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Freckles the dog uses hydrotherapy pool and treadmill to beat lameness

At Clent Hills Pet Fitness & Rehabilitation Centre, we often use both the underwater treadmill and hydrotherapy pool in conjunction with one another to target different things throughout the rehabilitation plan, as we find that a multimodal approach can be particularly beneficial. One case that has proven that is Freckles. Freckles the German short-haired pointer…

Lockdown 2.0 – We’re here for you and your pets

With the country in Lockdown 2.0, we wanted to reassure our clients that we are here for you and your pets. When it comes to pet healthcare, there’s no need to worry. Our Bromsgrove and Hagley vet practices have remained open as normal, and our Rubery practice is also open but with some slight changes.…

How extra weight affects your pet’s mobility

Just like us humans, when pets carry extra weight their health, wellbeing, and mobility are affected. If you read our previous post on how to use a Body Condition Score to assess your pet’s weight, it’s time to understand more about mobility issues. As well as having a clear understanding of how to correctly condition…

How to assess your cat or dog’s weight using body condition scoring

Is your cat or dog overweight? It’s not always easy to tell by simply looking at them. The first thing to establish is how to correctly identify your pet’s body condition as this can then determine whether they need to gain weight, lose weight, or maintain their weight. Although the number on the weighing scales…

Health problems associated with overweight dogs and cats

Like most pet owners, you’re probably guilty of giving in to those puppy dog eyes and undeniable cuteness and giving your pet an extra treat, or two, or three… Understanding why maintaining a healthy weight is so important is integral for the long-term health and wellbeing of your pet. Just like humans, being overweight will…

Clent Hills Vets Easter bank holiday weekend 2020 opening hours

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter from all the team still working here at Clent Hills Vets. We do miss seeing you all in person, and having cuddles with your lovely pets, but we hope you are all staying safe and well at home. Since we announced our new Coronavirus-lockdown measures a couple of weeks ago…

Five tips for getting the most out of your dog’s walk

With the current Coronavirus situation, using the one walk a day motto, it’s important for your dog to get the most out of that exercise time. Here are five tips that will provide simple ways to enhance or adapt your dog’s walk for the most benefit. Lead walking is one of the most common exercises…

How to care for your pets during the stay-at-home Coronavirus order

With stepped-up government measures in place and Coronavirus information changing daily, it’s no surprise pet owners are worried about their pets.  Firstly, it’s important not to panic. To date, there is no evidence confirming pets are a source of infection or can become sick from COVID-19 themselves.  Read the Government’s advice on self-isolation That said,…