Posts Categorized: dogs

Walking your dog safely in autumn and winter


The nights are getting darker and there’s a chill in the air, but your dog still needs regular walks in order to stay fit and healthy. Here are some suggestions to keep both you and your pet safe whilst exercising during the coming months. Make yourself visible Lack of daylight sees an increase in traffic… Read more »

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Mitral Valve Disease (MVD) in dogs

  There are many different heart conditions that can affect our dogs; however, mitral valve disease (MVD) is by far the most common. But what is MVD, and how do you know if your dog has it? We explore further below: What is mitral valve disease (MVD)? Also referred to as degenerative valve disease, MVD… Read more »

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Preparing your pets for firework season


Preparing your pets and keeping them safe and calm on bonfire night and other seasonal events. Fireworks are used throughout the year in Teddington 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… Read more »

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Top tips to calm your anxious and stressed pet

Like humans, pets often suffer from everyday stress that can lead to issues that can cause them to become anxious or stressed. Unfortunately, while humans have some means at their disposal to deal with such issues, pets aren’t so lucky. So here are some effective ways to help reduce and relieve anxiety and stress in… Read more »

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How to prepare your dog ahead of fireworks

We understand that noisy celebrations such in Teddington as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year can cause nervousness in pets. However, by taking the appropriate steps to plan ahead of these scheduled events, you can minimise unnecessary stress and anxiety for your pet. Signs of anxiety to look out for in dogs Pacing… Read more »

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Autumn dangers

Ensure you know the dangers associated with autumn in Teddington; we have compiled together our guidance as we transition from spring to autumn. We want you all to stay safe this season. Clocks changing The changes with the clocks going back next month sees an increase in pet-related road traffic accidents and cat fights. The… Read more »

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Tips for worry-free visits to the vet


Like many people dread going to the doctor, the vet can be a source of anxiety for our pets. Luckily, there are steps you can take to alleviate some of the anxiety your pet feels when it senses a vet visit in Teddington is coming up.  Preparing for your visit If possible, hold off on… Read more »

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