White House Vets

156 Newtown Road

Malvern WR14 1PJ


01684 560940 (24hrs)

 

info@whitehousevets.com

 

Latest NeWs

 

£155 raised for The Holdings as Cat Show Winners Announced!

 

See the winning entries for each of the four categories and whether yours was a runner up! (24/04/20)

 

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COVID-19 and your pet - see our home page for advice and new Covid-19 Extra page for tips on coping with lock down etc. (15 April 2020)

 

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Pet Club Newsletter #75 issued at 4pm on Friday 24/04/2020 with Cat Photo Competition Winners and more

 

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There have been two cases of Alabama Rot - one confirmed and one suspected - in the Cradley/Suckley area. For more

information click here
 

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To view our latest newsletters and get yours join the Pet Club free

 

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What's new?

For a quick looksee on the latest website updates click here

 

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A bereavement poem for a departing dog added to our "Saying Goodbye" section

 

Opening Hours: 

 

Except 24th Dec -1st Jan

and Easter weekend

(See 'Latest News' Section above)

 

Mon-Fri     08:00 - 19.00hrs

Saturday    09:00 - 12:00hrs

Sunday       suspended at present



Also open Bank Holidays except
Christmas Day.

 

Appointments within 24 hours
 

After hours our emergency service is provided by our out of hours partner, VetsNow.

 

Just phone the normal number 01684 560940 (24hrs) to be automatically put through

 

 

 

Covid-19 Extra

 

 

 

Tips on Coping

 

 

with lock down

 

 

 

 



Cats Staying In or Not? - Official advice, the British Veterinary Association speaks out after their web site crashed see the full response as reported by Sky News here (8th April 2020).

 

Entertaining your Cat while you're out - Here are some useful tips from down under.

 

Separation Anxiety - If you are now spending more time at home with your dogs, be careful that you do not create a problem when things go back to normal. Make sure your dogs have some time AWAY from you every day to avoid them becoming too dependent on your company.

 

 

Are your dogs getting bored during lock-down?  - Here are a few suggestions to keep them entertained:

 

Here are a few suggestions to keep them entertained:

 

  •  Scatter Feeding (for dogs fed on kibble). Feed part or all your dog's daily ration scattered on the lawn or elsewhere in the garden (only to be done if you haven't used chemicals or fertiliser on your lawn). You may need to expand the area or lower the density of the food as they become more expert in sniffing out the food. Nose work of this type is an intense and tiring exercise.

 

  • A "snuffle mat" will recreate the outside "scatter" feeding but inside the house, www.snufflemats.co.uk

 

  • Interactive dog toys . There are many of these available . They are designed to encourage dogs to use their nose. available from Pet shops and on-line.

 

  • "Hide and seek". This can be played indoors or out. Hide a favourite toy (or possibly  a treat), and make them search for it. Initially they may need some encouragement. Vary the item and the location.

 

  • "Teach a trick" It doesn't need to be too ambitious. Keep training sessions short and sweet. try "kettle training", i.e. do  a bit of training while you are waiting for the kettle to boil. Stick to one trick at a time until it is perfected. Again, keep it simple!

 

  • On-line training: why not sign up for some on-line training with local dog trainer Pauline Whittaker here.
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