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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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.

Why all dog owners in Derbyshire need a pet first aid kit

April 21st, 2022

There are many different types of pet first aid kits – learn what supplies yours should contain and common dog emergencies.

Life-threatening guinea pig health problems & advice

April 14th, 2022

STAR Vets’ clinical team share emergency health conditions & lifesaving advice for guinea pigs.

Caroline Ward shares tips for emergency cat health problems

April 7th, 2022

You can’t avoid most accidents, but it is always better to be prepared for cat emergencies. Read our Vet’s advice.

Garden plants safe for rabbits & spring hazards to avoid

March 21st, 2022

Spring is popular for gardening so our Appleby Magna Vets are sharing safety advice for rabbit owners.

How to pet-proof spring gardens in Derbyshire

March 14th, 2022

Learn 16 ways to pet-proof your garden this spring and get our free downloadable poisonous plants guide too.

Cats, dogs and bee stings – what you need to know

March 7th, 2022

Head Vet Caroline Ward, has some advice for owners of cats and dogs on how to deal with bee and wasp stings.

A closer look a dog fleas, worms, and ticks with our Vet

February 21st, 2022

In this article, our Head Vet Caroline Ward invites all dog owners to take a closer look at common dog parasites.

Four hamster parasites to beware of

February 14th, 2022

Head Vet Caroline Ward explains which parasites in hamsters are common and shares the signs to look out for.

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