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Boarding Kennels and Catteries-How To Guide

Not all pets are able to travel with us every time we need to take a leave of absence, whether it be a holiday or family event. On those occasions it can be confusing about what and where our pets should go to be safely cared for during that time. Here is our quick guide […]

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A Recap on Tick Management

As promised we have brought to you the latest information provided by our very own Paul Manktelows’ Times column. Featured last Saturday here are his top tips on how to understand, manage, and prevent these hugely unwanted parasites. From March through to October we see a larger prevalence of ticks throughout the UK. This is […]

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A Tale of Frank the Frenchie

We at Vital Pet Health feel it is important to occasionally feature our readers pets. Especially when their veterinary tales may benefit other loving pet owners. To start with we would like to introduce you to Kirsty, who would like us to tell you her beloved Frank’s tale of injury and recovery. Once upon a […]

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Time For Crufts 2017!!

Its that time of year when we get ready for another exciting year of Crufts, at Birmingham’s NEC! Last year celebrated the 125th anniversary of Crufts and it is still going as strong today as it did when Charles Cruft, the founder, organised its first event in 1891. The event has outgrown several venues over […]

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Dog Aggression; A Remedy

We would like to introduce our guest writer Holly Barry who has provided us with todays article on how to recognise and remedy dog aggression. “Holly Barry is currently working as a Digital PR Executive in Hertfordshire. A recent Journalism graduate from Brunel University in West London, Holly hasn’t always found herself in the digital […]

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Doggy Friendly Christmas Cookies

It is coming up to the last Christmas shopping weekend that you can go out and buy your loved ones gifts. This includes your family pets. Instead of buying them something tasty to enjoy, why not bake these festive doggy-friendly Christmas cookies instead!! Yummy Pumpkin and Peanut butter cookies. Ingredients 3 cups/420 grammes of Whole […]

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Treats-The Do’s and Don’ts!!

When it comes to rewarding our furry friends what is it you use to treat your fido or felix? With pet obesity being a real problem in this country as well as abroad it’s no surprise that many of us are guilty of spoiling our pets in the wrong way. It is key to remember […]

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Canine Car Safety-what you need to know.

When it comes to travelling in the car with your dog what is it you use to ensure their safety? Surprisingly, there’s currently no law in Britain regarding restraining animals in the car, so it’s not illegal to have your Labrador travelling on the back, or even front seat, without a restraint. However, common sense […]

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Winter Holiday Pet Poison Awareness

It is that time of year when we start thinking about putting up our Christmas tree, hanging mistletoe and drinking mulled wine. But did you know the Christmas holidays are one of the most busy times of year for Veterinary services? This is mostly down to our pets ingesting seasonal plants, food and decorations which […]

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Aiding in the mobility of our elderly pets

As with ourselves in our golden years, our pets too can show signs of slowing down as they reach their dotage. Generally the most common cause of their decreased mobility is through the degeneration of joint tissue, which in turn can then lead to arthritis. Arthritis is, in summary, a condition that describes stiffness, inflammation […]

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