News & Advice

Effective Kitten Litter Training Tips from Towcester Vets

June 14th, 2024

How to choose the right litter box set up and then litter train your kitten in just three easy-to-follow steps.

Towcester Vets Guide to a Safe Summer by the Sea with Your Dog

June 7th, 2024

Can all dogs swim? Is it too hot for dogs? Read our beach and water safety advice for a happy and chilled summer holiday season.

Is your Cat a Law Breaker?

May 21st, 2024

From the 10th of June 2024 it becomes a legal requirement for all cats in England to have a microchip placed by the time they reach 20 weeks old. Microchipping has been compulsory for dogs since 2016. Is your pet microchipped? What is a microchip? A microchip is a tiny silicone device with a glass […]

Our six dog-friendly UK staycation hot spots

May 21st, 2024

If you haven’t booked your UK dog-friendly holiday for 2024 yet, check out these top choices from your favourite vets.

The Crias are coming!

May 17th, 2024

Cria season is fast approaching and while we hope everyone’s births are plain sailing, here are a few top tips to ensure your new arrivals remain happy and healthy. Crias should be up within 60 mins and feeding within 2-4 hours. Crias are born without any antibodies to protect them from infection and the only […]

Haemonchus Contortus: the Barber’s Pole Worm

May 17th, 2024

Over the Summer and Autumn of 2023, we saw lots of cases of Haemonchus Contortus in sheep, goats, and alpacas. Haemonchus, also known as the Barber’s pole worm, lives in the abomasum of small ruminants, feeding on blood. Each worm can ingest up to 0.05ml/day, so a sheep with 5000 worms may lose 250ml of […]

Post movement reminder!

May 17th, 2024

We are still hearing that farmers are unaware of the post movement testing required for cattle moving from higher incidence areas of England and Wales into the annual surveillance areas of the Edge Area. Cattle require testing 60-120 days after their arrival. This affects farms in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire but not Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, or Bedfordshire. […]

Advice for conquering canine cabin fever

May 14th, 2024

If your dog is behaving differently but seems well, they might not be getting the stimulation they need. Learn how to overcome dog boredom here.

Towcester Vets shares a simple home check for overweight rabbits

May 7th, 2024

Our veterinary nurses share simple checks you can do at home to see if your rabbit is overweight.

Towcester Vets talk trauma, poisoning and more cat emergencies

April 21st, 2024

Read our article to find out the signs of five common cat emergencies to look out for this spring especially.

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