Why should your pet be vaccinated?

Vaccination visits are especially important occasions in your pet’s life. Apart from the obvious benefits of having your animal’s health checked out once a year, vaccines prevent a host of diseases in your pet, some of which may be deadly. At Animal Matters, we vaccinate our canine pets against Distemper, Parvovirus, Canine Hepatitis and Canine Parainfluenza. Parvovirus is mainly a …

COVID-19 and our pets

COVID 19 and our pets

As we tackle this difficult time on our planet dealing with lockdowns, self-isolation and a serious lack of walking the dog, many pet owners may be concerned if COVID 19 can affect their pets or not. It is well known that animals suffer from various corona virus infections and all vets are aware of this by the time they graduate …

Animal Matters Veterinary Hospital Open During Covid-19 Lockdown

Veterinary hospitals and clinics have been cleared as essential services during lockdown. Animal Matters would like to reassure you that we will continue to provide your pets with the best medical service and treatment during these difficult times ahead. Our opening hours will remain the same. Animal Matters recognise the importance of social distancing during these challenging times ahead in …

Senior pets

Senior pets, what to look out for as your pet gets older

Just like us, our beloved pets start to get aches and pains as they age. This is normal as they get older, but what should you be looking out for that may mean your pet needs a health check? Arthritis One of the most common ailments affecting older dogs and cats is osteoarthritis. This is a progressive disease where the …

Feline leukemia

Cats and leukemia virus

Feline leukemia is an immunodeficiency virus affecting cats. It is contagious and spreads easily in multi cat households through mutual grooming, sharing of food and water bowls and fighting. Testing positive for leukemia does not have to be a death sentence for your cat. A percentage of cats (20-30%) will clear themselves of the infection. Cats that test positive should …