In this months newsletter you can read Dr Jonathan Hale's advice on how to bring a new pet into your home without distressing the already present ones. We have an article from Gelah, senior veterinary nurse at BVC, explaining what a typical working day for her looks like. There are also articles on why cats purr, things to consider before you get a puppy, our monthly special promotion and lots of other information. In our "Breed of the Month" section we give you information on the Sphinx Cat.
BVC vets advice column by Dr Jonathan Hale
The introduction of a new pet into the house is often a time for potential conflict between the existing members of the same species in the household and the new arrival. This can be very distressing for the humans and the pets in the house and it’s not an uncommon reason for people to call me at the practice.
There are differences in the ways that this situation needs to be handled between dogs and cats. That is hardly surprising as dogs are pack animals by nature while cats are solitary by nature. Knowing some of these basic features of cats and dogs does go a long way to understanding why they react as they do. If you would like to read more, please click here
A cat’s purr
A Day in the Life of a BVC Veterinary Nurse
Arriving at work by 7:00 am, Gelah’s first task is to do a ward round checking the status of all in-patients in our various hospital wards. There are separate cat, dog, bird and isolation wards at the BVC. Medicines must be given, medical notes logged on the computer whiteboard, and patient comfort and cleaning must be overseen. Gelah oversees the trainee nurses who do the cleaning of the hospital wards. Once this is done, Gelah can then take a short break. If you would like to read more about Gelah’s day at the BVC, please click here.
Job opening at the BVC
Shall we get a puppy?
Special July promotion on Hill’s Mini Dog Food
If you like to puzzle.........
Cat Breed of the month: the Sphinx
If you would like to read more, please click here.
Something to make you smile
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