Karl's corner

Treatment and Management of Epilepsy and Seizures in Cats, Dogs and Other Small Furries. Date: September 24, 2020

The team at Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre specialise in small animal care, which means we treat pretty much anything excepting horses and livestock. Although there are common ailments and surgical procedures that make up the bulk of our day-to-day work, we do occasionally see non-routine cases. A strong love of animals and their health and […]

How to keep your Bunny in Bouncingly Good Mental and Physical Health Date: September 17, 2020

There’s been an upturn in the number of pets being bought during the Covid-19pandemic lockdown, one of which is the humble Rabbit, commonly kept as an ideal childrens pet due to its size. Rabbits are far from simple creatures though and have many needs to consider when keeping them as family additions. In this blog […]

Do Dogs and Cats get Bored eating the same food all the time? Date: September 10, 2020

My family and I have just got home from a well needed, and very much enjoyed, holiday. One thing that always puzzles me is why holidays seem to go so fast? Anyway, we had loads of fun and in the process ate far too much food! That’s another of life’s mysteries: why does food always […]

Why should I get my Cat, dog or Rabbit Neutered? Date: September 3, 2020

In common with most other sectors of healthcare, the Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre team had to close down and carry out emergency procedures only during the Covid-19 crisis. As the social distancing requirements have relaxed to 1 metre we have been able to re-evaluate our clinical practices and extend the range of services we can […]

Experiencing a Bitch in Heat. Date: August 19, 2020

I’m currently sat in my office at work, supposed to be doing admin (not my favourite thing in the world) and feeling hot. The heat got me thinking about a different kind of heat, the one that refers to when a bitch (female dog) comes into her fertile period; as well as ‘heat’ it’s also […]

Introducing your Pet to Face Masks. Date: July 28, 2020

Hi everyone, welcome to another ‘Karls Corner’ blog; I hope it finds you all hale and hearty? No doubt you’ve all heard that from Friday 24th July it became compulsory to wear a face mask/covering in all shops and supermarkets, an additional measure to having to wear them on public transport. Many people have managed […]

Kings and Queens of the Feline World. Date: July 2, 2020

Having shone the spotlight on Man’s Best Friend (much to my Betty and Poppy’s delight), I thought I’d better balance it out by celebrating the stars of the cat kingdom; I can’t have Ziggy-puss upset, can I? All felines are fantastic, so please don’t be upset that the Exotic Shorthair, Scottish Fold and Ragamuffin haven’t […]

Why are Cats so Curious about Squares? Date: June 17, 2020

Just in case my colleagues or wife dob me in (and no doubt Jesse would if he could!), I’m just going to make my confession to you all right now. I have, on occasion – and that’s all I’m admitting to publicly! – been guilty of browsing t’interweb and watching those entertaining ‘fluff’ videos. I’m […]

The Hot(test) Dogs in the UK over the last Century. Date: June 3, 2020

During the Covid-19 lockdown situation we’ve all found our lives turned upside down; a full-on 180 degree spin that’s seen many changes happen – not least to how and where we’ve been able to exercise. I’m sure that I’m not alone when I say that with the gym/pool/sports club out-of-bounds, I have run and walked […]

Dealing with Separation Anxiety in your Dog. Date: May 26, 2020

You may recall the recent occasion where the Kitty and Canine Underhill clan members banded together and hijacked this blog, ‘celebrating’ having their humans around more during lock-down and therefore having their every whim met? Let me assure you all that normal service has been resumed and Karl (yours truly) is King once more, of […]