Spring is here, which means the weather will (hopefully!) start getting warmer. With the warmer weather and longer days comes, ‘kitten season’. Kitten season is the time of year when most kittens are born and when we get a lot of stray kittens brought into the clinic. In this article we will be discussing what to do if you find stray kittens.
Firstly, assess the situation and investigate whether the kitten/s are on their own. Their mother might be away hunting for food, she
If you visited the clinic in last month you may have been greeted by our temporary part-time resident clinic kitten, Henrietta! Henrietta was the last kitten from her litter to find a home. Before finding her fur-ever home, she quickly won over the hearts of all the OC Vet staff with her sweet and cheeky antics, like stealing Mumma Puss’ window bed! Whilst saying good bye to Henrietta was bittersweet after she had spent so much time with us at the clinic, we were happy she wa
Did you know that there are vaccinations for puppies that allow them to go out sooner?? Traditionally puppies get a course of 3-4 vaccinations before they are considered to have adequate protection to go out into the real world. Normally the vaccines are given at 6-8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks and immunity is not considered complete until 18 weeks. So during this early time, socialisation is limited to attending puppy school, and visiting friends or family dogs that are ful
Recently we had a warning about Advance Dermocare dry dog food due to associations with megaoesophagus in dogs. We have become aware of a new alert in America. The US Food and Dtrug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals to reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs potentially linked to ingredients (peas, lentils, other legume seeds, potatoes ) used in 'grain free diets. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not