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  1. Looking After Poodle Cross Breeds

    Looking after poodle crosses

    Do you own an “-oodle?” Poodle crosses (such as the cavoodles and labradoodles) are very popular pets due to their friendly nature, intelligence and appealing looks.

    These dogs are also frequently favoured for their coat type, which in most cases is low shedding – this means less hair on your clothes and furniture!

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  2. Urine Spraying In Cats

    Urine Spraying Cats

    Urine spraying is a unique activity where a cat stands with their tail in the air and delivers a squirt of urine against a vertical surface.

    Most of the time, you won’t even notice your cat spraying but this behaviour can become a ‘behavioural issue’ when a cat starts to do it inside (on the curtains!).

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  3. Why Does My Dog Bark?

    Why does my dog bark

    A barking dog can be helpful and comforting especially when it comes to alerting you about possible intruders.

    Unfortunately, barking can also be frustrating and disruptive and excessive barking can even be considered a behavioural problem.

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  4. Medicating Your Pet

    Pilling Pets

    We know giving oral medications to your pet can be tricky, especially if your pet isn’t the cooperative type.

    Medicate like a pro with these tips:

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  5. Worming - What Are Your Options!

    Worming Your Pets

    Regularly worming your cat or dog probably does not rate first on your list of fun pet care topics but it’s important to stay on top of!

    It's important for the health of your pet, yourself and your family!

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  6. Skin Care For Pets

    Skin Care for Pets

    The health and shine of your pet’s coat can closely correlate with their general, overall health!

    So if a pet’s coat looks dull, scruffy or unkempt it can often be an indication of underlying health problems.

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  7. Springtime Means Itchy Skin

    Springtime means itchy skin

    As the warmth of spring arrives, our furry friends can become itchy due to skin allergies caused by grasses, pollens and other allergens.

    These allergens can be dust mites, mould, certain types of food, and some insects. Some pets can also have irritated skin as a result of flea infestations.

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  8. The Geriatric Cat & Thyroid Disease

    Thyroid disease

    “My cat seems to have lost weight, but he is still so hungry. Is he just getting old?"

    An older cat who is losing weight but still hungry is a presentation that Vets see regularly. The cause is usually hyperthyroidism, and a routine blood test can usually confirms this diagnosis.

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  9. 6 Signs of Dementia

    6 signs of dementia

    Have you got an older dog who is awake more at night or getting confused at times? Have you just put it down to 'old age'?

    Your dog may be suffering from canine dementia, a disease also known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.

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  10. the Winter Weigh-In

    Winter Weigh In

    Shorter winter days and more time at home may mean your pet has been a little less active, and perhaps has even had a few extra snacks on the side.

    Never fear, to prevent a portly pet emerging this spring, we are here to help combat winter weight gain!

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