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Let’s talk about poo…

Diarrhoea is a subject we at the vets discuss on a daily basis. So much so, we have no problem discussing potty talk over an evening meal or finding it cropping up within polite conversation. It just doesn’t faze us. More importantly, it can reflect your pet’s health...

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It’s just old age….

Probably 3-4 times a week we hear owners say “its just old age”. Unfortunately at vet school there is no disease we get taught about called “old age”. Why is it that as cats and dogs age we as owners put a lot of things down to old age.  Here is a list of some...

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How do vets develop their skills?

This isn’t a question often asked of us but is a frequent thought for most vets. Call it selection (of a ‘type’ of person allowed onto the veterinary course) or conditioning through university or from our peers but we all feel an internal need to continue to learn and...

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Christmas gift guide for your dog

For the destructive pet: Durable Kong toyOld cardboard containers with treats inside (so you don’t mind their need for destruction here!)Exercise days, organised events or organised with a friend for a long country walk.Sniffer dog training to tire their active minds...

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Winter walks

With reduced daylight hours at this time of the year we may find many of our walks will be early morning or at an early dusk. The weather also lends itself to wetter, colder conditions and so our attire or, ‘wet weather gear’ as we refer to it, takes the forefront...

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Autumn is here

The season changing can bring about a change in ourselves and, by close association with our home-dwelling fur-companions, change in them too. During this COVID time, the change in season may bring about some anxiety as we prepare to stay indoors more with darker...

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Porky pandemic patients

The last 6 months have been a difficult time for us all, having a dog or a cat no doubt, for myself included has made that slightly easier! It has given a reason to get up and get out, not to mention a very important reason for our once a day exercise that was allowed...

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Separation anxiety

This is a hot topic at the minute as so many people are heading back to work or back into the office. And if not now then perhaps again in the (hopefully not too distant) future! Some breeds are more prone to anxiety related problems than others. Some people are...

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