Vet Medic Blog


Dogs At Polling Stations – What You Need To Know

The #DogsAtPollingStations started on Twitter a few years ago and is now a new British voting tradition. Taking and sharing a photo of your dog at polling stations is no longer confined to social media. National media, both television and print, will run stories featuring our four-pawed friends. If you turn on your local news on election day you are likely to see at least one shot of a dog outside waiting for their owner to return. But is this craze actually putting your dog at risk? How did it... Read More


Gabapentin For Dogs To Be Reclassified

If you use Gabapentin for your dog’s on-going treatment, things are about to change! From the 1st April 2019 Gabapentin, in all strengths and forms, will be reclassified by the UK government as a controlled substance. Why The Change? This is an attempt to combat abuse issues and prevent patient harm. It will be technically classified as a Schedule 3 controlled drug and so will be treated the same as drugs like Tramadol and Phenobarbital (Epiphen). What Does This Mean For You, The Customer? Unfortunately, there are going to be... Read More


BBC’s Fake Britain On ‘Fake Frontline’

Is the Frontline you just bought the real thing? You may have seen a piece on Fake Britain last night (25/7/2018) about ‘fake Frontline’. The programme pointed out the dangers of fake Frontline products that have entered the UK market. It is important when buying any medicines online that you ensure the company are displaying a working link to their General Pharmaceutical Council page or are registered with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate. These links should be clickable and re-direct you the relevant registration pages. If you cannot click on them,... Read More


Household Flea Sprays To Be Banned?

Did you know that the household flea spray you’ve been using for years might no longer be available to you in the UK? The law on household pesticides is changing, and the changes could have a big impact on your shopping habits. Especially if you are loyal to a particular brand. So what do you need to know about the new EU pesticide laws which were announced last year? All the manufacturers of the environmental flea sprays have had to seek permission to continue selling their product. Some popular brands will be... Read More


OFFERS – May 2018: Spring Cleaning

Anyone up for a spot of Spring cleaning? We have some fantastic offers this month to help keep your pet protected both inside and out! From a range of medicated shampoos to a fantastic offer on worming tablets, hopefully, there will be something for you in May’s offers. Cestem Tablets: 20% OFF Yes, that’s right, our cheap as chips worming tablets are now EVEN CHEAPER! For the entire month of May you can save a whopping 20% on your worming bill, so why not stock up for the year? For... Read More


How GDPR Will Affect Your Vet Medic Experience

You may have heard recently that there are new data protection rules coming into force in May. So how will GDPR affect your shopping experience with us? We’ve put together this easy-to-read guide to help you understand what you need to do to ensure you still get special offers from us. What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is replacing the Data Protection Act. The changes look to tighten what companies can do with your information. The increase of data protection online is always a good thing, but But... Read More


Summer Safety Tips For Your Pets

Avoid walking your dog in the middle of the day During the Summer, the middle of the day is when it will be the hottest and can cause great distress to your dog. The best thing to do is walk them either first thing in the morning or last thing at night. It will be a lot cooler at these times and it will make it a more comfortable walk for your dog. Always keep their water bowl filled up throughout the day with fresh water Change the water at... Read More


Prepare Your Pets For Spring

As the weather is finally taking a turn for the better, all of us can be found more outside, including our pets. Whether it’s long walks and runs with the dogs, or the cat roaming the neighbourhood, spring makes all of us want to step outside for a breath of fresh air. However, it’s not just us and our pets getting more active. Though the flowers are gorgeous, some of them are poisonous to our furry friends. Rolling in the grass can be amazing, but not if your dog ends... Read More


Product Update: Loxicom Oral Suspension

Do you buy Loxicom to manage pain relief in your pets? If yes, we have some important information you need to know! Unfortunately, the cost of Loxicom is going to increase, A LOT. Your 100ml bottle at £12? Will now cost you £18! This has nothing to do with us wanting to increase the price on a whim. The cost price has gone up a lot, so we have had to move our prices accordingly. As the price increase is already a lot, we have decided to give as much... Read More


OFFERS – April 2018: Tackling Fleas & Worms

Roll up, roll up it’s time to make a super special saving on your pet and vet bills with this month’s latest offers! Frontline Plus: 20% OFF “But that was last month!” Yes, it was! However, we have extended it for another month! So if you missed out last month you can still save a whopping 20% on the entire Frontline Plus range. “But Frontline no longer works! The fleas are immune!” We are still hearing this from time to time, but it’s just not true! A clinical study has... Read More