Dog Health

6 reasons to get your pet microchipped

Microchipping, if you don’t know, is the process of inserting a small chip under your pet’s skin. The microchip contains a unique code, which is linked to a database where essential information about your pet, such as your contact details can be found when it…

6 things to try to improve your pet’s anxiety

Just like humans, pets can experience anxiety. Anxiety in animals can be triggered by various scenarios and manifests in different ways, for example a dog may bark or whine or might even show hostile behaviour when they are anxious. But a cat might start showing…

Pet Dental Care: 5 Ways to help keep your dog or cat’s teeth healthy

It’s Pet Dental Health month, so to celebrate we’ve put together our top tips for looking after your pet’s gnashers.     1. Teeth brushing   You may or may not know that ideally your dog or cats’ teeth should be cleaned daily, and at the very least you should be cleaning…

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Dog Walks: 6 great places to walk your dog

January is ‘Walk Your Pet Month’, and what better excuse to get out in the fresh air and go exploring with your 4 pawed friend than on some of our favourite dog walks!   Here are our favourite places to go for a wander and…

Firework Advice for Dog Owners

Firework Advice For Dog Owners

We’ve written this blog giving firework advice for dog owners from a veterinary perspective to help to reduce the stress for both you and your dog during the firework season. Dogs are not used to loud noises such as fireworks and have acute hearing which…

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Skin Problems

From time to time you may notice that your cat or dog is not looking as pristine as they usually do. There are many causes of skin problems including allergies (seasonal and food), parasites, bacterial infections and stress. The typical symptoms may include: Flaky or…

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Would you know if your dog has toothache?

Dental care is a very important part of health care in pets, yet it is frequently underestimated and overlooked by owners. Dental disease is very common in dogs, cats and rabbits. It can cause halitosis (bad breath), difficulty eating, gum infections which can lead to…

Pet Poisons

There are many toxic hazards around your home and garden including medicines, cleaning products, pesticides and plants.  Puppies can be exposed to these toxins in a number of different ways including ingestion, contact with the skin or eyes and inhalation. If you think your puppy…

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