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Flea control for cats

Flea control for cats Do you know that just 5% of fleas live as adults on pets? The other 95% of flea population lives in the home. Adult fleas lay their eggs on the dog within a few days of their first blood meal. These eggs are non-sticky and will drop off onto surrounding carpets…

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Ticks and dogs

Ticks and dogs Ticks are another common problem that every dog owner needs to be aware of. Tick-borne disease is an increasing risk to UK dogs and their owners.  Ticks can transmit serious diseases such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis. Some of these can be deadly. If you regularly walk through long grass,…

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Advice for dogs with stress

Advice for dogs with stress How to spot signs of stress in your cat and dog You know your pet better than anybody and will often notice changes in behaviour in traumatic situations. Some of the most common events which pets find stressful are: Moving house Sudden noise eg fireworks, thunder New members to the…

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Well pet screens for dogs

Well pet screens for dogs When a Veterinary Surgeon carries out a physical examination of your pet they cannot assess fully the condition of the internal organs. Age related illnesses often develop slowly and can easily be missed in the early stages. Modern veterinary medicine means we can now offer the benefits of regular health…

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Diet and nutrition advice for your dog

Diet and nutrition advice for your dog Feeding your Puppy It is very difficult to choose the right diet for your puppy or dog when there is such a huge variety of foods on the market. You have to remember that the needs of your dog will change throughout its life and different species and…

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Dental care for dogs

Dental care for dogs Why is Dental Health Important? Dogs and cats can develop dental problems at any age and many over six years of age have some degree of dental disease. Dental disease can be put into 3 categories: Gingivitis Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. You can easily see this by the increase…

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Advice on neutering your dog

Advice on neutering your dog Males There are several advantages to having your male dog castrated. Please consult with your vet to find out the best age this can be done from. The benefits can be behavioural as well as physiological. Some castrated males can become more content and less interested in chatting up the…

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Microchipping your dog

Microchipping your dog From 6 April 2016 all dogs in England, Wales and Scotland must be microchipped by Law. The Regulations will be enforced by local authorities, police constables, community support officers and any other person which the Secretary of State may authorise to act as an enforcer of the regulations. Losing your dog is…

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Prevent your Dog from Becoming Overweight

All dogs need regular exercise; it keeps them fit, burns energy, keeps their mind stimulated and allows them to interact with other dogs. Walking a dog is also one of the greatest pleasures of owning a dog and will help to keep you fit too. However, one in five dog owners do not give their…

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