Advice on neutering your cat

Advice on neutering your cat Males A male kitten can become sexually aware from as young as six months old and he may start pungent marking of his territory. Unless you want to breed from your cat, castration of a male cat is quite a minor operation if done early – usually at six months.…

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Microchipping your cat

Microchipping your cat We often read stories in the press of cats that have strayed miles from home only to be eventually reunited with their owners thanks to their microchip. A microchip can be the difference between seeing a lost pet again, or not. It is very distressing to lose a pet but unfortunately without…

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Worm control in cats

Worm control in cats Any cat is at risk of infection of worms, however well cared for – and most will be infected at some stage in their life. Left untreated, worms have the potential to cause real health problems for your cat: vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss and anaemia to name just a few. A…

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Flea control for cats

Flea control for cats Do you know that just 5% of fleas live as adults on pets? The other 95% of flea population lives in the home. Adult fleas lay their eggs on the dog within a few days of their first blood meal. These eggs are non-sticky and will drop off onto surrounding carpets…

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Weight Watching for dogs

Weight Watching for dogs Obesity in the human population is often a topic of discussion in the media. Unfortunately, the same trends are seen in our pets. Obesity is more of a problem in dogs as cats often exert more self control although they can suffer from obesity due to extreme laziness! Obesity leads to…

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Ticks and dogs

Ticks and dogs Ticks are another common problem that every dog owner needs to be aware of. Tick-borne disease is an increasing risk to UK dogs and their owners.  Ticks can transmit serious diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis. Some of these can be deadly. If you regularly walk through long grass,…

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Advice for dogs with stress

Advice for dogs with stress How to spot signs of stress in your cat and dog You know your pet better than anybody and will often notice changes in behaviour in traumatic situations. Some of the most common events which pets find stressful are: Moving house Sudden noise eg fireworks, thunder New members to the…

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Well pet screens for dogs

Well pet screens for dogs When a Veterinary Surgeon carries out a physical examination of your pet they cannot assess fully the condition of the internal organs. Age related illnesses often develop slowly and can easily be missed in the early stages. Modern veterinary medicine means we can now offer the benefits of regular health…

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Diet and nutrition advice for your dog

Diet and nutrition advice for your dog Feeding your Puppy It is very difficult to choose the right diet for your puppy or dog when there is such a huge variety of foods on the market. You have to remember that the needs of your dog will change throughout its life and different species and…

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