Posts Categorized: dogs

Pet travel after Brexit

Pet owners will still be able to travel to Europe with their pet after the UK leaves the EU, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. However, in the event of no deal, they may need to take some additional steps to be able to travel with their pet to the EU.

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Our Super Slimmer of 2018

We’re incredibly proud of our vet nurse Nicki for her amazing work with Aji. Aji the Yorkshire Terrier came to see Nicki because his owners were concerned about his health. With dedicated owners and under Nicki’s guidance, Aji won the inaugral Canine Slimmer of the Year 2018 award from Hill’s pet food! Amazing! Here’s what… Read more »

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Top 10 cool ideas for summer

Perfect Pooch, dog grooming salon in Teddington, gave us their top 10 tips for keeping dogs cool during the UK heatwave! 1. The ideal solution is to remove that big heavy fur coat. Have you ever worn a woolly jumper during a summer dog walk? Ask your groomer about summer grooms during your next visit. 2. It… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Branston

Branston’s story Branston is a cocker spaniel who presented to vet Jodie one morning as he was struggling to urinate.  On examination he had a massive bladder and it was clear that something had blocked his urethra and it was preventing him from urinating. Branston was rushed in for x-rays and ultrasound which revealed he… Read more »

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New flea, tick, mite treatment for dogs

We’re pleased to offer Simparica for dogs that are on the Vet4Life Family plan. Simparica is an monthly oral tablet for treating (or preventing) fleas, ticks and mites. The key strengths include: A much faster speed of kill for fleas and ticks A wider spectrum of activity (specifically the second commonest tick, Ixodes Hexagonus, which… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Reggie

Reggie’s story Reggie is an 11 year old Westie who has been with us at Vet4Life for just over a year; he came to see us in October last year as he had been coughing for a while and it had been getting worse. Several tests were done in the clinic to work out what… Read more »

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Cookie recipes for dogs and cats

These cookies always go down well with the animals! Recipes by our vet nurse, Sally! Doggy Crunchies 300g whole wheat flour 2 eggs 2tbs peanut butter 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon water -Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and slowly add the water by the spoonful, until the mixture forms a firm dough -Flour… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Roscoe

Roscoe’s Story Roscoe is a lovely little dog that came to us after he became very lethargic and didn’t want to eat. He was dehydrated and had a very painful abdomen. A urine test and blood test revealed that Roscoe had pancreatitis and a condition called diabetic keto-acidosis. This is a life-threatening condition whereby the… Read more »

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The 12 dangers of Christmas for your pets

Christmas is a fantastic time for us but please be aware that there are many potential dangers for our pets! We have listed 12 common ones below: Raisins, grapes and mince pies Onions and garlic Chocolate Alcohol Batteries Christmas decorations and tinsel Mistletoe, holly and poinsettias Macadamia nuts Fatty foods and bones Christmas pudding Antifreeze… Read more »

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