282014Oct
Looking after your pets this winter

Looking after your pets this winter

Look after your pets in Galway this winter The clocks have gone back and nearly all the leaves are off the trees. After the great summer we have had, it is often easy to forget that we can experience the cold, wet, windy and damp conditions that Ireland is famous for. Your cats and dogs…

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92014Sep
How to look after stray dogs…

How to look after stray dogs…

If you have found a stray dog in Galway, here are a few tips on how to care for them… 1. Call your vet and bring the animal in to check if the dog has a microchip.  Most vets do not charge for this service. This will enable the dog to be identified and returned to…

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172014Jun
My dog keeps scratching his ears!

My dog keeps scratching his ears!

My dog keeps scratching his ears & shaking his head. Here in Ark Vets we see a lot of pets with sore itchy ears. So don’t panic! There are plenty of treatments available to relieve the constant scratching and discomfort. It’s import to have your pet checked as there are a lot of different types…

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252014May
My pet has a tick, what should I do?

My pet has a tick, what should I do?

My pet has a tick, what should I do? Firstly don’t panic and don’t attempt to take the tick out by hand. While ticks are undoubtedly horrible little creatures, there are a few basics on tick removal and prevention that we here at Ark Vets Galway are happy to advise you on. Ticks are bad news not…

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252014May
When should I neuter my cat?

When should I neuter my cat?

When should I neuter my cat? At Ark Vets Galway, we recommend that a female cat should be neutered when they are between 5 & 6 months of age. The female can  come into heat from 5 months, sometimes younger, and will keep coming into heat every 3 weeks till she gets pregnant depending on the time…

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172014May
Pets with Lumps and Bumps

Pets with Lumps and Bumps

Lumps & Bumps on your Pets. Here in Ark Vets we very frequently get clients phoning the clinic to say that they’ve found a lump on their pet and if they should be concerned . Our advice would be regardless of your pets age and no matter how healthy you may think your pet is…

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72014Apr
All About Cats

All About Cats

Cats are different Cats are solitary hunters and because of this they can appear to be very independent. They are naturally active at night and are gifted with very good night vision. They must be injury-free to be good hunters so they are constantly aware of their environment and the threats it may contain. They…

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