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Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update

These are uncertain times for us all but we want to do everything we can to help our clients feel safe, we still want you to receive first class service from us all, without putting yours and our health at risk. We will continue to remain open as usual, but we do need to take further steps to reduce risk of virus transmission. We want...

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Spring Toxins and Easter Dangers

Spring Toxins and Easter Dangers

Each season sees spikes in different sorts of cases in veterinary practice – some unavoidable and others that could be avoided if people are aware of them, and Spring is no different! To help you keep your furry friend safe this Spring, we thought we would share our most common avoidable hazards! Food toxins With Spring comes Easter – and with Easter comes chocolate and...

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Tick awareness for Spring

Tick awareness for Spring

Ticks are parasites, found throughout the UK. Members of the arachnid group (like spiders), the adult form has 8 legs, a small head and a rounded body which swells with each feed. They feed by attaching themselves to humans, dogs, cats, rabbits or wildlife and sucking blood from their host. Although they are active all year round, they are most commonly seen in the Spring...

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Obesity in pets

Obesity in pets

Obesity is becoming more and more common in our pets. Obesity is a disease, a devastating disease, which, unlike many other diseases, can be avoided.  Obesity is caused by energy input (feeding) being more than their energy output (exercising, maintenance energy). “Kcal” is the main way we measure energy – more commonly known as calories. If calories in are the same as calories out, the...

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How to Manage Stress in Pets

How to Manage Stress in Pets

The year 2020 has been very different, filled with uncertainty and many ups and downs, but we’ve pulled together (from a distance) and we’re almost there. The stress and strain has been felt by all family members and this includes your pets, we’ve put together our top tips to try and help you all through the festive period and changes coming over the next few...

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Looking After Senior Pets

Looking After Senior Pets

With advancements in veterinary medicine, nutrition and better home care, our pets are living longer and healthier lives. However, as they are living longer, we now see similar age-related problems to those in people. To help you care for your pet in their senior years, we have created some top tips and diseases to look out for at home. When do our pets reach their...

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Zoonotic Diseases – what are they?

Zoonotic Diseases – what are they?

Zoonotic disease are infectious diseases that can pass from animals to humans. Our household pets can carry infections which can make us unwell. Most are easily prevented and treated, a few are more serious. In this blog, we will look at how we can protect the whole family, without compromising our enjoyment of the furry members. Worms Roundworms Intestinal worms are an unpleasant thought, but...

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The dangers of antifreeze

The dangers of antifreeze

As the days get cooler, the use of antifreeze becomes more common and the risk of intoxication to our pets also increases. Although essential to keep our cars on the road, antifreeze is toxic to cats and dogs – it can kill them. Most antifreezes contain ethylene glycol. This toxin is metabolised in the body to produce multiple different toxic by-products, including glycolic acid and...

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Pet Bereavement

Pet Bereavement

For many of us, losing a pet is like losing a member of the family. They have often been our companion, our confidant and our support through tough times and it is perfectly normal to grieve for them as you would a person. We cannot always predict when we will lose our pet, but as they get older, or if they have been diagnosed with...

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Puppy Training Tips

Puppy Training Tips

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for all the family. After choosing your puppy and preparing your home for the new arrival you may think that all the hard work is done, but it is important not to forget puppy training in the early stages of your puppy’s life. A dog that has been well-trained from a young age will be much happier...

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Pets During Lockdown

Pets During Lockdown

Lockdown has been an unusual and variable experience for all of us. The corona-coaster means that different days bring different challenges, boredom, loneliness, exasperation, a huge range of emotions. While we’ve been lucky enough to have relatively few cases down here, the changes that have affected us have also impacted our pets. Depending on their species and character, our pets may have been affected by...

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