There are many different heart conditions that can affect our dogs; however, mitral valve disease (MVD) is by far the most common. But what is MVD, and how do you know if your dog has it?
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 in Ilford.
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.
Like humans, pets often suffer from everyday stress that can lead to issues that 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.
During our opening times of 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Saturday, and 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Sunday, our team at Animal Ark is here to look after your pet. Our team of dedicated Vets, Registered Veterinary Nurses, Student Veterinary Nurses, and Patient Care Assistants ensure that your pet has the very best care.
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.
The August bank holiday weekend is here… 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 we wanted to let you know that we will be open the below hours:
The end of the summer holidays in Ilford 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.
We understand that noisy celebrations in Ilford such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year can cause nervousness in pets. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet.