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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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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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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 are Puppy Parties?

What are Puppy Parties?

Puppy parties are a great way to meet other people who are going through the same exciting phase of life as yourself, the addition of a furry friend to the family! A puppy party involves a group of people and their puppies meeting up and sharing a designated area to learn and play. Veterinary staff will be present throughout the whole meeting, keeping the activity...

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Our Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Christmas Hazards with your Pet

Our Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Christmas Hazards with your Pet

If it wasn’t enough with Slade reminding you every other song: IT’S CHRISTMAS! The Christmas season is upon us, and we’re sure you’ve got plenty of plans for your family, friends and beloved pets. However, there are sadly a number of dangers to your pets that you should be aware of. We’ve compiled this list of top 10 tips so you can avoid these Christmas...

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How often does my senior pet need a health check?

How often does my senior pet need a health check?

As a general rule we tend to recommend a twice yearly check up for all pets, especially for those who are getting older. When you consider that there are 7 dog years to one human year, for your beloved pooch this equates to a checkup every 3.5 years in dog terms! Senior pets who are on ongoing medication, or have health issues, may benefit from...

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Coping with Fireworks Season

Coping with Fireworks Season

Fireworks are no longer just a “one-off” on bonfire night – we see displays all through the autumn and early winter, from Halloween to Guy Fawkes to Christmas to New Year, we can expect a couple of months of intermittent whizz-bangs. However, while that might be great for us, for many of our pets those flashes and bangs are incredibly stressful. A 2014 RSPCA survey...

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Buster ‘busts’ his knee: A case story

Buster ‘busts’ his knee: A case story

Buster’s owners have enjoyed his easy-going, lovable character from puppyhood. Epitomising the best elements typical of Flat-Coated Retrievers, his owners describe him as having “…always been a good boy.” A fit and active lad, there is only one breed trait that he falls short of; his owners say that: “He didn’t read up on what retrievers do! He’s no good at retrieving and will not...

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What is my dog saying to me?

What is my dog saying to me?

For many dog owners, their dog is considered a valued member of the family. However, dogs communicate very differently to people, so it is important that everyone who has contact with your dog is aware of the signs they may show, ensuring that all interactions are positive for your pet. Knowing what your dog is trying to say will allow you to recognise when your...

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10 ways to keep your dog cool on the beach

10 ways to keep your dog cool on the beach

Currently, the weather in the UK is truly unpredictable with temperatures ranging vastly. It is important that no matter what the weather, our canine companions are healthy and happy. Below are 10 tips to summarise how to keep your dog feeling happy whilst enjoying a trip to the beach on a warm summer day. Provide shade – dogs overheat easily, so ensure you base yourself...

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