How to include your pet in the Christmas festivities

Christmas is a time to look forward to every year and, it’s nearly here again! We of course look forward to spending the festive season with members of our family and our pets too. We want to involve them and of course indulge them. The supermarkets and pet stores are full of merchandise to tempt…

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Christmas dangers for pets

Christmas dinner The biggest cause of poorly dogs and cats over the festive season is sometimes our own fault. We want to treat our beloved pets as part of the family during the festivities including giving them a taste of our own Christmas indulgences. This is not just the Christmas dinner itself, but anything that…

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Pet passports

If you are planning to travel to the EU post 29th March 2019 Brexit with your pet, it is important you contact your local veterinary surgery as soon as possible for an update of any potential new requirements.   We advise clients to think well in advance of travel and allow at least 4 months before…

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10 signs that your rabbit is under the weather

10 signs that your rabbit is under the weather 1. Not moving around, sitting hunched up This can be a sign of several different problems with your rabbit. There may be nothing else to see, but your rabbit needs veterinary attention as many conditions are fatal if not treated urgently. 2. Loss of appetite, looking…

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Health problems to look out for in your cat

Health problems to look out for in your cat Our cats are part of the family and are very much creatures of habit, so often the first thing you might notice is a change of routine. Your cat might behave differently, either being more or less affectionate. These signs can be difficult to interpret, even…

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Simple health checks you can do with your dog at home

Simple health checks you can do with your dog at home Your dog can’t tell you if something’s wrong so it’s up to you to find out. As a responsible dog owner, it’s a good idea to have a health check list of things to look out for on a regular basis. This way you’ll…

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Keeping your pet safe in the dark

We humans are probably not looking forward to the shorter days of autumn and winter. For many people this often means getting up in the dark and coming home in the dark too. It can have implications for our pets as well, so now is a good time to review what we can do to…

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Autumn safety advice for your pet

After such a long hot summer, it’s hard to imagine that soon we’ll be back to darker nights with cold, damp days. Some diseases are seasonal and can be more of a threat at this time of year. By learning about them, we can keep our pets safer – read on to find out more.…

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Fireworks and Halloween

Advice on helping your pet stay calm and safe Celebrating Halloween has become as, if not more, popular than fireworks night, meaning October and November can be a scary time for our pets. They can find some of our human antics frightening causing unnecessary stress and anxiety. Cats in particular are creatures of habit and…

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