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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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Alabama Rot-Rise in confirmed cases

Alabama Rot, also known as “Black Death”, has seen a resurgence of cases with at least 8 confirmed in the last couple of weeks. This now totals 81 cases across 27 counties since 2012. The most recent cases have been diagnosed from Manchester to Dorset so do not seem to be localised. Sadly it has […]

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Nigel Reed; A reintroduction to one of our experts

Nigel Reed is an author and dog behaviourist with 15 years experience working with dogs with a wide variety of behavioural problems. Nigel passionately believes, and has proven, he can help owners address their dog’s problem behaviour where other training methods have failed. As Nigel explains in his book ‘The Dog Guardian’, “The biggest problem […]

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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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