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Understanding canine cruciate ligament disease

Understanding canine cruciate ligament disease

“Oh no! My dog isn't a footballer but could he have just 'done his knee?"  One of the most common orthopedic conditions we see in dogs is cranial cruciate ligament disease, which is actually very similar to the injury seen in humans on the sporting field - rupture of...

COVID-19 and Pets – What You Need To Know Now

COVID-19 and Pets – What You Need To Know Now

COVID-19 has changed the way we go about our lives and will continue to for many months. When it comes to the virus, there are plenty of questions to be asked, so here are a few answers: How is COVID-19 spread? Although it has been theorised that the new coronavirus...

When Good Behaviour Goes Bad

When Good Behaviour Goes Bad

When it comes to pets and their behaviour, we like to refer to the saying, "there's no such thing as bad behaviour, only normal behaviour in an inappropriate setting".   Put simply, what you may perceive as your pet’s "bad behaviour" is, in most cases, a normal...

A Hearty Topic

A Hearty Topic

As February features its heart-focussed Valentine’s Day, we thought that this month would be the perfect time to talk about the heart that matters most: your pet’s. When it comes to diseases of the heart, knowing what to watch out for really makes a difference. Early...

Summer Heat Hazards

Summer Heat Hazards

As we reach the peak of summer we welcome long hot days and balmy nights. It’s the best time of the year to get out and about with your pet but there are a few hazards you need to watch out for. Heat stroke: It can be easy to overdo it in the summer and heat stress...

The “Twelve Pet Hazards of Christmas”

The “Twelve Pet Hazards of Christmas”

We’d like to help make sure your pet stays happy and healthy this silly season so here’s a list we’ve compiled of the ‘Twelve Pet Hazards of Christmas’: Christmas can be a risky time for your pet. There is usually lots of food around as well as plenty of people,...

Vital vaccinations

Vital vaccinations

When it comes to keeping your pet healthy, vaccination is one of the most powerful tools we have. Vaccinations are safe. They have minimal (if any) side effects and we recommend you vaccinate your pet because, above all, they work. Quick Vaccination Facts:...

It’s all in the eyes

It’s all in the eyes

Pardon the pun, but you don’t have to be blind to see that your pet’s eyes are very important! Eye issues can be serious. That’s why, if you notice anything unusual about your pet’s eyes, it’s best to have them checked out ASAP. Conditions like conjunctivitis, corneal...

Kidney disease can be thirsty work

Kidney disease can be thirsty work

If your pet is thirstier than usual it could be a sign of kidney disease. The increase in thirst may only be subtle but if you find yourself filling up the water bowl more regularly or even notice your pet drinking from the shower recess, you should arrange a check-up...

Itchy and scratchy

Itchy and scratchy

You don’t need us to tell you that an episode of itchy and scratchy can be extremely frustrating for your pet. If the cycle of itch, scratch, rub and lick it continues, it can leave your pet feeling uncomfortable, frustrated and downright miserable. Not to mention the...

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