We’re bowled over by the breathtaking feats of Jess the Jack Russell!

Rebecca Brookes was in the middle of an asthma attack, coughing uncontrollably and gasping for breath when Jess, her beloved Jack Russell, came running to the rescue. ‘Amazing Jess’, as she’s now known, had realised the danger and raced off to fetch Rebecca’s inhaler before delivering it to her distressed owner. It was a moment […]

Vet’s bitesize guide to protecting pets’ teeth

It’s important to take care of your pet’s oral health – which is why we offer free dental advice and urge you to be vigilant when looking after your pet’s teeth. Introducing dental checks and scale and polish treatments into your pet’s routine is vital to ensure they stay fit and healthy. We welcomed two […]

Parvovirus in Dogs

Canine Parvovirus is a potentially lethal illness in dogs that has seen several confirmed cases in recent years and months in the UK. Spreading awareness about the symptoms and prevention is crucial.

Cases of killer rabbit disease suspected in Leeds

Calder Vets is warning that a new strain of a deadly disease which kills rabbits without warning could be on the rise in Yorkshire. We are urging all rabbit owners to make sure their pets have up-to-date vaccinations to safeguard against a new strain of viral haemorrhagic disease known as VHD 2. VHD 2 is […]

Guinea pig goes under the knife for life-saving op

Vets in Dewsbury had to put their surgery skills to the test to perform a life-saving operation on a tiny guinea pig. Little Alfie, a five-year-old guinea pig, was taken to Calder Vets’ 24-hour Dewsbury animal hospital after his owner became concerned that his usual array of squeaks and squeals had taken on more anguished […]

Frustrated with skin or ears? Come to our itchy dog clinics!

Here at Calder Vets, we see a large number of itchy dogs struggling with niggly skin conditions. These problems are often much worse in the warm weather. Here are some of the signs to look out for: Recurrent ear infections Smelly, waxy or red ears Scratching around face/ears or head shaking Irritated skin Changes in […]

Warning after spike in deadly rabbit disease flystrike

Calder Vets is urging rabbit owners to be aware of the deadly disease flystrike after a huge rise in the number of pets being admitted to its branches with the condition. We’ve seen a spike in admissions for the condition, which is caused by flies laying eggs on rabbits which hatch into maggots. The maggots […]

Protect pets from the heat as heatwave continues

We’ve recently introduced free heatwave appointments with our nurses to help pet owners keep their animals safe in the heat as forecasters predict the sizzling summer will continue across the UK. With the sun shining across the country and temperatures set to stay high over the coming weeks, Calder Vets is encouraging people to make […]

New vet practice in Leeds open for business

We are delighted to announce our new practice in Halton, Leeds is now open for business. We welcomed three talented primary school children, who showed off their artistic skills by drawing colourful creatures, to officially open our 13th practice in Yorkshire on Friday, July 6. Prior to the opening, youngsters from Templenewsam Halton Primary School […]