A trip to the dentist…

Dental care is one of the areas of pets health that can easily be overlooked. We sometimes simply accept that our pets are bound to have bad breath and feel that there isn’t much we can do about it.  But did you know that there is actually quite a lot that we can do as […]

Our 24/7 365 service at Calder Vets

Here at Calder Vets your pets mean as much to us as they do to you, and this is why we operate a 24/7 emergency service 365 days of the year. Saturday appointments are available at all our branches for both routine or emergency consults and our Dewsbury Hospital never closes its doors, with a […]

VETS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DOG BLOOD DONORS

Dog owners in Yorkshire are being encouraged to do something amazing and sign their beloved pets up to the blood donor register, to help save canine lives. Calder Vets, which has 12 surgeries across Yorkshire, is planning to host a donation day with the Pet Blood Bank charity, but this can’t happen until a minimum […]

Labrador Sebastian beats the odds as 3kg tumour is removed from his lung

Vets have carried out life-saving surgery on a black labrador after they discovered a massive tumour the size of a rugby ball on one of his lungs. Six-year-old Sebastian was referred to Calder Vets, which has 12 practices across Yorkshire, with a suspected heart problem after he suddenly started coughing and retching while out for […]

VETS URGE RABBIT OWNERS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR SIGNS OF SERIOUS GUT CONDITION

Following the recent admittance of a number of rabbits with gut stasis, a potentially fatal digestion condition if not treated quickly, we’re warning rabbit owners to be aware of the signs. Phoebe, a Rex rabbit, was brought into see one of Calder’s veterinary surgeons, and rabbit enthusiast, Shona Haydon after her owner noticed that she […]

Free Rabbit Health checks for Rabbit Awareness Week (17 – 25 June)

We’re offering free rabbit health checks with our nurses in support of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) this June. Key themes of RAW 2017 is the importance of feeding hay and fresh grass to support pet rabbits’ dental, digestive and emotional health, so it’s the perfect time to make sure your bunny is in tip-top health. […]

LITTLE BIT OF LUCK AS MISSING CAT RETURNS AFTER NEARLY THREE YEARS

A cat owner has been reunited with her beloved pet after he turned up at the family home after being missing for nearly three years. Little Bit, a 12-year-old tabby, went missing from his Denby Dale home just over two-and-a-half years ago and owner Steph Mellor-Smith had all but given up hope of seeing her […]

The end of an era

Today is a sad day for Calder Vets, as we say goodbye to a very important member of our team. Louis Turner has been with us since 1991 as our resident builder. He’s built practices from the ground up and carried out extensive refurbishment work on all of our 12 practices. As well as being […]

Poisoning warning following admission of cats with acute renal failure

We are asking our clients to be extra vigilant following recent admissions of cats presenting Acute Renal Failure (ARF).  This condition can have many causes, one of the main ones is ethylene glycol toxicity, which is found in anti-freeze, screen wash, brake fluid, coolants and some kinds of ink. The ingestion of anti-freeze and following […]

Ollie – Diabetes in Cats

Cat diabetes is a common endocrine condition and in most cases can be diagnosed and managed successfully. Management of the condition can be complex as treatment may need to be adjusted to the individual cat as Emma experienced with her cat Ollie.