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How to care for your pet during the winter

During the winter months, as the temperature drops, it’s important to adjust how you care for your pet to help them stay warm and safe. Whether your pets are spending time indoors and outdoors, there are several ways to ensure your dog, cat or rabbit lives a healthy life, has plenty of playtime and exercise, […]

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Animal Trust Dewsbury expands its delivery of care

We’re delighted to announce that from Monday 25th November 2019, Animal Trust Dewsbury will operate 24/7, 365 days a year. This means that owners and their pets who access our Dewsbury and Leeds surgeries will no longer need to travel to an out-of-hours provider for emergency care — another exciting step in our journey to […]

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Preparing your Pet for Firework Season

Firework season is upon us and it can be a frightening time for pets. In 2018, a report published by the PDSA found that around 40% of cat and dog owners reported that their pet is afraid of fireworks.  Sudden loud bangs and flashes which fireworks give off can cause anxiety in pets and therefore [...]

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Animal Trust Birkenhead help Shitzu to recover from bladder infection

Animal Trust Birkenhead, is celebrating after helping an 8-year-old Shitzu recover from a serious bladder problem. Ruby’s owner, Glyn Jones, booked a free consultation for Ruby at the surgery after noticing she was urinating excessively and passing blood. Rob Pope, Lead Veterinary Surgeon at Animal Trust Birkenhead examined Ruby and performed an ultrasound scan and [...]

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Glaucoma causes eye removal at Animal Trust Wrexham

Animal Trust Wrexham has recently helped a dog suffering from severe Glaucoma - a disease of increased pressure in the eye and that can cause damage to the eye ball. Glaucoma is a serious condition and around 40% of dogs who are affected by the disease will lose their sight within the first year. Here [...]

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Cushing’s Disease Diagnosed at Animal Trust Birkenhead

Cushing’s disease is a condition frequently seen in middle-aged and older dogs. So when Bob started to show symptoms, Animal Trust stepped in to help. Here is more of his story. 10-year-old Shih Tzu Bob was brought to Animal Trust Birkenhead when his owner, Mrs Hennigan, noticed Bob was drinking and urinating more than normal. Like [...]

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Better Sight for Kat thanks to Animal Trust Ellesmere Port

Eye conditions and infections are a common reason for owners to bring their pets into Animal Trust. When Miss Robertshaw noticed her 7-year-old domestic shorthair, cat, Kat, had some yellow discharge from his eye and was scratching at the area, so she took him straight to Animal Trust to have him checked during a free [...]

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Can cats catch a cold?

Cats can become ill with respiratory infections known as feline upper respiratory disease, or ‘cat flu’. Cat flu is very infectious and spreads between cats quickly. How do cats get cat flu? Unvaccinated cats are at risk of catching cat flu. Cats are more likely to catch cat flu if their immune system is weak, [...]

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PDSA Pet First Aid Event Hosted at Leeds Surgery

As part of our partnership with leading charity PDSA and our commitment to making services accessible to the local community, Animal Trust Leeds (Tingley) hosted their first pet first aid event last month. The event, which has previously been hosted by Animal Trust Ellesmere Port, was delivered by a PDSA Community and Education Nurse and [...]

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First client treated at Animal Trust Wrexham

First client treated at Animal Trust Wrexham Animal Trust Wrexham officially opened on Monday 5th August and the very first animal examined was Jack who had poorly ears. Here is more of his story. Ann Torrens, registered 6-year-old Jack, a Yorkshire Terrier, having read recommendations about Animal Trust on Facebook. Ann had noticed Jack’s ears [...]

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Doug Saved after Swallowing more than he could Chew!

Animal Trust Wrexham recently performed emergency surgery on 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Doug, after he swallowed a stone. Doug’s Owner, Gavin Millington, was concerned when Doug started to be sick repeatedly. Gavin, who lives locally to Animal Trust Wrexham said; ‘’I’d noticed that Doug really wasn’t his usual self and he was very tired and had [...]

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Springer Spaniel recovers from total hip replacement surgery

Springer Spaniel recovers from total hip replacement surgery One-year-old English Springer Spaniel, Phoebe, came into Animal Trust Shrewsbury after her owner, Mrs Maoudis, noticed Phoebe was sitting with her leg tucked under and limping after walks.  A senior veterinary surgeon at Animal Trust Shrewsbury examined Phoebe and diagnosed her with hip dysplasia, a common condition [...]

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When to Visit an Emergency Vet?

Our beloved pets can easily fall into a spot of bother as there are varying opportunities for our furry friends to come into danger, in and around the household and outside in their natural habitat. Cats and dogs are curious creatures; we can leave the cupboard door open for just a moment and, before we [...]

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Winnie makes a full recovery after complex surgery at Dewsbury

Just like humans, our pets will experience accidents, such as trips or falls. It’s not uncommon, especially if you have a very active dog or cat. Unfortunately, on occasion, if your pet has an accident this can lead to bruising, dislocations or even a fracture of a bone. When a pet has a fracture they [...]

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Animal Trust Ellesmere Port partners with PDSA

Animal Trust Ellesmere Port partners with PDSA We are delighted to announce we are working in partnership with the leading charity, PDSA to offer a new membership scheme from our Ellesmere Port surgery. The PDSA Pet Care scheme will help eligible pet owners to access Animal Trust’s reduced cost veterinary care services, plus a host [...]

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Successful ligament surgery performed at Animal Trust Ellesmere Port

Successful ligament surgery performed at Animal Trust Ellesmere Port Cruciate disease is a common condition that causes a dog’s ligaments to fray or fracture. At Animal Trust, we treated over 200 cases in 2018. The most recent case is that of Nala, a 4-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, whose owner, Stephanie Carney, from Liverpool, brought her [...]

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Local Cases of Pyometra Diagnosed

Local cases of Pyometra diagnosed We are urging owners of female dogs to be alert for the signs and symptoms of a common and life-threatening condition; Pyometra. This is estimated to affect 1 in 4 un-neutered bitches before the age of 10. Last year, we performed nearly 200 life-saving operations to treat the condition. Pyometra [...]

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Blu’s Patella Luxation Story

Blu’s patella luxation story In 2018, 94 animals had surgery to correct Patella Luxation at Animal Trust. Find out more about one of the patients we treated with the condition. French Bulldog owner, Ben Reynolds, attended Animal Trust in Ellesmere Port with three year old, Blu. Mr Reynolds had noticed that Blu needed to rest [...]

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Is my Cat in Pain?

When in pain or discomfort, cats will often disguise that they are suffering. As their owner, this can make it difficult for you to understand what’s wrong, as unlike humans, they aren’t able to tell you how they are feeling. There can be several reasons why your cat is in pain. Significant discomfort can be [...]

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Garden Safety for Dogs and Cats

Spring is finally here: the temperature is rising, the flowers are starting to bloom and the evenings are becoming lighter, meaning we have more time throughout the day to enjoy the garden with our pets. Whether you have a dog or cat, our pets love to explore the garden, coming into contact with a new [...]

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