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Covid-19 Cats and Dogs

Covid-19 affecting my cat or dog?

After a recent article by the BBC, regarding Covid-19 and keeping your cats indoors, the British Veterinary Association has now clarified their position in light of the report.
In response to questions from the BBC about general advice for pet owners the British Veterinary Association had given both general guidance and specific advice for cat owners regarding households who were self-isolating or infected households.

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The importance of Dental X-ray images for Dogs & cats

 

Why we take dental x-ray images of dog and cat teeth

Many times when you go to your own dentist for a check-up they will want to take some dental x-ray images of your teeth. Commonly this will be to assess for caries or previous fillings. Caries are the main cause of fillings in people, and dogs and cats rarely suffer from caries, so why do we take radiographs of dog and cat teeth?

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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.

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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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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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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.