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Is my pet painful?

Is my pet painful? One of the main questions we are asked as a vet is “Is my pet in any pain?” Whether this is a question asked during palliative care of a terminal illness or a pet showing a skin rash. It is one of the most difficult questions to answer as a vet, as...

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New breeds, in fashion?

New breeds in “fashion” In this day and age as a vet it never ceases to amaze what combinations of dog breeds are mated with the resulting very adorable puppies. The names of which vary from “jack-doodle” (jack russell x poodle), “puggles” (pug x beagle), “chug”...

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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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