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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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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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Springtime Dangers

Springtime Dangers

Spring is a lovely time of year, spending time with your family and pets in the nice warm weather but it is worth being aware of some of the hazards that are around, which could cause serious harm to your cat or dog. Here’s a handy guide to some of the risks and hazards to be aware of to keep your pets safe. Daffodils Lovely...

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Wildlife Awareness and Top Tips

Wildlife Awareness and Top Tips

As a community, we can come together and improve the lives of our wildlife. We need to be aware of what is natural and normal and when we should, or for that matter should not be interfering with their natural life cycle. Baby birds  – if you find a young bird with not very many feathers you need to act fast. These birds will not...

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What is your cat trying to tell you? A Cat/Human Dictionary

What is your cat trying to tell you? A Cat/Human Dictionary

Although cats are quite capable of verbal communication – and some, like Siamese, are very adept – this is always a secondary channel to them. A verbal signal is used to draw attention to something else – something that we’ve often missed! To complicate matters further, compared with humans, cats have a limited repertoire of vocalised “words” and although there is a great deal of...

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