Poisoning in cats

Poisoning in cats Spring is a good time to think about protecting your pet from the hazards of poisoning within the house. Depending on the toxin to which your cat has been exposed, she may show a range of unusual symptoms and behaviours. If you suspect that your cat may have been poisoned, don’t hesitate…

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Reducing the risk of overheating in rabbits

Reducing the risk of overheating in rabbits If we get too hot we can cool off by sweating – and hot dogs can cool off by panting. Rabbits, in contrast, can neither sweat nor pant. When combined with their thick fur coat, this puts them at risk of overheating. Also known as ‘hyperthermia’, overheating in…

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Keep your dog safe from heartworm disease

Keep your dog safe from heartworm disease If you are planning on taking your dog abroad on holiday with you, one of the things you need to plan for is the risk of canine heartworm. Because this parasite can cause serious and potentially fatal disease in your dog, prevention is extremely important if you are…

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Vaccinating Your Rabbit

Vaccinating Your Rabbit Pet rabbits are susceptible to 2 serious diseases, both of which cause intense suffering. One of these diseases – rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease (RVHD) – is almost always fatal. Recovery from the second disease – myxomatosis – is rare, and affected rabbits are often euthanised. However, you can protect your rabbits from…

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Learn how to check for and remove ticks from your dog

Learn how to check for and remove ticks from your dog If you walk your dog in woodland, grassland, or in heath areas – or even in a garden that harbours a lot of wildlife – then at some point they will probably come home with a tick. Dogs pick up ticks when they brush…

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Protecting your cat from internal parasites

Protecting your cat from internal parasites Like most animals, cats can become infected with internal parasites. These parasites come from a number of sources, such as fleas, the environment, or rodents that your cat kills and eats, so you can never be sure that your cat is parasite-free. However, your cat’s lifestyle will affect its…

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Omega+

Omega+ Omega + is used as a dietary supplement to help condition the skin and coat in dogs and cats. Omega + contains essential fats (Omega 3 & Omega 6 fatty acids) which are components of the skin, nails and coat. The quality of the fat in the diet influences the condition of the skin…

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Checking For Lumps and Bumps

Checking For Lumps and Bumps Lumps and bumps may be caused by a range of diseases. Some of these are of little consequence to your pet but others are potentially serious. It is important to catch the serious ones early and get them checked out by your vet because early treatment can make all the…

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Checking For Lumps and Bumps

Checking For Lumps and Bumps Lumps and bumps are quite common in dogs, particularly as they get older. Although most lumps are entirely benign, a small proportion are serious and may require treatment. To give your dog the best chance of remaining healthy, it is important to check your pet regularly. Check your dog regularly…

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