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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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First Aid. The basics you need to know.

After the widespread success our TV vet Paul had on ITV’s This Morning with his discussion on pet first aid, we thought it would be important to share this information with our Vital Pet Health readers. To see live demonstrations of canine CPR and other important first aid techniques please follow the link at the […]

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It’s getting hot! How does your pet feel?

Here are some simple tips to make sure our furry friends don’t over heat as we head into summer.   Have you ever spent too long in the sun and felt like you were about to boil over? Well humans aren’t the only ones to struggle with the heat, animals are at as much at risk as humans […]

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All you need to know about Kennel Cough – Advice from the Vet

Kennel Cough Well it’s that time of year when we are all thinking about summer holidays.  As a dog owner we have to make decisions – to take our dog with us, or not… The Vital Pet Health Vets have put this professional document together to advise you about the specifics of Kennel Cough. Kennel cough or Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis, is […]

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Addison’s disease in Dogs

Addison’s disease is rare but potentially fatal for dogs.   All you need to know about Addison’s disease is in this article by Paul Manktelow BVMS MSc MRCVS.   The symptoms of Addison’s disease include increased thirst and urination, anorexia, lethargy, vomiting and dehydration.  It’s important to seek veterinary attention immediately to treat this serious disease.  It is deadly! The […]

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What dangers can Spring bring to pets?

  Cases of poisonings in pets are often associated with the Christmas period, but Spring also has its dangers. Several flowers can be toxic to your pets so it is important to avoid them and know what signs to look out for. Bluebells Bluebells are common spring flowers seen in British woodlands. Dogs are usually […]

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Jaggar poisoning happened in Belgium not at Crufts

The investigations into the poisoning of Irish Setter Jaggar continues but a spokesman for the Kennel Club said: “we are now able to reassure all dog lovers who came to Crufts that this could not have been possible and added it was “highly likely that the poisons, thought to be on a piece of beef, were eaten […]

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One in five puppies bought online die within six months

A new Kennel Club survey has found that one in five puppies purchased online die before six months old or had poor health which required long term veterinary treatment. The internet acts as an easy method for potential puppy owners to purchase a dog, but is also becoming increasingly popular with puppy farmers.  Websites and […]

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Holidaying with hounds

Pets are just as prone to sunburn as humans and those with white fur are at a greater risk of skin cancer so sun protection is very important. And always ensure that your pets are kept out of the sun. always pack a pet first aid kit with some medical essentials. If you’re travelling to […]

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Herbal Products for Eye Health and Tear Staining

It is often said that the eyes reflect the health of the body and certainly clear, shiny healthy eyes are a good indicator of general health and give that extra sparkle to the overall appearance. While any serious problem, or one that continues over a period, always needs veterinary investigation there are things the owner […]

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