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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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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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Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drops:Product defect alert!

To any readers who may have bought Armitage Pet care Flea and Tick Drops for Cats and Kittens please read this notice from the manufacturer and DO NOT apply to your pet. We wish to make wholesalers, veterinary surgeons, retailers and pet owners aware that the VMD has been notified that Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd has […]

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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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Fun at the National Pet Show 2016

Wow what a weekend!! So this weekend gone was the National Pet Show at the NEC in Birmingham. This is the third year this fantastic event has visited the NEC and it’s not hard to see why it is so popular. The National Pet Show plays host to a number of fantastic events including performances […]

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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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