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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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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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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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