Antifreeze

Antifreeze Antifreeze toxicity is one of the most common causes of poisoning seen in cats in the UK. Cases are often seen throughout the winter, usually due to accidental ingestion rather than deliberate poisoning.  Antifreeze is also toxic to dogs; however they are less likely to encounter it. Most people have antifreeze around the home…

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Pet Dangers at Christmas

Pet Dangers at Christmas Although Christmas should be a relaxing, peaceful, family time, it’s often one of the busiest times of year for veterinary practices. The holiday season poses a host of hazards for our pets, and being aware of these means you can keep your pets happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. Chocolate…

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Rabbits & Winter

Rabbits & Winter As winter arrives, we all start to think about turning our central heating on. It's really important though, not to forget Britain’s third most popular pet who often lives outdoors and is exposed to the cold weather- pet rabbits! Although rabbits have some adaptations that help them to survive during cold months,…

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Lungworm

Lungworm As a vet, canine Lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) is a very worrying parasite indeed. Infections seem to be increasing in number, and the fact that the parasite can cause a whole range of symptoms makes it very difficult to diagnose. Although the parasite is very easy to treat and prevent, animals can die as symptoms…

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Winter Fleas

Winter Fleas Unfortunately, it’s very common for vets to see serious and severe flea infestations in the winter months. A survey performed by the PDSA revealed that there is a 20% drop in the sale of flea products in the winter months.  Owners often believe that due to the cold weather, fleas aren’t a problem…

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Pet Food Dangers

Pet Food Dangers Sometimes it’s tricky working out what you can and can’t feed your pet. A lot of the foods that can make our pets unwell are foods that we humans eat with no problem! To help avoid any poorly pets and panicked trips to the vets, we’ve put together a list of foods…

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Self Medicating Your Pet

Self Medicating Your Pet Why giving your pet human medication is dangerous A recent study by the insurance company MORE TH>N has revealed some very worrying trends relating to owners choosing to self-medicate their pets. It was shown that over a third of owners have given their pets human medicine in order to avoid paying…

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Puppy Awareness

Puppy Awareness Are you thinking of bringing a puppy into the family? Getting a puppy is very exciting and a lot of fun! But sometimes it can all seem a bit daunting finding out what you need to prepare and even where you should go to find your furry bundle of joy. As part of…

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Seasonal Canine Illness

Seasonal Canine Illness Seasonal canine illness (SCI) is a recently described condition which currently has no known cause. It affects dogs shortly after walking in woodland and can be fatal, though often isn’t if treated early. It’s most commonly seen between August and November, hence the name seasonal. SCI has been seen in dogs of…

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