Apart from keeping our lawns growing and needing mowing, the unusually mild seasonal weather is also unfortunately good news for parasites.
Until the frost arrives, worms can continue their life cycle so it's important to keep your pet up to date with a regular worm control programme.
One of the worms that can cause serious health issues is lungworm. Spread via snails, it's important to keep your pet protected by using a wormer effective against lungworm.
For more information - and to take the challenge and see if you are 'lungworm aware', click on the link opposite and visit the website.
As notified to our small animal clients, our Out-Of-Hours emergency service has now transferred to a dedicated emergency service provider in Coventry.
The practice previously shared out-of-hours cover with 2 other local practices based in Hinckley but the change will see all our small animal emergencies now dealt with at the Vets Now clinic based in Coundon, Coventry. This will allow treatment of all emergencies by dedicated out-of-hours personnel.
The procedure for contacting the emergency service, from 6:30pm on weeknights and from 2:30pm on Saturdays, remains unchanged with clients contacting our surgery on the usual telephone number (02476 384064) where an answer phone message will, as currently, give the details of how to contact the emergency service clinic.
Our large animal emergency arrangements remain unchanged.
For further information, please click on the factsheet images below.
If you haven't already done so, you can visit our practice Facebook page - shown opposite.
Maintained and updated by our vet Thad, the site has regular updates and lots of useful information on topical subjects, owner information as well as things like practice news and lost and found animals.
Feel free to browse the site.
To open the page in a new window, click on the icon at the top of the page.
If you like us, well - you could even "like" us !
Dental Health is important !
This autumn Paws and Whitestone Veterinary clinic are running free dental checks for your pets.
We are proud to be part of this national XL Vet practice campaign.
Please contact the surgery for an appointment.
You can also view the videos opposite for more dental care information.
Sadly, but invariably, with such a large workforce, from time to time we have to say goodbye to some of our staff as they move on to new pastures and challenges.
In this case, we have to say 'goodbye and good luck' to two of our nursing team.
Firstly to VN Sam (shown right with her Advanced Pet Health Councellor (APHC) qualification) who has been with us for many years including the latter several as a wortking mum.
Sam will be known to many clients from her time in our nurse clinics as well as her work helping complete insurance claims.
Secondly, Abby (left) who leaves us after a number of years, joining us initially as an unqualified nursing student before proceeding through her nursing qualification and gaining her 'full green' RVN status.
Abby has also been a mainstay and 'frequent flyer' of our 'social calendar' having attended many functions and climbed many hills and mountains.
We wish Sam and Abby all the best in their new ventures.
Every cloud, as they say, however has a silver lining and as a result of staff changes we get to welcome new members into the fold.
Ealier this year we said hello to new mixed vet Kate and new small-animal vet Bea.
Both have now been here several months and settled well into life at PAWS.
We also recently said hello to new veterinary nurse Joanne who joins the nursing team