Karl's corner

Supporting,and Encouraging, Wildlife into Your Garden. Date: April 14, 2020

It would appear, and I’m desperately hoping I haven’t jinxed it now (the SLVC team will lynch me if I have!), that the weather is finally starting to pick up. That yellow orb in the sky known as the Sun is making itself ever more present and with it comes the emergence of some of […]

Keeping Senior Dogs Fit and Healthy. Date: April 8, 2020

Hi everyone, I hope you’re bearing up well in this unprecedented ‘lock down’ situation we find ourselves in? I have to confess that the science geek in me is in total awe of the massive effect and impact that such a tiny thing as a virus can have; terrifying and impressive simultaneously. Ok, that’s enough […]

Recognising and Living with Dementia in Cats and Dogs. Date: March 30, 2020

Dementia isn’t a condition that solely affects humans; it is recognised in many animal species too. In dogs, dementia is actually so similar to Alzheimer’s in humans that those canines suffering with it are used as reliable representatives in studies of early stage Alzheimer’s. As veterinary medicine improvements mirror human medicine improvements, more of our […]

Staying safe with Covid-19 Date: March 23, 2020

I want to start by saying that I hope this blog finds everyone in good health and spirits; these are certainly unprecedented days we’re living in! This is a bit of a higgledy-piggledy blog, more of a ‘touch base/ train-of-thought’ type of musing than usual, but hopefully still funny; as far as I’m aware, I’m […]

How to spot Arthiritis in your pet, and how to Live with it. Date: March 6, 2020

Arthiritis’ definition is ‘Inflammation of the Joints’, and occurs when the usually smooth cartilage that covers the bones surface becomes damaged and roughened, causing friction and pain whenever your pet moves. With increased friction comes the formation of new bone at the affected joint, making it even stiffer and harder to move; a condition that […]

February 11th Was Make a Friend Day! Date: February 25, 2020

Sorry for the delay with this one, the launch of our new website set me back a bit. Better late than never. I’m the first one to moan about social media, just ask the SLVC team; it takes over our lives, we spend too much time scrolling our way around it, it’s distracting – and […]

Dog Biscuit Day Date: February 11, 2020

Everybody loves a biscuit, right? Phew, glad it isn’t just me! Sometimes though, I raid the biscuit tin a bit too vigorously and no-one else gets a look in – sorry (not sorry) team, my bad! Anyhow, it would seem as though Fido is also rather partial to his biccies and they have their own […]

In a world where you can be anything; be Kind – especially to Animals. Date: January 17, 2020

Firstly, I want to say Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas, too; ours was a little different this year at Underhill Towers, thanks to the arrival of Jesse. Just gotta say, I LOVED my first Christmas as a Daddy! I have to confess to not exercising much restraint […]

Keeping the peace between Toddlers and Pets. Date: January 2, 2020

Regular readers of this blog and clients of Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre will know that my wife and I have recently welcomed our baby boy into the world. We had done a bit of advance planning so that the furry members of the Underhill family weren’t going to be unnecessarily bewildered or stressed when baby […]

Keeping Festivities Fun for Your Pets Date: December 17, 2019

Is it just me that wishes there were about 36 hours in a day at the moment, instead of 24? The year goes quick enough as it is, without the additional elements of new-parenthood and Christmas galloping towards us! In my head, I had planned to write this blog and share it at the beginning […]