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Preparing your pet for a change in season

As we move from one season to another, we think about the number of layers we need to wear and whether we need to alter our daily routine to cope with the changes. Whilst we consider the alterations we need to make; it is important to ensure that we also prepare our pets for the season ahead.

Preparing your pets for firework season

Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year's Eve and Diwali. Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright flashes. Preparing your pet early can make a significant difference and will help your pet cope throughout the seasonal events – start preparing now!

Learn how to identify and reduce worry, anxiety and stress in your pet

Just like humans, our pets can experience worry, anxiety and stress. Since we know how these emotions make us feel, we certainly want to help alleviate our pet’s distress where we can. However, our pets cannot voice their feelings, so how can we tell they are experiencing these emotions? The signs in pets are often subtle.

August bank holiday opening hours

The August bank holiday weekend is upon us… whether you are heading to the coast, off on a walking adventure or taking it easy at home this bank holiday, we just wanted to let you that our opening hours may differ, should you need us. 

How to prepare your dog ahead of fireworks

We understand that noisy celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year can cause nervousness in dogs. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet.

Autumn dangers

Autumn dangers

To ensure you know the dangers associated with autumn,  we have compiled together our guidance as we transition from spring to autumn. We want you all to stay safe this season.

Top tips to calm your anxious and stressed pet

Like humans, pets often suffer from everyday stress that can lead to issues which can cause them to become anxious or stressed. Unfortunately, while humans have some means at their disposal to deal with such issues, pets aren’t so lucky. So here are some effective ways to help reduce and relieve anxiety and stress in pets.

How to prepare your cat ahead of fireworks

We understand that noisy celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year can cause nervousness in cats. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet.

Have a worry-free experience when taking your cat to the vet

We know regular veterinary visits benefit our cats – but taking them for an appointment can pose a challenge if not done correctly. Cats by nature are independent, territorial and need to feel in control. So – all these things can make trips to the vets eventful for both you and your cat.

Preparing your pet for home life changes

The end of the summer holidays brings with it another change in home life for our pets. When considering this change, we could put them in one of two camps: those looking forward to the peace and quiet and those dreading not being with us 24/7.

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Eastcott Veterinary Clinic & Hospital
Edison Business Park
Hindle Way, Off Dorcan Way,
Swindon
Wiltshire,
SN3 3FR

Telephone: 01793 528341
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