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Pets and SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19)

A recent study done on five cats in China seems to indicate that SARs-CoV-2 can be transmitted via respiratory droplets to other cats. This work is yet to be peer-reviewed to assess how reliable the information is, although experts do think the findings were credible. Importantly the findings DO NOT indicate that cats can spread the disease to humans. Dogs, [...]

2020-04-08T16:24:09+00:00April 3rd, 2020|

March is Pet Anxiety Awareness Month!

Thankfully, it is now widely recognised in humans that mental health is just as important as physical health; the same is true for our pets!   Our lifestyles are becoming more and more hectic and often we expect our pets to be able to keep up, coping with busy households, traffic, fireworks, moving house, other pets and all sorts of other potentially stressful situations. [...]

2020-03-09T15:40:23+00:00March 9th, 2020|

Christmas Bauble Competition 2019 – Results!

Westport Vet's Design a Christmas Bauble Competition 2019 was a great success! The competition was to design or decorate a Westport Christmas Bauble, the entry forms had a blank white Bauble with the Westport logo on. 170 local children submitted bauble design entries - all of which were outstanding! To pick winners, the baubles were divided into categories by age [...]

2020-01-30T15:25:35+00:00January 30th, 2020|

ECO CHANGES AT WESTPORT!

At Westport Vets, we are very aware of our responsibility toward the environment, and are constantly striving to improve our practices and reduce any detrimental impact that we have on the planet. Across our three branches, we have steadily been making changes behind the scenes, as well as front of house.  Unfortunately, being a medical industry, there are some things [...]

2019-12-03T13:16:04+00:00December 5th, 2019|

How to ‘cat proof’ your Christmas tree

As most cat owners will know cats and Christmas trees do not always go well together! Cats and kittens love to climb trees, and are naturally attracted to the flashing lights, baubles and tinsel that adorn many Christmas trees. As such, we at Westport have compiled a list of things you could try to “cat-proof” your tree. Set up the [...]

2019-11-21T14:41:21+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Christmas poisonings

Christmas is the time to have fun, celebrate and indulge ourselves a little. As members  of the family our pets often get to indulge a little bit too. But the Christmas season carries a whole host of dangers to our pets, from toxic foods to dangerous seasonal plants. Dangerous food and drink Chocolate - Chocolate contains a drug called theobromine, [...]

2019-11-26T12:41:12+00:00November 21st, 2019|

Antifreeze Poisoning

As the nights draw in there is definitely more than a hint of frost in the air and the antifreeze may be coming out to keep our cars running smoothly…. but did you know that antifreeze is highly toxic to dogs and cats?? Antifreeze may appeal to our pets as a tasty festive drink – usually lapped up from the [...]

2018-12-17T16:28:52+00:00October 31st, 2018|

Fireworks Fear

This is a particularly frightening time of year for pets with all the bangs, flashes and strangers knocking on our doors. Our team has put together some essential information for pet owners to ensure your furry friends are kept safe. Much of the information below relates to dogs, but all our pets are likely to be affected by fireworks, they [...]

2018-12-17T16:32:02+00:00October 28th, 2016|

Autumn Poisons

POTENTIAL AUTUMNAL POISONS IN PETS - acorns, conkers and beech nuts. Please don't let your pets eat acorns, conkers and beechnuts which are shed from trees at this time of year. They can be highly toxic if ingested in high quantities. If you have any concerns about your pet please bring them in to Team Westport to be checked over. [...]

2018-12-17T16:32:15+00:00September 28th, 2016|

Spring safety

Spring has definitely sprung and with the brighter days and evenings we will be spending more time outside with our pets. At Westport Vets we are aware of all the dangers that come with the change of seasons and pets owners need to know too. Toxic Plants - gardens, parks and woods are full of colourful flowers at this time [...]

2018-12-17T16:33:49+00:00May 3rd, 2016|
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