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Category Archives: Help & Advice

Diabetes In Dogs

Diabetes, properly known as Diabetes Mellitus, is a disorder caused by a lack of insulin in your dog’s body. This prevents him or her from converting glucose into energy and results in excessive glucose in their blood, which is also known as Hyperglycaemia. Diabetes in dogs affects roughly one in every 500 dogs and like diabetes in humans, it divides into … Continue reading

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Arthritis In Dogs: The Signs And How To Manage It

Arthritis in dogs is just as much a problem for elderly dogs as it is for humans and this inflammation of the joints can be equally as uncomfortable for our furry friends. In dogs who suffer from arthritis, the cartilage within their joints undergoes change or damage, resulting in the bone surfaces rubbing together. As well as obviously causing discomfort … Continue reading

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QUIZ: Can You Tell Friend From Foe?

Can you tell friend from foe when it comes to you cat? While most cats will get along with each other pretty well, sometimes there can be tensions between multiple cats living under one roof. This could be caused by an introduction of a new cat, or other factors like a house move or change of situation. There is now … Continue reading

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Keep Your Horses Fly-Free This Summer

By Wendy Talbot (Zoetis vet) Flies, mosquitoes and midges are not good news for your horse. At best they bring considerable stress and bother, causing lumps, swellings, sores, rashes and itchy skin. They may trigger conjunctivitis and headshaking. At worst they can contaminate wounds or in some countries they can spread diseases, such as West Nile Virus, which can be fatal. … Continue reading

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A Helpful Guide To Veterinary Prescriptions

Veterinary medicines are classified into several categories, much the same as human medicines. Some are available through pet shops, some only through pharmacies and your vet, and some only on a prescription written by your vet. If your animal requires a prescription medicine, the vets can be very pricey. But did you know that you can buy prescription medicines from … Continue reading

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Compulsory Microchipping: What You Need To Know

On the 6th April 2016, it will be a legal requirement that your dog is microchipped and registered by the time they reach 8 weeks old. The law will be changing, there is no stopping this. That is why it is important to ensure that if your dog is not chipped already, that you address the issue before the new … Continue reading

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How Often Do You Worm Your Pets?

Worming your pet on a regular basis is essential in looking after your pet, and ensuring their health does not come under attack from an untreated worm problem. Many animals that are infected with worms show no outward signs so it is vital you worm your pet on a regular basis. Worms can cause sickness, suffering and even death, there … Continue reading

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Helping Your Cat Cope With Diarrhoea

Common signs of diarrhoea in cats include straining, increased frequency and passing mucus and sometime some fresh blood with faeces.If the diarrhoea is severe or ongoing for more than a few days the cat will need checking by a vet. In general terms diarrhoea can be caused either by a disease of the intestinal tract itself (primary intestinal disease), or … Continue reading

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5 Mobile Apps To Track of Your Pet’s Health

There are over 65 million pets in the United Kingdom across 13 million households. It’s important to keep your pets healthy and since smartphones are so popular, we’ve tried and tested apps for keeping pets healthy and come up with the following list that we believe will connect your pet to our technology driven world! Dog Friendly This contains the … Continue reading

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Which Dogs Have The Worst Health Problems?

You see all those wonderfully eclectic breeds of dog? Much of that is due to selective breeding over hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Whilst this does produce the beautifully diverse dogs we have today, it can also result in undesirable health effects in particular breeds. Not all dogs in that breed will definitely suffer with that particular health issue, … Continue reading

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