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Diagnosing Diabetes In Dogs

 

Diagnosing Diabetes In Dogs: The Symptoms

It is important to diagnose diabetes in dogs in the early stages. If left untreated it can cause a number of health issues.

Diabetes in dogs is an incurable disease caused by the body no longer making insulin.

Symptoms include:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Weight loss

A blood test typically shows elevated levels of glucose in the blood, and glucose will be found in the urine. This is normally an indication that the dog does have diabetes.

Fireworks & Pets

Fireworks and pets

Fireworks and pets dealing with anxiety

As Guy Fawkes night approaches, the lead up to November 5th see fireworks being off earlier each year. Unfortunately a lot of pets suffer with anxiety during this period.

Fireworks season is one of the loudest times of the year for our pets, therefore it’s important we don’t forget about them. Although the flashes and loud bangs maybe exciting for both children and adults for pets this can be very frightening.

Fireworks can be a terrifying experience and cause our pets to act unpredictably which can put their safety and the safety of others at risk. It is therefore very important to help keep our pets safe to avoid them escaping or turning aggressive through fear.

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Health Problems Older Dogs

Health problems in older dogs

Health problems in older dogs can often be picked up on in the early stages with regular health checks at the Vets.

Generally, at the age of seven, dogs tend to have reached senior age. However, in small dog breeds, they are not senior for another couple of years.

In this article, we will show you some of the issues older dogs tend to suffer from and give you some guidance on signs to look out for in your dog’s senior years.

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Pet Passports Travelling With Pets

Pet Passports Taking Your Pet On Holiday

Travelling with your pets can be exciting for many owners, Pet Passports have made it easier for taking your cat or dog on holiday with you.

We have put together a guide with what is required for your Pet Passport below:

Firstly, we would like to point out with the current Brexit situation, there may be changes to the Pet Passport scheme in the near future. Please check the after Brexit pet travel page for updates.

If you have any concerns or questions our veterinary team are here to help.

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Dogs Hot Cars

Dogs in hot cars

Many people still think that leaving dogs in hot cars in a shaded spot with the windows open is fine, however, the truth is it can be very dangerous. The inside of a car can heat up very quickly, according to the RSPCA. It may be  22oC outside but in a car it can reach 47 oC within an hour.

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Easter Dangers

Easter Dangers For Pets

Easter can be a fun time for all the family with the warm spring weather and going out for walks with your family and pets. However, there are hazards which could turn that lovely day into an emergency trip to the vet! To help prevent this happening we have put together some of our tips for you to be aware of.

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Vaccinations Kennel Cough

The importance of Vaccinations for Kennel Cough

Kennel cough is a term used to describe a contagious infectious cough affecting dogs. It is most commonly caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria and /or canine parainfluenza virus, although many other viruses, bacteria and mycoplasmas have occasionally been implicated in outbreaks.

A few of the infections which can cause kennel cough symptoms are included in your dog’s annual vaccinations. These infections are canine distemper, canine adenovirus type two and canine parainfluenza.

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Pet Dental Health Month

February is Pet Dental Health Month

As February is pet dental health month, we would give a few tips on looking after your pets dental health.

Looking after your dog’s dental health is important just like humans oral health. Unfortunately, this can often get overlooked, with very few owners regularly brushing their dog’s teeth and gums.