Simple health checks you can do with your dog at home

Simple health checks you can do with your dog at home Your dog can’t tell you if something’s wrong so it’s up to you to find out. As a responsible dog owner, it’s a good idea to have a health check list of things to look out for on a regular basis. This way you’ll…

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Keeping your pet safe in the dark

We humans are probably not looking forward to the shorter days of autumn and winter. For many people this often means getting up in the dark and coming home in the dark too. It can have implications for our pets as well, so now is a good time to review what we can do to…

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Autumn safety advice for your pet

After such a long hot summer, it’s hard to imagine that soon we’ll be back to darker nights with cold, damp days. Some diseases are seasonal and can be more of a threat at this time of year. By learning about them, we can keep our pets safer – read on to find out more.…

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Fireworks and Halloween

Advice on helping your pet stay calm and safe Celebrating Halloween has become as, if not more, popular than fireworks night, meaning October and November can be a scary time for our pets. They can find some of our human antics frightening causing unnecessary stress and anxiety. Cats in particular are creatures of habit and…

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Anxiety in dogs

Anxiety in dogs If you think that your dog may be suffering from anxiety, it is important to seek professional help – not only will this improve your dog’s quality of life, but it may also reduce the risk that the anxiety will lead to a serious behavioural problem. An obvious first port of call…

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Preparing your cat for a visit to the vet

Preparing your cat for a visit to the vet Every cat should go to the vet at least once/year for a check-up, and some will need to go more often than this. But many cats hate going in the cat carrier, hate travelling in the car, and hate being at the vets – so it…

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How to fulfil your rabbits' needs

How to fulfil your rabbits' needs Rabbits may seem like a low-maintenance pet but it is important to ensure that you are meeting their needs. We outline here the major welfare requirements that should be fulfilled for all rabbits. If you want to know more, the vets at your local Healthy Pet Club practice will…

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How to keep your rabbits active

How to keep your rabbits active With the warmer weather upon us, it is great for your pet rabbits to be outside and active. Of course, they should have enough space to be active all year round, but now is a good time to think about what they need in the way of outdoor housing.…

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Keeping cats cool in hot weather

Keeping cats cool in hot weather Hot summer weather may be welcome, but some cats struggle in the heat – with limited capacity to cool off by sweating, they can overheat quite easily. Because hyperthermia and heatstroke are emergencies, you should find out now where your local Healthy Pet Club practice is, in case you need…

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