What to do if your pet goes missing

Microchipping has made reuniting lost pets with their owners so much more successful. So always make sure your pet is microchipped and the details held by the database are up to date and correct. It is a legal requirement for dogs now, but we recommend all your other pets are microchipped too. Here is a…

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Sunburn in cats

Believe it or not, just like people, cats are susceptible to sunburn. There is pretty much nothing that cats enjoy more than lying sprawled out in a warm patch of sunlight. However, whilst lazing in the sun may look safe (and feel really good!), it is not without its dangers. The energy in the sun’s…

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Rabbit proofing your garden

During warmer weather, it is exciting and fun to let your rabbit have more freedom by exploring your garden. However making your outside area safe and secure for your rabbit can be a bit of a challenge. By following our top tips you can minimise the dangers both to your bunny and to your garden…

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Poisonous plants for dogs

Gardening is a national pastime and most people who own dogs will also have a garden. Do you know just how many common garden plants can be toxic to dogs if eaten? Once you start to read the labels on plants, bulbs and seeds, it is amazing how many say “toxic if eaten”. However we…

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What to do if you find a deceased pet

Occasionally as members of the public we have the misfortune of finding a deceased pet either on the road or in your garden. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you if you find yourself in this position. If you come across a dog, cat or pet rabbit: DO Move the pet to a…

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Grass seeds

You would not believe what damage a tiny little grass seed can do to your pet! Most varieties of meadow grass flower in the mid to late summer and this is when we see the most problems. The problem being that dogs love to run around in the grass and the grass seeds or awns…

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Taking your dog to the beach

The summer holiday season is upon us once again and lots of us are looking forward to getting out and about at the seaside with our dogs. There are however a few things to bear in mind when planning your day out at the beach, or organising your dream holiday by the sea. Not all…

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BBQ pet safety

It is a fact that there are more hazards for pets over the summer and the holiday period in general, especially if the weather is warm. All vets see an increase in injuries and poisonings during this time and some of these are associated with BBQ's. We’ve put together some tips on how to avoid…

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What to do if someone else is feeding your cat

Do’s Make sure your cat is micro-chipped when you first get it. This way there cannot be any arguments about who owns the cat. You can get your cat micro-chipped at your local veterinary practice > If you know who is feeding your cat, go around and have an adult discussion. Explain kindly why you…

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