]

A New Addition to the Family

Congratulations on getting a new kitten.The first 30 days with him are critical to developing a great relationship, and we want to share some tips with you on how to make the most of them. With the right start in life your furry friend will most likely be in your life for a good 10-15 […]

Geriatric Cats

Some Cats Are Getting On Cats are currently living as old as 20 years and they are considered senior at 11 years and geriatric from 15 years old onwards. While all cats can develop health problems, older cats are more prone to certain problems including kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, dental disease and arthritis.  Therefore, it is […]

Neutering your Cat

What is Neutering? To Neuter or Spay your Cat is an operation that removes the cats sexual organs primarily to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Spaying is the term used for females cats and neutering is more commonly used to describe the male operation, although it is also used to refer to both sexes.  Females have their […]

Parasites In Cats

                  Types of Parasites There are two types of parasites that are common in cats. These are Ectoparasites and Endoparasites.   Ectoparasites The ectoparasites are parasites that live outside the body, usually on or in the skin or in the ears. The  most common of in cats […]

End Of Life Signs for Cats

It`s Never Easy… It’s never easy to face the reality that we’ll likely outlive our pets. Indoor cats can live anywhere from 13-20 years of age (and sometimes longer!), so it’s no wonder cat owners get particularly attached. At Arkvet we want to help you improve the quality of life for your cat while he’s […]

Free Kitten Check up!

  Congratulations on your new kitten! You may be an experienced cat owner or this could be your first foray into all things feline. Ark Vetcare are delighted to be part of your kittens journey and the whole team welcomes the chance to support you both with our dedicated cat facilities and feline specific approach […]

What To Think About For Your Cat`s Nutrition

  It’s important for cats to have a nutritionally balanced diet. Cats are ‘obligate carnivores’ which means they need a meat based diet to survive.The main things to consider when choosing a cat food are the age of your cat, your cat’s nutritional needs and whether you want to feed wet or dry food.   […]

When Should You Vaccinate?

When to vaccinate?   Kittens will need two vaccines one at 8 weeks old and the second at 12 weeks old.  Once a kitten is fully vaccinated a yearly vaccine is required to fully protect your cat.  We recommend all cats that go outdoors are also vaccinated against Feline Leukemia Virus.   What are they […]