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Now I’m never one to complain about the glorious sunny weather that we rarely see in the UK, but the rise in temperature comes with a warning for our furry pets. As humans it’s easy to forget that our cats and dogs are wearing a fur coat all year around...

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It is any pet owners worst fear … that gut wrenching feeling when a beloved pet goes missing. Sadly this occurrence happens more often than you may think. The Kennel Club reported that there are currently more than 70,000 pets-namely cats and dogs that are still missing in the UK....

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Felines can be complex creatures with peculiar eating habits that can often make no sense to their owners. Some cats seem to be perpetually hungry and are always asking for food whereas others seem secretive and will rarely eat in company. The intricacies of feline behaviour extend to their unusual...

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When you think of endangered species what comes to mind? The black rhino? Or perhaps the Bornean Orang-utan? It’s unlikely you would immediately think if dogs, but believe it or not there are a considerable number of UK native canine breeds that are now endangered and facing the brink of...

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On April 6th 2020, after years of campaigning, Lucy’s Law was passed. Heralded as one of the most significant pieces of legislation for pet welfare, this law is a huge step forward in the battle to end puppy and kitten farms. Lucy’s law was named after Lucy a Cavalier King...

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So what is the purpose of a weekly MOT for your dog and what should you be looking for?As a vet, people often ask me whether I wish dogs could talk and tell me what’s wrong or where they feel poorly. My answer is that dogs are constantly talking to...

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Does your cat vanish into thin air as soon as the cat basket appears? Is it a battle of wills to get them in to their carrier with one of you (usually you) coming off worse than before you started? Unfortunately the basket problem is extremely common and is often...

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In my ‘How To…’ series I will be providing top tips to help you with your dog’s health care from the comfort of home. Next up in this series is How To...give your dog tablets.As a dog owner you will inevitably have to medicate your dog at some point during...

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In my ‘How To…’ series I will be providing advice on how to perform some routine health care to your dog from the comfort of your home. This post has all the top tips to getting those claws clipped to perfection.How do I know when my dogs’ claws need cutting?If...

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Why do dogs have tails? Lets face it, they are a pretty cute appendage and for many breeds their tail is a core ‘waggy’ feature. But the doggy tail does more than just define the breed and it’s cuteness! Dog Tails are necessary for a whole host of important things.CommunicationA...

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Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through our dog’s eyes? Are they truly colourblind? Can they really see in the dark? Well, scientists have studied the eyes and behaviour of dogs and have been able to give us the best view of what a dog’s vision is...

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Bringing a new kitten home is an exciting time! Cats provide unique companionship but being a cat parent can be good for your health too. Research shows that they can help lower stress and anxiety, improve cardiovascular health and lower the risk of heart disease or strokes. Improvements in nutrition...

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