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Recurrent “sensitive stomachs”

Recurrent “sensitive stomachs”

Poor digestive health can cause symptoms, such as: vomiting, abnormal stools, diarrhoea, foul-smelling stools, or stools with blood or mucus, straining to pass stools (which may come out as small “blobs” of soft material), excessive flatulence, poor or picky appetite, and weight loss or poor growth in young animals.

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Why are Vets So Busy?

Why are Vets So Busy?

The global COVID-19 outbreak has had a profound impact on all of us – including your veterinarian. COVID-19 has resulted in a massive increase in people taking on new pets With more people working from home, this has meant more opportunities for pet owners to notice...

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Diets and exercise by lifestage

Diets and exercise by lifestage

Like us, our pets can unfortunately fall victim to the ‘middle-aged spread’ and put on weight. This occurs due to the natural slowing of the metabolism associated with ageing, which can predispose your pet to excessive weight gain. For this reason, depending on the...

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Home or hospital?

Home or hospital?

It’s a question we field frequently: “Does my pet need to see the vet?” It can sometimes be hard to know which injuries or illnesses can be managed at home, and which require a veterinary consultation or more urgent veterinary care. Which symptoms suggest urgent care...

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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,...

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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 We recommend all dogs and cats get vaccinated. This generally involves a series of three puppy/kitten vaccines,...

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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...

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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...

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Holidaying with your pet

Holidaying with your pet

Is your pet joining you for a Christmas holiday trip? Follow these basic pet travel guidelines to keep everyone merry! Making a list and checking it twice Pets away from home can easily get disoriented and lost. Before you travel, check that your pet’s microchip...

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