Onsior

Onsior Arthritis – dogs Is your dog “showing his age”? If so, try this simple test. Compared to several years ago is your dog: slower to get up after lying down? having problems with jumping in and out of the car or climbing stairs? less keen to exercise? Tiring more easily? showing any signs of…

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Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough Kennel cough is a common, contagious condition seen in dogs, which is very rarely life threatening.  Infectious tracheobronchitis (the proper term for kennel cough) simply means inflammation of the trachea (windpipe) and bronchi (deep airways).  There isn’t a single pathogen that causes the disease – a variety of viruses and bacteria can cause…

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Itchy Skin

Itchy Skin Vets see dogs with itchy skin almost every day. Not only is itchy skin uncomfortable and irritating for any dog, it can also be very upsetting for us owners to see our pets in discomfort. Some dogs may have obvious sores or areas of hair loss, whereas other cases may show no other…

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Fireworks

Fireworks Increasingly popular at celebrations, fireworks can be very traumatic for our pets.  For some pets the loud sudden noises, bright colours and flashing lights are scary but the fear is eased with some home remedies.  For other pets the fear of fireworks is a sign of true noise phobia. How to help at home…

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Easter Dangers

Easter Dangers Easter is a fun time of year filled with spending time with family and pets, warm spring weather, Easter egg hunts and of course chocolate! But for our pets, there are lots of hazards around which could turn a lovely day into an emergency trip to the vet very quickly! To help prevent…

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Chocotox

Chocotox We all love nothing more than a bar of chocolate – The International Cocoa Organization estimates that the average British citizen eats over 11kg of chocolate a year! Although harmless to us (apart from to our waistline) chocolate can make dogs very poorly indeed!  This is due to a toxin called Theobromine, a chemical…

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Spraying in Cats

Spraying in Cats Spraying behaviour is seen commonly in cats, and refers to the habit of spraying urine up or across surfaces.  It’s more commonly seen in male cats but both males and females are able to spray.  Cats normally spray outside to mark territory, however if they spray urine in the house it suggests…

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Why Do Dogs Chew Their Paws?

Why Do Dogs Chew Their Paws? Many dogs will chew their paws from time to time.  Sometimes this is just an extension of normal cleaning or can be a habit that forms over time.  For some dogs however chewing their paws can be a sign of an underlying problem that needs medical attention. Chewing One…

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Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails? We often think of a ‘waggy tail’ as being a sign of our dogs being happy, but recent research has shown that tail wagging doesn’t purely convey a dog’s happiness. The tail of a dog is a communicative tool that they use to express emotions to other animals, and…

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