Anxiety in rabbits

When I think of pet rabbits, a few adjectives come to mind: Sweet, adorable, energetic and anxious! Of course, not every rabbit is prone to stress and anxiety but, in my experience, the words ‘worrywart’ and ‘rabbit’ tend to go hand in hand. The tricky thing is, many rabbis are experts at hiding their anxiety.…

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How will my cat cope when I go back to work after lockdown?

While some cats have thoroughly enjoyed having the whole family at home with them during the day, many have actually been finding it challenging to share their personal space 24/7. Cats, on the whole, are lone rangers who like our company; but on their own terms! Due to our cat’s natural tendency to enjoy some…

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Separation anxiety in dogs

While many of us have forged an even closer bond with our four-legged friends during this unprecedented lockdown, spending so much time together has created the potential for behavioural issues, such as separation anxiety, to develop in some. This is especially the case for the more anxiety-prone of our pets. Therefore, some dogs might find…

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Covid-19 Update

Rest assured our practices will continue to provide care for your pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Healthy Pet Club members, we understand that you may be worried about your pets at this time.   We are working safely and will continue to provide care for your pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have…

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Why does my cat knock things over?

There is no denying that cats are uniquely entertaining and inquisitive creatures with mischievous streaks that tend to continue long after their kitten days. These little rascals will go on the prowl for any source of diversion. Often resulting in broken items and shredded valuables within our home. One behaviour that drives cat owners absolutely…

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Coronavirus – Covid-19 advice for pet owners

We understand it is a very worrying time for pet owners. Our veterinary practices are here to provide you with advice and support. In order to limit the spread of Covid-19, we are currently prioritising emergency consultations and are conducting telephone consultations wherever possible. Please call to make an appointment, which may be by phone.…

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Flystrike advice

Flystrike is a term given to a disease where blowflies (bluebottles and greenbottles) lay their eggs on a rabbits’ body. Generally, we think of this happening when rabbits have dirty bottoms, but that doesn't always have to be the case. The flies will lay their eggs anywhere where they are attracted to a smell of…

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Fleas and rabbits

Wild rabbits and Myxomatosis Fleas are important in the spread of Myxomatosis in wild rabbits. The virus is ingested by the feeding flea and transmitted to another rabbit, which then becomes infected when the flea feeds. Although cases have been reported, generally pet rabbits are less at risk. If you live in the countryside, your…

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Parasites in dogs

“A parasite is an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the others expense.” Fleas Fleas are common parasites in dogs and they can act as vectors for a number of infections, including some that affect humans. The flea life cycle A flea…

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