Sleeping dogs!

img_0009Dogs are active animals who enjoy exploring, sniffing and playing but it’s also really important for them to get enough rest. As dog owners we can help our dogs to get the important down-time they need by making sure they Continue reading


Regular readers will know that Vets within the Donaldson’s Vets group have areas of interest that range from Dermatology to Sheep fertility, from sports-injuries to Rabbit medicine and from Lizards and Snakes to Horses. One of the benefits of being Continue reading

Rabbit hair loss


rabbit hair lossAlopecia (hair loss) is the scourge of many a middle-aged man and yet, while a disappointing

indicator of the passage of time, it is part of the normal aging process.

In most animals, however, it is usually an abnormal Continue reading

Ear Infections


Otitis is the name for inflammation of the ear (an ear infection), and is very common in dogs. Ear disease

rarely goes unnoticed when it is severe. Dogs with ear problems will generally shake their head from side

to side, Continue reading

Summer Delights

dennisOur pets love summer just as much as we do! It’s the best time of year to be out and about and enjoying all that the season has to offer. However, warm weather and the summer season can be hazardous Continue reading


Tools_32Most ladies who experience pregnancy will be familiar with ultrasound scans. In addition to being used in Ante-natal checks, ultrasound is an essential tool in both Domestic and Farm Animal Veterinary Practice.

An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is Continue reading


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Head of Ctenocephalides felis

There is only just the faintest whiff of Spring in the air and yet it seems that, already, fleas have become more active and are breeding in numbers in many locations around Kirklees and Halifax.

Fleas Continue reading

Lambing Season

lambsSpring is always an exciting time in a Mixed Veterinary Practice and this spring has been no exception at Donaldson’s Vets.

Pet owners visiting our surgeries are often surprised to see Landrovers and pickups backed up to the surgery door Continue reading