Posts Categorized: dogs

World Heart Day 29 September 2020

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We celebrate World Heart Day today on 29 September 2020. This is the world’s biggest awareness-raising platform for cardiovascular disease (CVD) which is accountable for nearly half of all non-communicable disease deaths in humans. Did you know that heart conditions affect our pets too?  Within our group of practices, we have cardiology specialists available who… Read more »

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How to ensure your dog is a healthy weight

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Dogs, like humans, can be prone to gaining weight. This in turn can cause health problems like diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart and respiratory problems, and could reduce your dog’s life expectancy. Here we look at some tips to help get your pet pooch in good physical shape. How to tell if your dog is overweight Sometimes… Read more »

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Introducing a new pet into the household

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Getting a new pet is an exciting experience, and naturally, you are keen to get them back home to begin life as part of the family. However, for your new pet this can be a very stressful occasion, therefore it is important to ensure that you have fully prepared for their arrival and take things… Read more »

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How to teach your dog to walk with a lead

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Training a dog to walk on a lead comfortably and safely is one of the most critical skills that you will teach your dog as a responsible pet owner. Before you start, make sure you have the right equipment for training your dog. We recommend that you speak to your vet about the best type… Read more »

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Bonfire Night Preparation

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Preparing your pets and keeping them safe and calm on bonfire night and other seasonal events. Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Diwali. Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright… Read more »

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Senior Pet Focus

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As we age, we begin to experience certain health conditions that are linked to getting older. The same is true for our pets; the only difference being that they are unable to tell us if they are not feeling well. That’s why it is important to be looking out for any signs and symptoms that… Read more »

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Protect your dog against Kennel Cough

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs? Maybe out on walks, at the park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. And, with our new oral vaccine, it’s now even easier to protect your dog. Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a… Read more »

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Basic First Aid for Pets

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Whenever your pet becomes ill or injured, it is always a stressful situation for both you and your companion. That is why we wanted to provide you with some guidance on how you can act, and what you can do to help when these incidents occur. The following is always important to remember in any… Read more »

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Seven interesting dog facts for you to ponder

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We’ve “fetched” seven fun canine facts to share with you. You may know some of these already, and others may be new info for your trivia bank… Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not colour-blind. [Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica] Dogs are not colour-blind in the sense that they see more than just black, white and grey…. Read more »

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