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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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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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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 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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TV Vet Paul’s Moral Guide to Neutering

Happy Monday readers! Did you see our Vet Paul Manktelow’s article in The Times on Saturday? Paul will be regularly writing features for The Times and we will keep you updated on these should you miss them. If you missed last weeks article here is a summary of his personal guides and views on why […]

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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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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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