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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