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Canine Behavioural Seminar With Our Very Own Nigel Reed

What is it about? Renowned canine behaviourist and author of the best selling ‘The Dog Guardian’ Nigel Reed is holding a canine behavioural seminar in West London on the 25th November. This is an opportunity not to be missed, with Nigel speaking on key topics such as: The history of our domesticated dog’s nature Why […]

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StreetVet-Aiding the pets and their owners on the streets!

Street Vet-A New Initiative In light of World Homeless Day this week we at Vital Pet Health want to tell you about a fantastic new initiative aimed at helping homeless people and their pets. Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK and an increasing number of homeless people have dogs. The bond between many […]

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Being A Doggy Co-Parent

As many of you know I have a great little rescue dog called Dolly. Like most dogs, Dolly chose me and not the other way around. The problem at the time was that my working hours wouldn’t let me commit to a dog full time. I didn’t want to make a promise to a dog […]

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Matters of the heart!

Following on from our TV Vets appearance on ITV’s This Morning last week, we thought we would do a short feature about the heart condition featured on the show. Sub-Aortic Stenosis This heart condition generally affects larger pure-breed dogs such as Labradors, German Shepherds and Newfoudlands. It is the second most common heart condition in […]

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All You Need to Know for Bring Your Dog to Work Day 2017

Every dog has its day and this year it’s the 23rd of June where companies up and down the country will be celebrating ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’. It’s a day where we honor our furry friends by welcoming them into our work places to celebrate the mutual adoration, love and support between owner […]

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Hypo Hounds; An Inspiring Charity

Following on from our TV vet Paul’s fantastic weekend at the National Pet Show, we wanted to enlighten our readers about this fairly new, but very special, charity. Paul presents the PDSA Heroic Hounds awards, one of which went to Teddy, a pet Labrador, who has received some very unique and lifesaving training via the […]

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TV Vet At The National Pet Show 2017

Last weekend saw our busy TV vet Paul back at the annual National Pet Show. This time hosted by London’s Excel Centre, the National Pet Show is a fantastic event that is hosted twice a year. Typically this fun-filled, information-packed show is held in Birmingham NEC around November and again in London’s Excel in May. […]

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How To Prepare For Euthanasia

Nothing can fully prepare an owner for the sad eventuality of their pets passing. As a pet bereavement counsellor it still surprises me just how many people have never had to put a beloved pet to sleep before. Some may have a memory of an old family pet being “put down” but no knowledge of […]

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Nigel Reed On Canine Seperation Anxiety

Some dogs will nervously pace, whine, bark, toilet or destroy the home when left alone. They’ll exhibit these behaviours because they can become stressed not knowing where their guardian has gone or if they’ll ever return. In their minds, the guardian leaving means they have potentially lost their companion, food source and security, which in […]

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Diabetes; Ten Basic Facts

Diabetes in our pets can be a frightening prospect. Many owners will fret about how the lifestyle of there pet and very often themselves will change. Here are my top ten points owners should be aware of in order to manage the disease successfully at home. Insulin should ALWAYS be kept refrigerated and should be […]

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