COVID Second Wave Lockdown

We will be open through this lockdown in the way we have been over recent months, so that animals can be treated and cared for as usual whilst protecting their people and our staff from transmission of the disease. Consultations will continue to be distanced and outside, and animals will be taken inside by members of staff. Please ring the surgery for more information.

Slim dogs live longer!

Published on: 13th January 2020

Being overweight is known to reduce lifespan of dogs. A recent study followed a group of Labradors from middle age onwards and showed that being at the optimal weight increased lifespan even if the weight loss programme was started at 8-10 years of age.

So it’s never too late to start a weight loss programme for your pet.

Happy walking!

 

To learn more see:

Penell JC et al. Body weight at 10 years of age and change in body composition between 8-10 years of age were related to survival in a longitudinal study of 39 Labrador retrievers. Vet Scand. 2019. Sep 9; 61(1):42