92015Sep
Microchipping Pets

Microchipping Pets

September is National Chip Month All dogs are now legally required to be microchipped. Pups born after June 1st have to be microchipped from 1st September and all other dogs must be chipped by March 31st 2016 Owners are obliged to make sure their dogs are registered on one of the government approved national websites….

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272015May
Healthy Pets – The Importance of Vaccination

Healthy Pets – The Importance of Vaccination

Recently we were presented with a very sick young dog who had become suddenly ill. This 3 year old dog was a very well loved family pet and had become very depressed and staggery over a couple of days. The owners were very worried and so were we, when we made a diagnosis of Leptospirosis…

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42015May
May is Cat Month

May is Cat Month

We know most cats do not like being moved out of their comfort zone. They don’t like being loaded into a cat box, and they don’t like going for spins in the car and they don’t like going into the vets. For the past few years we are much more conscious of trying to make these…

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312015Mar
April is Pain Control Month

April is Pain Control Month

10% off selected Pain Medications In our experience, the biggest concern pet owners have is that their pets might be in pain. We are making a special effort this month to increase awareness of chronic pain. Chronic pain is common enough in older animals but it can occur at any age. We see it mostly…

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312015Mar
Pain in Animals

Pain in Animals

Pain can be mild, moderate or severe and can occur anywhere in the body Although we all know what pain is, especially when we get it, pain is difficult to define. Pain is unpleasant with many knock on effects for the animal   Society and Pain Control in Animals Increasingly over the last 20 years,…

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112015Mar
Improve Your Own Health

Improve Your Own Health

This is a recent publication by Harvard Medical School and it’s very clear on Pet Ownership Benefits. Remember to keep your dog healthy too with preventive health exams, good diet, weight checks and plenty of exercise. Get Healthy, Get a Dog There are many reason why dogs are called humans’ best friends: not only do…

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92015Feb
Contraception in pets – the welfare case

Contraception in pets – the welfare case

Most owners now accept that fertility control is important for welfare reasons. The welfare societies continually promote spaying and neutering as part of responsible pet ownership because they are being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of unwanted animals. Unwanted animals usually have a tough time out there and many end up in very distressing circumstances.This…

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272015Jan
Pain Relief for Arthritis

Pain Relief for Arthritis

Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. There are many different types of arthritis, apparently over 100 different types in people, but what we refer to in animals is mainly osteoarthritis or inflammation of the bone surfaces and this is often associated with old age. What causes arthritis? Arthritis occurs in ageing animals due to wear…

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192014Dec
‘Tis not the Season to Bring Home a New Pet

‘Tis not the Season to Bring Home a New Pet

We have all experienced the joy and pleasure that a new pet can bring. From the novelty factor to learning all one can learn about caring for a new animal. Watching younger children adapt to a pet can be a life changing. However, taking on the responsibility for a new pet should not be taken…

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