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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) in Cats

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited, progressive and irreversible disease which occurs most commonly in Persian and Exotic Shorthair breeds. Sadly it has been found that 1 in 3 of these breeds will inherit PKD. However, the more common practice of pre-breeding testing by breeders does mean that the prevalence of the disease is dropping […]

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Feeling hot, hot, hot!!

Having just waved good bye to the hottest June for 40 years, could this mean we are in for a long hot summer? Let’s face it, knowing the British weather probably not….yet lets not get caught out. Here are some simple tips to make sure our furry friends don’t over heat as we continue through […]

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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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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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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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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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