Cats

  1. Could your pet have arthritis?

    Could your pet have arthritis?

    If you’re finding it a bit harder to get out of bed on these colder mornings, spare a thought for your pet.

    Arthritis loves to rear its ugly head around this time of the year and the reason your pet might be sleeping in more than usual could be due to pain.

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  2. My cat is so hungry but is still losing weight

    My cat is so hungry but is still losing weight

    It’s not an unusual presentation, an elderly cat that is losing weight but is ravenous day and night.

    Once diabetes, another common cause of these symptoms, has been ruled out it may very well be the endocrine (hormonal) disease hyperthyroidism.

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  3. What Does Your Cat's Personality Say About You?

    What Does Your Cat's Personality Say About You?

    We don’t want to open a can of worms here but if your cat is a little temperamental, have you ever considered that it could be mirroring you?

    Research undertaken at Nottingham Trent University in the UK has shown that there are similarities between behaviours exhibited by people and the behaviour of their cat. 

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  4. When Good Behaviour Goes Bad

    When Good Behaviour Goes Bad

    When it comes to pet behaviour, there's a saying we use in the veterinary world: "There's no such thing as bad behaviour, it's just normal behaviour in an inappropriate setting."

    Put simply, this means what you may perceive as "bad behaviour" such as barking at the doorbell, is a normal response for a dog who is trying to alert you to the fact that someone is at the door (it's just not desirable from a human's point of view).

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  5. An Epic Study Into Heart Disease

    An Epic Study Into Heart Disease

    Recent groundbreaking research into canine heart disease is changing the way we treat one of the most common heart conditions.

    It is estimated that one dog in ten may suffer from some type of heart disease.

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  6. Happy and Healthy Ears

    Happy and Healthy Ears

    Summer is a great time to take your dog swimming but did you know that an innocent dip can lead to an ear infection for your dog?

    Ear infections are painful for your furry friend so here's how to spot them!

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  7. Don't Fear The Fireworks

    Don't Fear The Fireworks

    As the festive season is in full swing and New Year's Eve approaches, you can bet there will be fireworks going off somewhere.

    You might enjoy the show but your dog may find fireworks excruciatingly loud and absolutely terrifying.

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  8. The Best Halloween Pet Safety Tips

    The Best Halloween Pet Safety Tips

    From scary ghosts to jack-o-lanterns, this Halloween can prove a bit of a challenge for our four legged friends.

    Don’t let your little ones become a victim by keeping to our top Halloween tips!

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  9. Our Top Skin Care Tips For Your Pet

    Our Top Skin Care Tips For Your Pet

    Here are our top tips for taking care of your pet's skin and preventing those itches.

    When it comes to managing the itchy pet, there is no magic pill! It's all about prevention of parasites and taking action before things get out of control.

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  10. What You Should And Shouldn't Feed Your Diabetic Pet

    What You Should And Shouldn't Feed Your Diabetic Pet

    When it comes to diabetic pets, to give or not to give is the question!

    Diabetes in dogs affects their pancreas, just as it does in humans. This means their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to regulate their glucose levels. It also means that diet plays a pretty important role in managing their blood sugar levels and overall health.

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