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Blood in your dog’s poo

Blood in dogs poo

Blood in dogs poo, it’s easy as a dog owner to assume the worst when you notice blood your pets poo, however there can be a huge range of answers as to why this is happening. The most common causes for blood in your dogs poo can be constipation, bacterial or viral infection, injury, allergies or eating something unsuitable for their diet. Although not ideal, these problems can be treated quite easily with the correct care. More severe possibilities for blood in poo include cancer, consuming toxic waste, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, blockages or parvovirus. This is why it is vital to speak to your vet once noticing a problem to rule out the more serious concerns.
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Cats and plants

Poisonous Plants to Cats

Flowers are something that us humans love. We actually love them so much that we spend £2 billion a year on indoor houseplants and flowers! And although these may be the excellent additions to our home decor, a portion of even the most popular flowers can be extremely dangerous to cats.

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Looking after a cat with fleas

How to look after your cat with fleas

If you’ve been a cat owner for some time you’ll know the struggle of fleas all too well. No matter how hard you try sometimes it just seems impossible to resolve. Regular flea treatment is the only key solution to help avoid unwanted visitors on your pet, however sometimes no matter what efforts are in place, fleas still slip through.

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Hazards that could affect your dog

Hazards that could affect your dog

Protecting your dog from everyday items which pose a threat

No matter the time of the year, there are always items that can pose a threat to your pet. Even if you wouldn’t have thought so, items that you can never imagine may pose a threat. Ultimately, there are many some items that should be kept well away from your dog.

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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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Christmas Toxins

Christmas Toxins

 

Christmas should be one of the most exciting times of the year! However, this fun-filled festive month can bring around some dangers to our dogs, and there are some ways to keep them safe so they can also enjoy the Christmas season with us.

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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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