Vetster option 01 (Blog)

Rachel Hinks

BVSc MRCVS

Latest articles by Rachel Hinks

If my dog has been treated for ticks do I still need to check for ticks after a walk?
Dogs
If my dog has been treated for ticks do I still need to check for ticks after a walk?
Ticks are small external parasites that attach to your dogs skin and also can attach to us humans! They attach using their small mouth parts. They embed into the skin and feed on the animals’ blood before moving onto ano…
September 29, 2021 • 42 shares
Moving house with an outdoor bunny - tips from a vet
Rabbits
Moving house with an outdoor bunny - tips from a vet
Moving house is a busy and emotional time for everyone. It involves planning and organisation to ensure everything goes smoothly and the same goes for moving with your rabbit. Plan ahead for your move with your bunny and…
September 20, 2021 • 23 shares
How are hamsters, rats and gerbils put to sleep (euthanased)?
end of life
How are hamsters, rats and gerbils put to sleep (euthanased)?
Sadly the time may come when your little furry pet needs to be euthanased. Unfortunately, most do not simply go peacefully in their sleep. It is important to consider your pet’s quality of life, whether they still enjoy…
September 7, 2021 • 65 shares
How to care for a 12 week old kitten
Cats
How to care for a 12 week old kitten
You’ve got home from visiting your soon-to-be new kitten and are full of excitement... But then you have to start thinking about what you will need and how to care for your new kitten. This guide should help you think ab…
August 28, 2021 • 38 shares
Can I catch diseases from my rabbit?
Rabbits
Can I catch diseases from my rabbit?
Now you have your pet rabbit at home, he’s got a lovely outdoor run, indoor areas and plenty of space to relax in the shade. You are starting to handle him regularly to get him used to being picked up, checked over and e…
August 27, 2021 • 28 shares
What dog breeds are good for older owners?
Dogs
What dog breeds are good for older owners?
There are many breeds of dogs that you may be considering to have as an older owner, of varying sizes, personalities and traits. Then there’s the decision of whether to have a rescue dog or find a reputable breeder and c…
June 30, 2021
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