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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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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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