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Your Pet Concerns

As pet owners we can sometimes over look certain ailiments our pets may have or how to treat them, below are links to articles discussing issues of topical concern to your pet.

 

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Kennel Cough, a sound you'll never forget

Persistent, 'honking', retching, horribly unpleasant...Kennel cough can last for weeks, and can prove fatal in susceptible individuals.

 

Giving pet rabbits the protection they deserve!

Despite the frequency of fatal infectious disease in pet rabbits, it is estimated that as little as 15% of the 1.6 million pet rabbits in the UK are protected by vaccination.

 

Could your dog have 'Dry-Eye'?

Dry-eye’ or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a common condition which reduces and eventually stops tear production. 1 in 22 of all dogs is affected.

 

Diabetes – could your pet be at risk?

Is your dog or cat excessively thirsty or do they need to urinate more than normal?  Is your pet increasingly lethargic or losing weight, despite a healthy appetite? 

  

Ear disease or Otitis Externa 

Means inflammation of the outer part of the ear passage (also known as the external ear canal). It is a very common condition and particularly so in dogs. However it is a complex disease which is often due to a number of triggers.

 

Holidays can be stressful for pets!

As holiday time approaches, many pet owners spend as much time thinking about how their pets will cope while they are away as choosing a destination!

 

Misconceptions Surround Kennel Cough!

Kennel cough is a significant health risk for dogs that may be caused by a range of viruses and bacteria. 

 

Understanding Pet Vaccination!

The saying, “prevention is better than cure” is very appropriate for many of the diseases we vaccinate animals against since only very few are specifically treatable and many can prove fatal. 

 

Cats get arthritis too - managing a hidden problem!

Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative disease of the joints that is common in both humans and pet animals. So how would you know if your cat might be affected? 

 

Worms and your dog: out of sight and out of mind.

Worm infestation is a common but often unseen and easily overlooked problem in dogs.

 

Caring for the cherished older dog.

The older pet population in the UK is increasing all the time. 

 

Could your dog have 'ATOPY' ?

Atopy, or allergic dermatitis, is the most common skin condition of dogs. It can also affect cats.