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Keep your pets safe this Bonfire night.

Remember remember the 5th of November! Firework season is nearly upon us again. For our pets this can be a really terrifying experience, especially when they don't understand what is causing the loud bangs and they have nowhere to escape to.

Enthusiastic Small Animal Vet required for expanding 4 site practice in Pembrokeshire.

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and energetic small animal vet to join our expanding independent mixed practice. Our goal is to provide a friendly and caring professional service.  If these are also your goals, then please get in touch.

CCL

One of the most common orthopaedic problems we treat at the Oak is ‘cruciate disease’ (rupture or sprain of the cranial cruciate ligament – CCL) of the dog’s stifle.  The dog’s stifle is very similar in anatomy to the human knee, but the mechanics are quite different as dogs spent most of their time with their stifle held in ‘flexion’ (ie slightly bent), whereas us humans tend to stand with our knee straight. 

Cliff Dangers!

Summer is finally here! With the stunning weather lots of us flock to beautiful Pembrokeshire, particularly the coast and its walking routes. Like any good walk it is great to be able to take your dog along too. If you do, please remember that the cliff top walks along the coastal path can hold dangers for your pet dog. During summer months we have seen many serious injuries fr ...

Jake's journey

One of our clients has written us this lovely piece about her dog Jake's emergency spinal surgery, and subsequent recovery, including rehabilitation in our hydro treadmill with Becky in Fishguard.  Thank you Pip for your article. "We spotted Jake when he was 4yrs old, on the Many Tears Dog Rescue website in late October 2011. He was with the same fosterer in Northamptonshire a ...

Puppy cuddlers!

It is veterinary nurse month! Rumour has it we are professional puppy cuddlers! Alas, this is not true! However, we will always comfort your pets as well as the many tasks we are trained to do. You have probably seen us walking by in the practice, assisting the vet with a consult, or met us in the consulting room while we vaccinate your puppy or apply flea treatment. But who ...

What’s that on your scrub top?

Living with a Veterinary nurse certainly leads to some interesting conversations. The first week of living together consisted of me asking; how many puppies did you cuddle today? How many noses did you ‘boop’? Can you bring the cute one’s home? I’m still waiting on that last one. I, like many, had this romantic vision of what this industry was about. Vets do the messy jobs, nur ...

Cats and antifreeze

Antifreeze Poisoning in Cats Antifreeze contains a chemical called ethylene glycol which is highly toxic to cats. If you suspect your cat may have had access to antifreeze you should contact us immediately so we can start treatment as soon as possible. The chemical is so toxic that many cats will die despite treatment, but the sooner treatment is started the more chance of sur ...

5 steps to preventing dental disease in your pet

Cleaning- The simplest and most effective way to help keep your pet’s teeth clean is to brush them. You can introduce tooth brushing at any stage, but it will take time for your pet to get used to it. For hints and tips on how to get started, have a look at our website. The nurses in our practice also run free dental care workshops where you can come and learn the best tec ...