Celebrating “Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month”
May is VETERINARY NURSING AWARENESS MONTH!
Throughout the month of May we will be sharing advice about each and every service our amazing Nurses provide here at Bay Vets!
Veterinary nurses play an important role in the care of your pet, and are a vital member of the veterinary team. They carry out technical work and are skilled in undertaking a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures, under veterinary surgeon direction.
Veterinary nurses also advise on keeping pets healthy and in many practices run their own nursing consultations and out-patient checks.
Take a look at just how skilled our nursing team are here at Bay Vets by visiting the following webpage: https://www.bayvets.co.uk/nurse-clinics/
Bay Vets host “Feline Friendly Talks” to celebrate 10 years with Cats Protection
To celebrate the “10th Anniversary of the Cats Protection, Lancaster and Morecambe league”, will be hosting some informative feline friendly talks once a month for the rest of this year.
Everyone welcome, free admission and refreshments will be provided
Here is information on our next scheduled talk, hope you can make it.
Would you believe lily’s poison Cat’s!
These flowers are now very popular in floral arrangements and although they may be beautiful to look at these plants can cause kidney failure in our beloved cats. Cat owners need to be aware that having these flowers in your home can prove fatal. As little as two leaves can make your cat sick.
How to work out the real age of your cat
There is no reliable scientific method for calculating how old your cat is in human years. It is often suggested that one human year is the equivalent of seven cat years, but in reality alone year old cat is far more mature than a 15 year old child. Experts generally agree that the first 2 years of a cats life are roughly equal to the first 24 of a humans. Thereafter each additional year equals approximately four 4 cat years.
First 1 month of a cats life is equivalent to 6 months of a human
3 months equals 4 years
6 months equals 10 years
8 months equals 15 years
1 year equals 18 years
2years equals 24 years and then 1 cat year equals 4 human years
Obesity in neutered pets
Neutering is widely believed to cause dogs to become overweight, but recent research throws some doubt on this theory.In a study, 2,000 neutered dogs were enrolled and categorised into 3 age of neutering groups namely -less than 6 months, between 6 months and1 year and over 1 year. A total of 1,669 sexually intact dogs were used as a comparison. Thedogs records were examined up to the point when they were at least 10 years old or until they were diagnosed as overweight. Age of neutering had no effect on the risk of being overweight but overall neutered dogs were more likely to be overweight than entire dogs. However this risk was only increased for the first 2 years after neutering. Entire male dogs were less likely to be overweight than entire females , but there was no difference in risk between the two sexes in neutered dogs.