Pet care news & advice


Read on for a host of preventative pet care news and advice that’s free & updated monthly. In the stories below you’ll find seasonal tips & information on how to keep your pet healthy. If you’d like us to email you whenever we update the news then simply…

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Caroline shares 7 checks you should do on your dog at home and why

August 7th, 2022

Learn how to spot dog health problems by following these simple steps at home.

Understanding dog behaviour and getting help in Appleby Magna

July 21st, 2022

Facial expressions and body posture can say a lot about how a dog is feeling. Learn why this is important and how to understand it in our article.

STAR Vets explain why rabbits need a companion

July 14th, 2022

Rabbits are highly sociable animals – find out how having the right companion will help your bunny feel happy and fulfilled.

Overgrooming in cats – stress or a health problem?

July 7th, 2022

Vet Caroline Ward explains the reasons why a cat may overgroom. Get Caroline’s advice here.

How to safely transport guinea pigs

June 21st, 2022

Read advice from our head vet Caroline on how to transport guinea pigs safely and with the minimum amount of stress.

How to choose the best cat sitter or cattery in Derbyshire

June 14th, 2022

Making early holiday arrangements is essential. Read our tips for cat owners who are considering care options this summer.

Get STAR Vets’ dog-friendly holiday prep list

June 7th, 2022

Taking your dog on holiday with you can be an exciting idea. Get our prep list for planning an easy dog-friendly holiday this summer.

Does my dog need an ID tag AND a microchip?

May 21st, 2022

Caroline helps to clear up any confusion by explaining the UK laws on dog ID tags and microchipping.

Reasons to microchip your cat besides the new UK law

May 14th, 2022

Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, discover why all cats in Derbyshire need a microchip by law in 2022.

A rabbit microchip? Appleby Magna Vets have this advice

May 7th, 2022

So… dogs and cats get microchipped, but what about rabbits? Get STAR Vets’ advice.

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