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 breeds may require different diets. On collecting…

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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 in the pinkness of…

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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 females! They are less likely…

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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 very distressing and…

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Atopica

Atopica Canine Atopic Dermatitis Have you noticed your dog excessively rubbing at his face, shaking his head and ears, chewing and gnawing at his paws and generally scratching? If so, he may have a skin condition for which there are a number of possible causes. The most common causes of your dog’s discomfort are likely…

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Vaccinating your Cat

The Importance of Vaccinations There is no specific treatment for most of the viruses that affect our pets today and we at the Healthy Pet Club believe that ‘prevention is better than cure'. Cat flu is still a very common disease, and sadly we also often see cats that have been infected with Feline Leukaemia…

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Worm control in dogs

Pets are easily at risk of attracting different types of worm such as roundworms, tapeworms and lungworms. They can pick them up in a number of ways – from other infected animals, from their mother if she is infected while pregnant, or from eating worm eggs in infected faeces, urine or grass. Roundworms Very common…

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Flea control

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 and bedding waiting to…

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Vaccinating your dog

The Importance of Vaccination There is still no treatment for most viruses that affect dogs today. At the Healthy Pet Club we believe that ‘prevention is better than cure'. We frequently see unvaccinated puppies with parvovirus, which can be very rapidly fatal, and Kennel Cough is another extremely common illness that we see in dogs…

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