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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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Autumn Hazards

Autumn Hazards

Autumn is fast approaching which means new smells, new adventures but also, new hazards for our pets. Being aware of these hazards and how to minimize them is important. Whilst out walking, ticks (and maybe fleas too) will be present in higher numbers in the mild but damp autumn weather. They are present throughout the year but become more apparent in autumn, so ensure you...

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Does your pet suffer with separation anxiety?

Does your pet suffer with separation anxiety?

Canine separation anxiety has become a hot topic since the ‘puppy boom’ of the 2020 Lockdown. According to the RSPCA, up to 8/10 dogs will find it hard being left alone but up to 50% of these will not show any signs at all – this means it’s possible that lots of dogs are suffering in silence. Regardless of whether you think your dog is...

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Parasites and preventative healthcare

Parasites and preventative healthcare

Keeping our pets free of parasites is an important part of preventative healthcare, which also includes keeping them up to date with their regular vaccinations. Cats and dogs are susceptible to both external and internal parasites, both of which can have an impact on their health. Regular flea, tick and worming treatments are advised to help to keep these at bay.  Fleas Fleas are small...

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Summer Hazards

Summer Hazards

Summer days provide us with the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with our pets. However, to enjoy summer safely and to keep pets safe, owners need to be aware of potential summer hazards and how to avoid them. Going on holiday Whether you are taking your pet with you on holiday or they are staying at a boarding facility, there are several points to...

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Does my pet have heatstroke?

Does my pet have heatstroke?

With the welcome rise in temperatures expected each year over the summer months, unfortunately comes an unwelcome increase in the risk of heatstroke for our pets. Heatstroke occurs when environmental temperatures rise to dangerous levels and when pets are unable to compensate by moving away into a cooler area. The cooling systems of the body become overwhelmed, leading to hyperthermia (overheating) which can result in...

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How to enrich your pet’s life

How to enrich your pet’s life

As pet owners, we are invariably aware of how much our beloved companions enrich our lives on a day-to-day basis. It is only natural therefore, that we want to familiarise ourselves with the numerous ways in which we can provide enrichment for them in return! Offering species-appropriate enrichment opportunities is an essential part of responsible pet ownership, providing interest and stimulation to support both the...

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Springtime Rabbits

Springtime Rabbits

Different times of the year bring their own challenges for us as rabbit owners, and springtime is no different. With unpredictable weather, fresh growth of rich spring grass and the reappearance of creepy crawlies, there are a few things we need to think about to help keep our rabbits safe. Let’s ‘hop’ to it with some of our advice and top tips. Changes in Weather...

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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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