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Infectious Diseases Rabbits

Infectious Diseases Rabbits – Protecting Your Pet

Rabbits are subject to infectious diseases just like ourselves. There are two main infectious disease; Myxomatosis and Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD). Both of these diseases are widespread in the UK and can put all rabbits at risk of ending up seriously ill or even dying with the disease.

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Covid-19 Veterinary Update

Covid-19 Our Veterinary Practice –  The second “new normal”

It seems likely that in the next two or maybe three weeks the COVID hazard level will come down to Level 3, and lockdown will be released a little bit more. So how is this going to affect how we see your pets without compromising the safety of staff, owners or pets? We don’t want to be responsible for any rise in the R value!

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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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Coronavirus could Cats & Dogs be affected?

Coronavirus (Covid-19) how can it affect my cat or dog?

In the last week there have been some disturbing news regarding the treatment of dogs and cats in Wuhan, China. Headlines suggest that they are being destroyed if found on the street.

We wanted to reassure pet owners on the latest guidance and animal health risks in the UK regarding this.

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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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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 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 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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