Regular, preventative pet care news & advice
As part of our holistic approach to the care of your pet, we like to provide regular, preventative, timely and up-to-date pet care advice and practice news for all pet owners in Poole. We update these pages at least monthly so it’s always worth checking back to get our latest news and advice.
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Why all Dorset cats need a microchip in 2022
‘Lost & found’ isn’t the only reason our Poole veterinary team recommend cat microchipping. Learn about the new law.
Does my dog need an ID tag AND a microchip?
Kate helps to clear up any confusion by explaining the UK laws on dog ID tags and microchipping.
A rabbit microchip? Poole Vets have this advice
So… dogs and cats get microchipped, but what about rabbits? Get Walton Lodge Vets’ advice.
Life-threatening guinea pig health problems & advice
Walton Lodge Vets’ clinical team share emergency health conditions & lifesaving advice for guinea pigs.
Kate Morawska shares tips for emergency cat health problems
You can’t avoid most accidents, but it is always better to be prepared for cat emergencies. Read our Vet’s advice.
Why all dog owners in Dorset need a pet first aid kit
There are many different types of pet first aid kits – learn what supplies yours should contain and common dog emergencies.
16 ways to pet-proof your garden this spring
Garden with your pets in mind this spring so you can have a pet-friendly space all year round – discover how.
Spring garden safety: Poole Vets’ advice for rabbit owners
Wondering which garden plants are safe for rabbits and how to avoid other hazards? Get your answers here.
Kate shares what to do if your pet gets stung by a bee or a wasp
Can you tell the difference between a bee and a wasp? What should you do if your pet gets stung? Find out here.
Four hamster parasites to beware of
Head Vet Kate Morawska explains which parasites in hamsters are common and shares the signs to look out for.