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Is your pet ‘one of the family’?

It is something you say. Everybody says it. “Pets are part of the family!” is a mantra of the media, the pet industry, and even the academic veterinary literature. When pet owners have been asked to draw a diagram of their family with themselves in the centre, all too...

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Tis the season to be itching!!!

Tis the season to be itching!!! It is true that warmer (and wetter) climates do encourage parasites to emerge and so our pets are at more risk in the summer of a visit from these pesky creatures (let’s not call it an infestation!) What are we talking about? Primarily...

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Feline Etiquette

Feline Etiquette In the UK there is a population of 11.1 million pet cats! The average household often has more than one cat. As vets we often see behavioural problems in cats, the signs of which can be extreme i.e. marking throughout the house to very subtle changes....

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Parasites are back…….

Parasites are back...... Although we have all been rejoicing at the recent heat wave we have had this February we have to take a minute to remember what this will have done for our pets parasites. Fleas: Much of our time as vets is taken up seeing skin conditions...

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Responsible rehoming

Responsible rehoming There are many places to go to rehome pets – charity rehoming centres i.e. dogs trust, through friends and social media. This month we thought we would give you some useful tips when thinking about rehoming a new pet – cat or dog. We always...

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What our dogs do for us?

What our dogs do for us? We thought we would start 2019 with some reflection about our pets. With 24% of the UK adult population owning a dog that is an estimated 8.9million dogs in the UK. So why do we have dogs? The answer is that, not only do they provide loyal...

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Vaccinations……Do our pets need them?

Vaccinations......... Why do our pets need them? Why do we vaccinate our pets? What is the concern about over vaccinating? Why is social media scaring owners into thinking vaccines are bad? What is the truth about vaccination…. As a vet on a daily basis we are asked...

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Alabama What?

Alabama What? This has been a focus in the news recently so we thought we would provide pet owners with an update on this condition. What is Alabama Rot? This disease was identified in 2012 with a total of 109 cases. Alabama rot can be a fatal condition which was...

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