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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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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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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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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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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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Cat Fights – Cat Bites

Cat bites are responsible for the majority of infected wounds seen in cats seeking veterinary attention. These are usually sustained during fights between these very territorial animals. The most territorial of these are the entire Tom cats who also roam to expand the area of their territory. If you have an entire Tom who is […]

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Fat Cats Facts – Health advice from the experts

I am highly concerned about the rising obesity levels in cats here in the UK.  We don’t usually think of cats as being lazy, or obese. They are active free spirits.  Associated with obesity are health complications such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, respiratory disease and joint problems. This article attempts to unravel fact from fiction in understanding […]

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