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Toxocara Canis

Toxocara Canis Toxocara canis is a roundworm which primarily affects dogs. Although it doesn’t commonly cause disease in adult dogs, symptoms can be severe in young puppies. More importantly, Toxocara Canis can infest humans as an intermediate host, causing several different syndromes. How is Toxocara Canis spread? Dogs are infected with Toxocara by: Ingesting eggs…

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Benefits of Neutering

Benefits of Neutering Many people consider neutering to be a procedure purely to prevent unwanted breeding.  While this is a major benefit, there are many other health and social benefits to neutering your pets. Why castrate my dog? Castration is removing the testicles from a male dog.  This renders the dog infertile while also eliminating…

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10% off Forest Holidays for Healthy Pet Club members

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Exercising Your Pet

Exercising Your Pet As with us, one of the main benefits of exercising your pet is for health and fitness reasons. This ensures that their muscles remain strong and supple, and to also ensure that they don’t become overweight. As you may appreciate, different animals have different requirements, which we will explore below. Dogs It’s…

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FREE Weight Checks for your pets!

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Signs of Arthritis

Signs of Arthritis Arthritis is a common progressive condition affecting the joints of both dogs and cats. It’s more common in older animals, and can happen in many different ways. It’s not curable, but we have many ways to successfully manage the pain and discomfort arthritis causes. What is arthritis? Arthritis simply means inflammation of…

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Antifreeze

Antifreeze Antifreeze toxicity is one of the most common causes of poisoning seen in cats in the UK. Cases are often seen throughout the winter, usually due to accidental ingestion rather than deliberate poisoning.  Antifreeze is also toxic to dogs; however they are less likely to encounter it. Most people have antifreeze around the home…

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Pet Dangers at Christmas

Pet Dangers at Christmas Although Christmas should be a relaxing, peaceful, family time, it’s often one of the busiest times of year for veterinary practices. The holiday season poses a host of hazards for our pets, and being aware of these means you can keep your pets happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. Chocolate…

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Rabbits & Winter

Rabbits & Winter As winter arrives, we all start to think about turning our central heating on. It's really important though, not to forget Britain’s third most popular pet who often lives outdoors and is exposed to the cold weather- pet rabbits! Although rabbits have some adaptations that help them to survive during cold months,…

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Lungworm

Lungworm As a vet, canine Lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) is a very worrying parasite indeed. Infections seem to be increasing in number, and the fact that the parasite can cause a whole range of symptoms makes it very difficult to diagnose. Although the parasite is very easy to treat and prevent, animals can die as symptoms…

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Winter Fleas

Winter Fleas Unfortunately, it’s very common for vets to see serious and severe flea infestations in the winter months. A survey performed by the PDSA revealed that there is a 20% drop in the sale of flea products in the winter months.  Owners often believe that due to the cold weather, fleas aren’t a problem…

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Pet Food Dangers

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Self Medicating Your Pet

Self Medicating Your Pet Why giving your pet human medication is dangerous A recent study by the insurance company MORE TH>N has revealed some very worrying trends relating to owners choosing to self-medicate their pets. It was shown that over a third of owners have given their pets human medicine in order to avoid paying…

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Puppy Awareness

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Seasonal Canine Illness

Seasonal Canine Illness Seasonal canine illness (SCI) is a recently described condition which currently has no known cause. It affects dogs shortly after walking in woodland and can be fatal, though often isn’t if treated early. It’s most commonly seen between August and November, hence the name seasonal. SCI has been seen in dogs of…

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Fleas and Worms

Fleas and Worms One of the major benefits of being a member of the Healthy Pet Club is the treatment against both fleas and worms is covered as part of the plan. Fleas and worms are the most common parasites that we see at the vets, and can cause our pet’s considerable harm if untreated….

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Alabama Rot

Alabama Rot Alabama rot is a condition affecting dogs which has been seen for many years in the USA, with a few reported cases in the UK since 2012. The condition causes skin lesions and, in some dogs, kidney failure. Currently the cause of the condition is unknown. Alabama rot, named after the location it was…

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Book your pet in for a FREE dental check-up!

We have some exciting news, from September – November 2016 all of our practices are offering a FREE dental check-up for your much loved pets! 

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Why is My Pet Drinking More Than Normal?

Why is My Pet Drinking More Than Normal? There are many reasons a dog or cat may appear to drink more than normal. Some common causes include: Warm weather Increased exercise Switching from wet food to dry biscuits. In some pets however, especially older animals, increased thirst can be an early warning sign of disease….

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Travel sickness in dogs

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