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summer top tips for pets

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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Lungworm – The Dog Killer

Lungworm (Angiostrongylus Vasorum) is a parasite that infects dogs with potentially fatal consequences.  Infected dogs can suffer from acute breathing problems, neurological problems and can even bleed to death!  Make sure you understand this important disease and ensure your dog is protected. Lungworm is transmitted by common slugs and snails which dogs can ingest either purposefully of accidentally. Dogs […]

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The law and your cat

As a cat owner, you can’t be expected to be an expert in relation to the law as it applies to you and your cat but it’s useful to have a general understanding of the legislation that may be relevant to you (e.g. should your cat toilet in a neighbour’s garden, are you inadvertently doing […]

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Borrowmydoggy – a dog sharing idea taking the world by storm!

A new concept has popped up over the internet, namely http://www.borrowmydoggy.com. This nifty concept lends itself to sharing your pet dog with people who’d love a pet but for their own reasons aren’t yet ready for one, or other personal reasons why they’d love to partake in a dog share plan. The programme has you […]

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Fleas and your pet

Fleas are a problem both because of the effects they have on their hosts and in their ability to carry and spread disease. Dogs and cats share the same fleas so it is important to treat all the animals in the household. Controlling fleas in the environment is also part of successful flea elimination and […]

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Your pet and dental diseases

This is the most common form of dental disease and refers to the teeth and supporting structures around the teeth. It starts with the formation of plaque (food and bacterial debris) on the tooth surface. This leads to gingivae (gums) becoming very sore and inflamed. This inflammation is termed gingivitis. The plaque eventually hardens and […]

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How To Clean Your Dog’s Ears – Video

Ear problems are one of the most common medical problems in dogs. Keeping on top of regular ear cleaning can drastically reduce the frequency and severity of this frustrating problem.  Paul Manktelow and his team of vets guide you through the tricky task of cleaning your dogs ears in this step by step video It’s […]

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Extreme Pet Hoarders

An emerging story of Dorothy Harland, founding member of the Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) based near Ripon, North Yorkshire, shows an animal lover who took to hoarding pets in her own home. Three dogs and four cats were found, after police and the RSPCA services had entered Ms Harland’s home. Service staff had to […]

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