New rules for pet travel Pet owners wishing to travel abroad with their pets will need to follow new guidelines from January 2021. There is only one new requirement for EU travel and that is the issue of an Animal Health Certificate (AHC) rather than using a pet passport. Here … [Read more...] about Pet travel updates – Brexit
Below are a few simple ways to help comfort your pets and keep them calm over the bonfire night period. Every pet is different and will react in different ways but hopefully there are some useful tips! Dogs: Take your dog for a walk during the day, well before sunset and fireworks are … [Read more...] about Looking after your pets on bonfire night
Lilies, as beautiful as they are can be very harmful to cats. Every part of the lily; the petals, leaves, pollen and even water from the vase can be harmful. The toxins (nephrotoxin, meaning affecting the kidneys) will affect your cat quite quickly, often within two hours of ingestion. Ingestion … [Read more...] about Lily Poisoning in Cats
Microchipping your pets If you follow us on social media, you will see we help clients and local families by posting about their missing animals to help spread the word. We see a high number of lost pets who are not microchipped and this does make it more difficult to reunite - microchipping can … [Read more...] about A quick trip to microchip!
Harvest Mites and Seasonal Canine Illness What are Harvest mites? Harvest mites are like tiny spiders and are a member of the arachnid family. They cause seasonal skin conditions for dogs at this time of year (late August – October). Although they are ridiculously small (microscopic), they … [Read more...] about Advice on Harvest Mites and Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI)
After years of hard work (and COVID-19!), we are delighted to announce we will be opening the doors to our brand new, 24 hour hospital in Market Weighton on Monday 24th August 2020. This new era for Wicstun is huge for not only the team, but also the veterinary world. As one of the few remaining … [Read more...] about Wicstun Veterinary Hospital Opening!
Corona Virus Update for our clients (as at 17th March 2020) In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we believe that it is important for us to put measures in place to help protect our teams and our clients, whilst allowing us to remain open and functioning to the best of our abilities. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 – Client Guidance
Expert guidance on safe and comfortable cat travel! Cat carriers are the safest way to transport your cat to the vets. They offer protection, security and minimise the risk of escape. For a lot of cats, travelling is an odd experience and may not be met too enthusiastically. For … [Read more...] about Transport your cat safely!
Vets recommend you begin helping your pet now! Wicstun vet, Emily, offers advice to owners of noise phobic or anxious pets; Firework season can be a distressing time for our pets, so here are a few tips of simple things that can be implemented to try and minimize the effects as much as possible! … [Read more...] about Is your pet scared of fireworks?
Pet passports and Brexit - will you need to take action? DEFRA have issued the following information for pet owners If you currently hold a UK-issued EU pet passport for your cat, dog or ferret: We would like to make you aware of changes that may affect you and your pet when … [Read more...] about ** Brexit – pet owner advice issued by DEFRA