Regular preventative pet care news

Read on for a host of preventative pet care news that is free and updated monthly. In the articles below you’ll find seasonal advice, local tips and other information on how to keep your pet healthy, as well as interesting ways to exercise and entertain them.



Allergies in Cats

June 12th, 2024

The most common allergies in cats Cats commonly experience four types of allergies: insects (fleas), food allergies, atopic dermatitis (triggered by house dust, pollen, and moulds) and contact allergies. While they exhibit shared physical expressions and signs, each allergy type also presents unique features. If you believe your cat is showing signs of an allergy, […]

The role of a Registered Veterinary Nurse

May 13th, 2024

Ask most veterinary practices and they will tell you that their Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) are at the very heart of everything they do. Such is the respect for RVNs that a whole month is dedicated to celebrating their roles – Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month takes place every May and is recognised worldwide. Whilst the […]

The role of a patient care assistant (PCA)

May 1st, 2024

A patient care assistant works alongside and supports the whole practice team to achieve the highest standards of patient care. Under the direction and supervision of a veterinary surgeon or registered veterinary nurse (RVN) they will assist with monitoring of inpatients, infection control and handling animals safely for procedures such as injections, blood samples, bandage […]

The top 12 most poisonous plants for pets

April 10th, 2024

The sun is out, everything is in flower, and everyone has come out of hibernation: gardening season has begun! While this is a lovely time of year to spend with your pet, there are potentially poisonous plants in your garden that will affect cats and dogs. At Garston Vets, we can assist you with pet-proofing your […]

Common allergies in dogs

April 10th, 2024

From skin irritations to digestive issues, understanding and addressing common allergies in dogs is essential for ensuring their wellbeing. In this blog, we delve into the world of canine allergies, exploring their types, symptoms and effective management strategies.  Food Allergies in Dogs  Food allergies can manifest through various symptoms, including gastrointestinal issues or skin problems. […]

Garston Vets on spring gardening safety for dog owners

March 21st, 2024

Learn which plants are toxic to dogs as well as pet-friendly plants, ready for your first spring gardening session this month.

Growing Goodness: The wonders of edible gardens for small pets

March 14th, 2024

Celebrate the arrival of spring in Wiltshire and Somerset by creating an edible garden for your small furry pets? Discover how.

Spring cleaning indoor hazards for curious Wiltshire and Somerset cats

March 7th, 2024

Read our spring-cleaning cat safety tips including knowing which cleaning products are toxic to cats and where to put your cat while you clean.

Celebrating World Book Day 2024 with Garston Vets

March 4th, 2024

Celebrate world book day 2024 with us at Garston Vets Happy World Book Day to our wonderful clients at Garston Vets. Join us as we celebrate our favourite fictional pets. In this article we also explore how we can all take the lessons that we learn from our beloved fictional pets into our everyday lives. […]

Lost and found pets in Wiltshire & Somerset

January 17th, 2024

What to do and how you can help a lost or found pet Losing or finding a pet can be a concerning or upsetting time. At Garston Veterinary Group, we’re not just about caring for your pets but also supporting our local community of pet lovers in Wiltshire & Somerset. One of the most distressing […]