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Special breeds have special needs!

Special breeds have special needs!

There’s a lot to love about welcoming a particular breed of dog or cat into your family. Whilst there is always variation between individual animals, many owners like the predictability of knowing the likely temperament, grooming requirements, activity levels,...

Cats are unique when it comes to dental disease

Cats are unique when it comes to dental disease

Our feline friends can, unfortunately, suffer from a painful dental condition known as feline resorptive lesions (FRL). 60% of susceptible cats will have one of these lesions present by the time they are 6-years old.  What is an FRL, and what causes them? In an FRL,...

The Routines: Keeping your pet healthy

The Routines: Keeping your pet healthy

Keeping our pets happy and healthy is a top priority, so having a good handle on routine dog or cat preventative health care is a great start! Vaccination It is recommended that all dogs and cats who go for walks outdoors or otherwise contact other animals (e.g. in...

Tips for Medicating Your Pet

Tips for Medicating Your Pet

Many common veterinary treatments, such as worming products and antibiotics, require owners to regularly administer oral medications to their pet. Whilst some pets will obligingly allow tablets to be popped down their throat, or at least eat them in food, other pets...

Warm weather hazards

Warm weather hazards

We all love spending time outdoors on these long summer days, and our pets are no exception! The increased activity is great for their mental and physical health. To prevent some common warm-weather hazards from raining on your pet’s parade, follow these summer safety...

Sand colic in horses

Sand colic in horses

Would you believe that the grainy tanned coloured grit in the fingers of the glove pictured above is sand extracted from a horse's stomach? It is good for horses to graze and eat off the ground for the sake of maintaining normal dental health and tooth wear, but for...

Keeping your pet up-to-date with parasite prevention

Keeping your pet up-to-date with parasite prevention

With increasing day length and warmer weather, most of us, including our pets, will be enjoying more time spent outdoors. It’s always important to ensure your four-legged friend is up-to-date with routine disease and parasite prevention, but especially so at a time of...

Understanding canine cruciate ligament disease

Understanding canine cruciate ligament disease

One of the most common orthopedic conditions we see in dogs is cranial cruciate ligament disease, which is actually very similar to the injury seen in humans on the sporting field - rupture of the "ACL". Cranial cruciate ligament disease is painful, will lead to...

Addison’s disease can sneak up on your pet

Addison’s disease can sneak up on your pet

Meet Zoe, the 6-year-old Standard Poodle. This usually-happy pooch was a bit quieter than usual and looked like she’d lost some weight. She'd also had a few episodes of unexplained vomiting and diarrhoea. A veterinary examination and some blood and urine tests...