Separation anxiety in puppies

As any owner of a dog with separation anxiety will tell you, it is a behavioural disorder that is best prevented as it can be notoriously difficult to treat. Not only does it cause a great deal of stress to the affected dogs, it can also make it difficult for their owners to lead a…

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Neutering your kitten

Neutering a kitten is one of the best things you, as their owner and guardian, can do for them. This is true for both males and females. While some owners worry about the risks of the surgery and anaesthetic, the benefits far outweigh the risks for the majority of our feline patients. Most can be…

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Neutering your dog

Neutering is a surgical procedure that is also known as ‘castration’ in males or ‘spaying’ in females. While dogs can be neutered at any stage in their adult life we generally recommend having your pup neutered between the ages of six and twelve months, depending on their breed. Larger dogs are slower to grow and…

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Top tips on playing with your kitten

There’s nothing more fun than a little kitten who wants to play. Easily entertained, to them a piece of string or a small teddy can keep them interested for hours on end. Playing is not only good fun for your kitten and for all involved but is also an essential component of a young cat’s…

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Top tips on playing with your puppy

Puppies, by nature, absolutely love to play. In fact, some owners will underestimate just how lively and eager a young dog can be. Most would play all day if we let them, rarely tiring of their toys. As an owner, it can be a challenge keeping these little mites entertained. Playing with your puppy is…

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Taking your puppy out for their first walk

While it may seem like the most natural thing in the world, not every puppy will automatically understand how to go on a walk. In fact, for some, it can be a strange and scary experience that leaves them feeling uncertain and anxious. Being bombarded with lots of new smells, sights and sounds all at…

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Protecting your kitten against parasites

Why protecting your kitten against parasites is so important When we bring our tiny, fluffy kitten home for the first time we may be so enamoured with their mischief making that we don’t give much thought to the ‘boring’ stuff like prevention against parasites. However, parasites can quickly make our kittens unwell, so it is…

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Protecting your puppy against parasites

Even those amongst us who aren’t squeamish would have to admit that the thought of parasites either inside or outside your young puppy is enough to leave your skin crawling! Thankfully, nowadays, we have safe and effective products available which can rid our furry friends of these pesky critters. Most breeders will provide parasite prevention…

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How to prevent dental disease in your cat

Brushing is best! For those of you who can… You should! There really is no substitute for brushing teeth, in order to remove plaque and therefore prevent the build-up of tartar and the development of periodontal disease. Here is a quick reminder of how to do it. There are many good videos online showing you…

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