Allergies in Cats


The most common allergies in cats Cats commonly experience four types of allergies: insects (fleas), food allergies, atopic dermatitis (triggered by house dust, pollen, and moulds) and contact allergies. While they exhibit shared physical expressions and signs, each allergy type also presents unique features. If you believe your cat is showing signs of an allergy, then… Read more »

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Bank Holiday May and August opening hours


CHANGES TO OUR SERVICES DURING THE MAY BANK HOLIDAY Whether you plan to spend the long weekend discovering the countryside, unwinding at home, or enjoying a playdate with your pets, please be aware that our opening hours may vary. ⏰ For our out-of-hours contact details over the bank holiday, please visit our Emergencies page >>… Read more »

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What’s Better for My Cat: Wet or Dry Food?


A frequent question asked is whether cats should consume canned or dry food. Fortunately, many commercial cat foods offer an excellent nutritional source, whether in the form of dry or wet cat food. However, hinges on various factors, including weight, health conditions and budget. Deciding whether to opt for dry, canned or a combination of both… Read more »

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Introducing Pets to Children


Children and pets can form wonderful bonds and many parents aspire for their children to grow up alongside furry companions. When introducing them for the first time, it’s essential to establish a safe and comfortable environment where children and pets can begin to familiarise themselves with each other. Having pets is a great way of… Read more »

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Tips for worry-free visits to the vet


Like many people dread going to the doctor, the vet can be a source of anxiety for our pets. Luckily, there are steps you can take to alleviate some of the anxiety your pet feels when it senses a vet visit is coming up.  Preparing for your visit If possible, hold off on your pet’s… Read more »

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Spring hazards


Spring is an exciting time for most of us, pets included! Lighter nights mean more opportunities for being outdoors. To ensure a happy and safe season for your animals, take a minute to make yourself aware of hidden dangers which could lead to a poorly pet. Fleas, ticks and worms Whilst a year-round problem for… Read more »

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Signs & Methods for Pet Owners


Eight out of ten dogs, according to research, have trouble adjusting to being alone. Yet, half won’t exhibit any overt symptoms, making it easy for owners to overlook.

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Common allergies in dogs


From skin irritations to digestive issues, understanding and addressing common allergies in dogs is essential for ensuring their wellbeing. In this blog, we delve into the world of canine allergies, exploring their types, symptoms and effective management strategies.

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The top 12 most poisonous plants for pets


The sun is out, everything is in flower, and everyone has come out of hibernation: gardening season has begun! While this is a lovely time of year to spend with your pet, there are potentially poisonous plants in your garden that will affect cats and dogs. At Village Vets, we can assist you with pet-proofing… Read more »

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Dachshund has a bright future after eye surgery at Village Vet Winchmore Hill


A young dachshund with a hair-raising eye condition is now fully focused on the future again after successful surgery at a leading London vet practice, Village Vet Winchmore Hill.   One-year-old Rolo’s sight was being blighted by a corneal dermoid, a piece of skin and hair which had grown on his eyeball.   The much-loved family… Read more »

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