Paws for thought and protect pets at Christmas

We’re warning pet owners to be aware of household hazards which could affect their animals at Christmas in a bid to avoid an emergency trip to surgery. The festive period can present a minefield of potential issues for pets as homes are decorated and a range of food and drink is often accessible. Among the […]

Act now if taking pets abroad after Brexit

We’re advising pet owners they have until the end of the month to act if they intend to travel to the European Union (EU) with their furry friend from the end of March. Currently, dogs, cats and ferrets can travel anywhere in the EU as long as they have a pet passport, which sees owners […]

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 […]

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 […]

Extending our service to humans

Here at Calder Vets, we’re known for our state-of-the-art facilities for animals but we’ve recently purchased potentially life-saving equipment to prove our sense of care extends to human healthcare. We purchased the automated external defibrillator (AED) for use at our Dewsbury hospital, to provide emergency treatment to anyone suffering from cardiac arrest. Tracy Hemingway, practice […]

Dental checks for pets

Prevention is better than cure, which is why we’re urging pet owners to look after their animal’s teeth to improve oral health and reduce the risk of tooth and gum disease. We’re highlighting the importance of regular check-ups by offering dental appointments at our practices. Introducing dental checks and scale and polish treatments into your […]

Calder Vets fill cats’ hearts with the sound of music

We all know how daunting it can be for our cats when visiting the vets, which is why we’ve found a solution to help relax our feline friends. Senior ward nurses, Kathryn Atkinson and Jenny Taylor, wanted to help our inpatients feel more comfortable while staying at the Dewsbury practice by filling the room with […]