Entries by Paul

Did you know dogs get viral tummy bugs just like children?

Case of the Week; Brody the Huskey Brody is a 10 year old Siberian Huskey who came to see our vet Sarah at our Kilmacud clinic after her owner noticed she had not been quite herself over the past day or two. Brody’s owner noticed she had been reluctant to eat her food and had […]

New Reception and Cat Hospital

Ark Vetcare Dun laoghaire is delighted to announce the opening of its new reception area. The new reception has both dog and cat friendly waiting area’s. There are dedicated dog and cat only consulting rooms. Ark Vetcare director Paul McCarthy outlined the vision for the new clinics , ” Our vision is to allow dogs […]

Nasz Polski zespól w Ark Vetcare Dun Laoghaire

Recepcjonistka Dorota Kapitaniak pochodzaca ze Swiebodzina. W Irlandii od 2005. Dolaczyla do naszego zespolu w 2008 . Dorota pomoze Panstwu  umowic wizyte , kupic lub zamowic jedzienie oraz leki, jak rowniez zarezerwowac miejsce w naszym kocim hotelu   Pielegniarka Patrycja Jurek  pochodzaca ze Szczecina w Irlandii od 2005 roku. W naszej klinice od 2014 roku. […]

Polish team in Ark Vet Care Dun Laoghaire

Receptionist Dorota Kapitaniak from Swiebodzin. In Ireland from 2005.  She joined our team in 2008. She helps to book appointments, buy or orders food and medications and reserve places in our cat boarding.   Nurse Patrycja Jurek from Szczecin. In Ireland from 2005. In our team since 2014. She advises what services and products we […]

Ark Vetcare supporting a Greener Planet

We cannot declare our undying love for this planet we share, and then turn up at a supermarket and take home 6 bottles of water in 1 litre PLASTIC BOTTLES. So for the last 2 years, here in Ark Vetcare we have recycled all cardboard, paper, plastic and tins. We now dispense over 75% of […]

Progress update of building work in Dun Laoghaire

We are getting to the business end of the build now! The cat clinic is nearly there asides from a little bit of fitting out to do. We are going to keep you all in suspense of what it looks like until it is fully functioning.   However here is a sneak peek of our […]

Myxomatosis In Rabbits: And the importance of the Flea

What is Myxomatosis? Myxomatosis is a virus which causes illness in rabbits. It is from the Pox family of viruses and is very small, so small it can only be seen by using an electron microscope. It was first discovered in the 1930’s in Brazil where the indigenous rabbit species the “Cotton tailed Rabbit” (Sylvilagus) […]

Emergency Hedgehog Labour at Arkvet Ends Well!

An amazing thing happened here at Ark Vetcare on Wednesday evening the 5th of June 2019. We had passer by notice a small hedgehog circling in the middle of a busy road. The individual decided to pick up the hedgehog and bring this hedgehog into our clinic here in Foxrock. It was mentioned to our […]

Cat Owners Be Careful – Two Cats Shot By Air Rifle in Dublin

We would urge all our pet owners not just cat owner to be vigilant as two cats were shot by an air rifle in the Clonkeen Park Area of Dublin. Two cats were brought to our Foxrock Hospital on separate days The Gardai in Cabinteely have been informed and they are investigating. We would advise […]

A Week in the Life of a Veterinary Hospital is as Varied as the Irish Weather

It is filled with booked appointments, and planned discharges. At Ark Vet we focus in the main on Preventative Healthcare for all pets. So, a good bit of the week is focusing on, and providing Vaccinations and Anti-Parasitic medicines. We have training days, last week we focused on the care of elderly Cats and Dogs. […]

Dog Dental Care

Does your pooch have dog breath? It’s quite possible that they have bad teeth! Up to 80% percent of pets will have dental disease during their life. This can start from as early as 2-3 years of age for some animals. Both dogs and cats can often suffer in silence as pets will commonly continue […]

The Aging Differences Between Humans and Pets

Have you ever looked at your dog or cat and wondered, “Just how old are you?” Aging pets may get a little greyer or walk a bit slower, but it can be difficult to know exactly how your senior pets are maturing. Do they simply look as if they’re getting old, but physically and mentally are still […]

Dog Owner Research

One of the main pharamceutical companies we deal with , MSD, sent us the results of some research they did into pet owner behaviour with their pets and what they have found ON their pets. The team at Ark Vet found some of the information fascinating! 33% of owners dance with their dogs!!!!!  80% of […]

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

Dogs are a key member of the family but with a new baby in the post the sooner you start preparing your furry friend the better. With a bit of help and training your dog will be all set for the new arrival. Don’t leave all your planning to the last few weeks because you’re […]

Help us Keep Your Pet Healthy with Preanesthetic Testing

To ensure your pet can properly process and eliminate an anaesthetic, we run tests to confirm that your pet’s organs are functioning properly and to find hidden health conditions that could put your pet at risk. The top FOUR reasons to test your pet before anaesthesia Enjoy peace of mind. Detect hidden illness. Reduce risks […]