Why Do Dogs Lick You?

Why Do Dogs Lick You? Licking is a very common dog behaviour and like any trait, it can vary hugely from dog to dog.  Some love it while others hate it, but licking humans can occur for several different reasons. To communicate In the wild, young wolves will lick around their mother’s face to interact,…

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Basic First Aid

Basic First Aid Emergency situations can arise for your pet at any time. As an owner, would you know what to do if your pet required first aid? It’s understandable to be worried and concerned, and the thought of trying to stay calm while your pet is in pain or discomfort isn’t easy. However, there…

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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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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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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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