Entries by Paul

Dedicated Cat Hospital and Much More Coming Soon……..

See the update on the cat clinic….. Ark Vetcare is delighted to announce that is has commenced renovation work on its Dun Laoghaire hospital. We apologise for the inconvenience during the work but will deliver to your pets the same standards of care and attention. The waiting room will reduce in size for the duration of […]

CBD Oil For Pets

The legalisation of medical marijuana (Cannabis spp.) for treatment of human diseases has been accompanied by an increased use in animals. Much of this use is implemented without veterinary supervision by pet owners able to purchase animal dietary supplements derived from marijuana or its constituents. However, this use is largely accomplished by clients who access […]

Arkvet – What Goes on Behind the Scenes?

Today we had an in house education day on new approaches to pain management for pets in our care giving our clients a look behind the scenes into what caring for their pets involves. The medicines available for pain management are always changing and improving and it is something we take very seriously at Arkvet. […]

The Supreme Cat Show | Ballinteer Community School

One for the cat lovers here…… Ballinteer Community School are holding The Supreme Cat Show featuring rare and exotic breeds and beautiful household pets on Sunday 7th of April. Sound like a fun day out for the family! We advise keeping an eye on their Twitter feed for show details. This is the time of […]

9 Gorgeous Irish Dog Breeds for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patricks Day animal lovers! Did you know there’s 9 gorgeous native Irish dog breeds?? Some are household names and others a little less common….. Irish Red Setter Irish Wolfhound Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Kerry Blue Terrier Irish Terrier Irish Water Spaniel Kerry Beagle Irish Red and White […]

Pet Travel Scheme—Information in the event of NO DEAL Brexit

This memo arrived from the Department of Agriculture on 11/3/19. If you travel to the UK with your cat/dog/ferret and are affected please contact your local Arkvet using the contact form Dun Laoghaire  Foxrock Stillorgan where we can e-mail your the travel requirements. Please do not call reception as all incoming queries will be dealt […]

What Are Ticks?

Ticks are obligate ectoparasites meaning they survive by living on a host animal, usually mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. They survive by sucking blood meals from these animals. Ticks are small arachnids, and as such are more closely related to spiders than to insects. They are wingless and possess a single, oval body region […]

Lung Worm in Dublin

Does your dog eat slugs? It could be at risk from lungworm. Did you know that a parasite, which could pose a serious health risk to your dog, may be lurking in your garden? It’s true! Ordinary slugs and snails you find in your back garden can carry a parasite called lungworm. If your dog […]

Puppy Feeding | What to feed Your New Puppy

The first year of your puppy’s life is the most important so choose carefully! Puppy food is available in wet or dry forms, and what you choose will largely depend on yours and your puppy’s preference. But take care to choose a food that gives him everything he needs to grow and develop to his […]

Poor Little Luna the Cat has a Tough Start in Life

This is Luna (aka Puddy Cado). Luna is a two-year-old, domestic longhaired cat. Luna is the pride and joy of one our nurses in our Kilmacud vet clinic, Emma. Luna had a rocky start in life, but now enjoys long naps, playing in the sink and games of chasing with her best pal, Maisy the […]

When to Let Your Puppy Outside

When can puppies go outside? Letting a puppy outside for the first time can be frightening. Your pup’s small and delicate frame combined with his helplessness, curiosity and penchant for getting into mischief seems like a recipe for disaster. But going outside is an important part of a puppy’s development. Follow these tips on the […]

Pet Emergencies – Seizures and What You Can Do

Any animal, be it dog, cat, rabbit, parrot of any age group can suffer with seizures (fits). The reasons your pet has seizure activity may be: poisoning infection brain tumour head injury heat stroke abnormal brain electrical activity, known as idiopatic epilepsy, which is the most common cause A seizure may only involve facial twitching, […]

My Dog has a Cut, Do I Need to Bring them to the Vet?

Yes! Even small wounds may look superficial but often puncture wounds and especially bite wounds can track deep under the skin, requiring veterinary treatment. If you are concerned it is always best to seek veterinary advice. Is there anything I can do at home? If the wound is severe and there is bleeding, then covering […]

Bob the Terrier Dog has an Accident Crossing the Road

Bob a three-year-old terrier cross presented to our clinic one Tuesday afternoon after being hit by a car when he slipped the lead and ran across to road to get into the park. He was alert but quite subdued on arrival. The colour of his gums was quite pale which is typical for a dog […]

5 Common Pet Emergencies Caused by Poisons Found in the Home

Unfortunately we have regular cases when one of our clients gorgeous pets has managed to get into a cupboard they shouldn’t have and ingest something that can make them very ill. If this does happen contact us immediately and our vet’s can provide emergency care for your pet. With this in mind we have created a […]