What we’ve been up to
This is Silas & Silvio who are staying in our cattery at the moment. They were a bit unsure about having their photos taken, but are super sweet! ... See MoreSee Less
Our thoughts are with our neighbours in Latimer Road today. If you or someone you know needs a safe place for their cat, rabbit or pocket pet we are able to offer free boarding until you are able to make alternative arrangements. Please call the clinic on 02087433510 ... See MoreSee Less
We received a really lovely thank you card today, and it came with this really cool drawing! Thank you Reya, we love it! ... See MoreSee Less
Photos from Petcare Brackenbury's post (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Dog show starting at 12pm!
*Dog that most looks like owner
1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes to win!
Come and see us under the white tent to register! ... See MoreSee Less
This is Peaches. Some of you may have seen her feature on here a few times and some of you may have met her here in the clinic.
She originally came to us at Brackenbury in October last year, after being found on the street with a prolapsed rectum – this was due to on-going diarrhoea.
When she first arrived, she was underweight, covered in fleas & ticks, had ear mites and was very smelly.
She had to stay in our isolation cage and we could only handle her when wearing gloves and gowns, as we had no idea of her history or if she had anything infectious.
She was treated with Stronghold and put on a gastro-intestinal diet to hopefully get rid of the diarrhoea. We also started ear medication which made her very greasy!
After a few weeks in the clinic, and her diarrhoea not improving, it was decided that the next thing we needed to do, was repair the prolapse.
The surgery Peaches needed is not a frequently performed surgery, and after speaking to James at our Chiwick branch and a specialist surgeon Tom and the team developed a plan and took her to theatre.
The surgery was successful, however we had still not fixed the diarrhoea.
Over the next few months, we trialed Peaches on lots of different diets to try to improve her stools, we sent a faecal sample to the lab to check for any bacteria or parasites we may be able to treat and we even tried a course of steroids in case the issue was as simple as an inflamed bowel.
None of the usual diets we use to treat diarrhoea had worked, her faecal analysis came back clear and not even the steroids made a difference!
We had finally started to accept that she was just going to have diarrhoea forever and maybe she would have to stay with us and be the clinic cat.
Our last idea was to try Peaches on a raw diet.
Raw diets are fairly new on the market, and are generally not our first choice. This is because there are few around that are properly balanced diets, and by feeding an unbalanced diet, you can cause more harm than good.
I looked into a few different companies, and sent an email to NaturesMenu. I told them Peaches' story, and asked if they would be able to give us a sample of their raw diet to try. They very kindly sent us 2 boxes!!
Even though Peaches is NEVER fussy when it comes to food, we had to wean her onto the raw diet over a week – the texture is very different to the other dry diet she had been on, so it took some getting used to.
After 1 week, Peaches was eating only NaturesMenu raw diet, and her stools were formed and less smelly!!
She has now been on her raw diet for 3 weeks and is doing really well!
Peaches is a great example of how sometimes there is no “quick fix”, especially when it comes to skin & dietary allergies, but with perseverance & patience, you can get there in the end! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Easter everyone! While you're enjoying a nice long weekend, these kitties are enjoying a break in our fully booked cattery.
Spaces are filling up fast for summer, so be sure to get in touch with us soon if you want to book! ... See MoreSee Less
The sarcoptic mange mite is an eight legged parasite that is itchier than any other parasite - it makes affected dogs and cats miserable. They develop rashes and hair loss, and they may self harm.
It can also infect humans, but the best way to protect your pets and yourself is regular treatment of dogs and cats in the house. ... See MoreSee Less