Creating a cat friendly environment

We all love to indulge our furry friends and it can be great peace of mind to know that their needs are being met and they have everything that they need, both inside and outside of their home. It’s not always easy to know exactly what our fussy felines require. While they may have you…

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Top tips on giving your dog a bath

Rub a dub dub, it’s time for a scrub! For some pooches, bath time is no big deal and they are willing participants as their owners scrub the mud off their paws and belly. For others, however, bath time can be a source of stress and anxiety (for dog and owner alike). Baths are not…

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Why is my rabbit sneezing?

Rabbit snuffles We are used to humans with their coughs and colds. However, if a rabbit presents with an upper respiratory tract infection it is invariably a serious bacterial condition in need of antibiotics. You may notice some or all of the following symptoms: Sneezing/ coughing Snoring sound when breathing Watery or sore eyes Discharge…

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Skin problems in rabbits

What is normal for a bunny’s skin and coat? The skin and coat of a rabbit should look clean, sleek and even shiny. With long haired fluffy breeds it can be less easy to spot a skin problem, but the coat should still look healthy. Brushing rabbits regularly is a great idea as it enables…

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Skin problems in dogs

Skin problems are very common in dogs, especially in the warmer months. In fact, probably as many as 1 in 5 consultations at our clinics are in some way related to skin or coat problems in our pet dogs and cats. Skin conditions range from just being “itchy” to having a major life changing impact…

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Skin problems in cats

When considering what might be causing our cats to scratch and have skin problems, we need to think small. Fleas Fleas are by far the biggest culprit in feline skin problems or disease. They are responsible for the vast majority of all dermatological problems that we see in our cats today. Fleas have been around…

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How to help your cat cope with stress

What diseases are stress related in cats? 1) Over-grooming Over-grooming refers to any behaviour that goes beyond the grooming for normal coat maintenance and scent distribution. Over grooming leads to patches of broken and sparse hair, complete hair loss in some areas and occasionally damage to the underlying skin. It can occur in any part…

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Can dogs have allergies?

An allergic reaction is a reaction that the body displays when it is faced with an “allergen” – which is the substance causing the reaction. Common allergens are: Flea bites, fleas and their faeces Food – not necessarily a new food. Dogs can become allergic to food they have been eating for a while. Environmental…

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Separation anxiety in kittens

Though not often talked about in cats, separation anxiety can occur just as it does in dogs. This can prove quite traumatic for both the owners and the feline involved. Why do cats get separation anxiety? While it is true that many cats are ‘lone rangers’ that quite enjoy their own space, this is not…

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