Pet News

  1. What It Means When Your Pet Vomits

    What It Means When Your Pet Vomits

    You hear that familiar sound which means your beloved fur baby is about to bring up whatever is in their stomach and it’s panic stations!

    But if you have managed to get them outside in time you’re now worried about what has caused them to be sick...

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  2. Why you should adopt an older pet

    Why you should adopt an older pet

    If you've been thinking about getting a new pet have you considered adopting an older animal?

    There are plenty of positives when it comes to giving an older pet a home and a great companion is just one of them!

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  3. Dental Care For Senior Pets

    Dental Care For Senior Pets

    It is very common for Vets to see an older pet with dental disease.

    Many people can be reluctant to pursue a dental procedure as they are worried about their senior pet having to undergo an anaesthetic.

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  4. How To Keep A Senior Pet Happy

    How To Keep A Senior Pet Happy

    Senior pets are special. They are loyal and loving and in most cases, will have been through a number of major life events with you.

    The senior years can creep up on our furry friends and most people aren’t even aware that dogs and cats are classified as senior when they reach 8 years of age!

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  5. Top 5 Signs of Poor Nutrition

    Top 5 Signs of Poor Nutrition

    You would be amazed how nutrition can play a big role in your pet’s overall physical and mental health, from joints, skin, coat and even their behaviour!

    Because our pets can’t talk to us about how they are feeling we need to use our perception to recognise the signs of poor nutrition, and here are the top five!

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  6. Pet Profile: All About Guinea Pigs

    Pet Profile: All About Guinea Pigs

    Guinea pigs make great pets. They are very friendly and are a little easier to handle than rabbits.

    They make ideal pets for kids at preschool or above and it's important to remember that they require a good diet and careful husbandry to help prevent health problems.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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