Katie Love recounts an interesting case of weight loss in a cat

Following on from our article a few weeks ago about obesity in pets I thought I would tell you about one of our lovely feline patients that came in to see us here at St Vincent’s with quite the opposite! Poor Nabi came to visit us as her owners were worried that she was losing weight.  […]

An interesting case of a cat biting off more than they can chew!

Cats are not as well known for eating things they should not, unlike their canine counterparts. We often see dogs who have swallowed foreign bodies, including items such as tennis balls, socks, toys and even stones. However some cats will swallow plastic toys, wrappers and string among other things. Sometimes these objects will get vomited […]

Welcoming a new dog into the home

I still remember the excitement of our first family dog arriving. I was maybe 7 or 8 years old, and the family had decided to take on a guide dog puppy for its first year of socialisation and basic training.  My parents had decided that the full time responsibility of a permanent pet at that […]

Obesity in pets

I thinks it’s safe to say many of us are feeling a little out of shape following the excesses of Christmas and New Year.  With that in mind we thought we would take the opportunity to discuss obesity in pets, which is becoming an increasingly common issue. In the UK, the PDSA charity report that 1 in 3 […]

Christmas Opening Times at St Vincents Vets

We would like to wish all of our clients a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. While we hope you all have a peaceful and healthy festive season please be aware of our opening times over the next week   Monday        24/12/2018.     08h30-18h30         (Christmas Eve) […]

Important update on pet travel to Europe post Brexit

  At St Vincents Vets we have helped many people over the years ensure their pets can travel safely to European destinations and return to the UK satisfying the various regulations in place. This is a complex area made more so by an amount of uncertainty with Brexit looming. A recent announcement concerning the measures […]

Join us for our OPEN DAY on Saturday 17th November 2018

We are delighted to announce our Open Day on Saturday 17th November 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm. Join us to see behind the scenes at a busy veterinary practice, meet the staff and owners and spend some time looking at our exhibitors and enjoying some refreshments. On arrival you will be invited to tour the […]

How to keep your pet feeling safe this firework season.

It’s coming up to the time of year when the sky lights up with multiple dazzling displays. I hope your pet is like my current furry boy who sits at the window mesmerised. However most animals are scared by the loud bangs and ear splitting whistles that accompany fireworks. If your furry companion is distressed […]

Important information about ‘Alabama Rot’ in dogs

Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy/Alabama rot – Information Sheet for Clients  We have had a lot of queries recently regarding Alabama Rot and how to prevent your dogs from exposure. At this point this is a poorly understood disease, and we have copied the information sheet from Anderson Moores Vet Specialists below to answer some […]

Conservative wound management

A case study of conservative wound management following a laceration to a hindlimb in a greyhound. PLEASE NOTE –  THIS POST INCLUDES SOME GRAPHIC PICTURES OF WOUNDS. We are all familiar with the concept of surgery to repair and close wounds in our pets, but sometimes we need to adopt what is known as ‘conservative […]