Posts Categorized: dogs

Things that are poisonous to pets

If you have a veterinary emergency over the Christmas period, you can rest assured we are on call 24/7. Please call 020 8977 3955. Chocolate Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine (a bit like caffeine) that is poisonous to dogs. The amount of theobromine differs in the different types of chocolate (dark chocolate has the… Read more »

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Tempting pets to eat

Throughout your pet’s life, their diets will change depending on their age or health status. Any change to your pet’s food can be stressful for both you and your pet so we have prepared these handy tips to help your pet to accept the new diet and ensure the transition is as stress free as… Read more »

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Fireworks advice

Some advice from our head veterinary nurse Sarah, on supporting your pet during fireworks. Helpful changes to the environment Try to keep your pets inside during the evening Walk dogs at daytime/during light hours Close the curtains/blinds to reduce visual stimulation Background noise such as a television, fan or low music can help block out… Read more »

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Preventing Kennel Cough in dogs

Are you going on holiday soon and will your dog be put into kennels? Does he or she need their kennel cough vaccine? Do be sure to make an appointment at Vet4life. Kennel cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very contagious respiratory disease. It is transmitted by close contact with an infected dog and can be associated with… Read more »

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The benefits of early neutering

What is neutering? Neutering is a surgical procedure carried out under anaesthetic. In a male animal, both testes are removed from a small incisions made in the scrotum. In females the uterus and ovaries are removed via an incision either on the left side or underneath. There are lots of benefits and reasons why you should… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Ted

Ted was rushed into the clinic at Shepperton following an accident. He was running around with another dog, slipped and fell onto a metal bar, the sort used to re-enforce concrete. He was obviously shocked and hurt and his owner rushed him to the vets as it was closing at the end of a busy… Read more »

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Leishmania diagnosed at Vet4life

We have recently had a case of Leishmania diagnosed at the practice and as a lot of our clients and pets travel abroad we would like everyone to be aware of this disease. It is of particular concern to us as once dogs are infected they cannot be cured of the disease. Treatment can be… Read more »

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My dog has dry, itchy skin – what can I do?

A question we commonly hear is, “My dog has dry itchy skin. He occasionally gets rashes, bumps or hot spots. What can I do?” There are many reasons why a dog has dry itchy skin, below is a list of different problems and the way to treat and prevention.

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