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Taking Your Pet Abroad

Travelling abroad with your pet

When travelling abroad with your pet, there are now new rules to follow regarding our recent exit to the EU.
The rules will depend on which country you are going to or coming from.

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Fireworks & Pets

Dogs and Fireworks

Dogs and anxiety with fireworks

Fireworks, the amazing shows that take place on the lead up to bonfire night and New Years eve; exciting for us, however perhaps not so much for our dogs. The loud bangs and flashescan cause confusion and fear in dogs, being very stressful for just under half of all dogs in the UK. During the firework period we aim to put our pets’ safety first, providing as much care as we possibly can.

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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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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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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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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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