How to stop your cat scratching the furniture

Why do cats scratch? As much as we love our cats, we could often do without their natural tendency to scratch furniture, curtains and carpets. Cats scratch with their front claws by dragging them downward from the vertical or backward from the horizontal surface. This action also known as “stropping”, loosens and removes the outer…

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House training your rabbit

Sharing your home with a couple of rabbits can be a rewarding and fun experience. However it’s a decision which should not be taken lightly. Your home will need to be bunny proofed so that you can live in harmony and the house rabbits will also need their own safe enclosed area. Rabbits live in…

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Choosing a new puppy or kitten

Pet dogs and cats can be with us for the best part of two decades, so it’s worth spending time getting the decision right and making sure you’re ready for the commitment. The following should give you an idea of how to go about the process and remember your veterinary practice is always there to help.…

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Spring pet advice

It’s been a long winter; it seems we have been bundled up in big coats forever! As the nights start to draw out, many of us are looking forward to enjoying some spring gardening and getting out and about for some long awaited country walks. Dogs and cats are pretty good at avoiding hazards most…

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How to get rid of fleas

Prevention is always better than cure If you are a member of the Healthy Pet Club, then you will get all your monthly flea and worm preventative treatments included in the scheme. These help to keep your pet healthy and flea free. Flea species have lived on our planet for hundreds of millions of years.…

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Winter safety advice for your rabbit

Whether you have an indoor rabbit, an outdoor rabbit or one that enjoys the best of both worlds, it is important to make sure that their husbandry needs are met when we are experiencing unusually cold weather. While rabbits that go outdoors can generally do very well even during the coldest winter snap, they do…

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Keep your rabbit's teeth in good condition

Rabbits are herbivores, which means they have evolved over thousands of years to live on plant material. Unlike dogs and cats or us humans; rabbit’s teeth grow continually throughout their lives. This means that in order to keep them healthy, a rabbit must wear down its teeth at the same rate that they grow. They…

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Looking after your cat's teeth

Let’s face it, cats are not the best patients when it comes to doing anything with their mouths. Anyone who has tried giving their cat tablets recently may well have some scars to show for it! So what can we do to ensure our moggies teeth stay in purrfect condition? When it comes to cats…

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Dental care and your dog

Dental disease is a common and widespread problem amongst our canine friends. In fact studies have shown that 80% of dogs will have some form of gum disease by the time they are 2-3 years old. Genetics and other factors such as diet can influence the development of dental disease but just like humans, in…

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