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  • Raw feeding & dental health Image

    Raw feeding & dental health

    17 February 2020 (Last Updated: 17 February 2020) - by in Dogs

    Dental disease in dogs is a growing problem. In fact, it is estimated that 70% of dogs (and cats) will have the beginnings of dental disease before they are even two years old. This is a worrying statistic and one that needs to be taken seriously. “Plaque is a build-up of bacteria on the teeth and gums, and these bacteria can easily enter the...

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  • Meet our new vet, Nick Image

    Meet our new vet, Nick

    11 February 2020 (Last Updated: 11 February 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    I've joined Viovet after 4 years of working as a veterinary surgeon in the Buckinghamshire area. I've had many patients over the years, ranging from Chinchillas to Deer and everything in between. Me and my wife recently married back in 2018. In our spare time we enjoy heading for walks and helping out at our local Church, where we are both part of...

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    Brexit Impact on Pet Travel

    11 February 2020 - by in Dogs

    It finally happened, Britain has left the EU! Now you might be wondering what changes this will bring for you and your pet? To help you better understand the impact of Brexit on travelling with your pet and buying medication, we've compiled a short guide to Brexit changes. Pet passports When travelling with any animal within the EU you need an up-t...

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  • Help - my pet's got fleas! Image

    Help - my pet's got fleas!

    4 February 2020 (Last Updated: 11 February 2020) - by in Dogs

    How do I know it’s fleas? The following are usually signs of fleas on your pet: Your pet is itching more than normal (but not always) You’ve seen live fleas, or flea dirt (small black dots) on your pet or in your house You’ve noticed flea bites on your or your pet How did my pet get them? Fleas are found in warm places whe...

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  • Our four tips for healthy teeth Image

    Our four tips for healthy teeth

    30 January 2020 (Last Updated: 30 January 2020) - by Hill's (Guest Author) in Dogs

    Ensuring your dog’s teeth are kept clean and healthy is just as important as ensuring the health of our own. If the right care isn’t shown, plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth and around the gumline, irritating and inflaming the gums (known as gingivitis), and in turn leading to gum disease and even tooth loss. As your dog ages,...

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  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis in the UK Image

    Tick-Borne Encephalitis in the UK

    27 January 2020 (Last Updated: 3 February 2020) - by Vet (Guest Author) in Dogs

    You may have heard in the news over the last few months that Tick-Borne Encephalitis has been found in ticks in certain areas of the UK. Here at VioVet we have put together a guide on what this means for you and your pet. What? Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE) is caused by a virus that is transmitted through tick bites. It mainly affects humans, and...

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  • Keeping your cat safe & warm this winter Image

    In spite of their thick, fluffy coats, winter weather can leave cats really feeling the cold. This might strike you as unlikely as most cats will venture outside in all weathers, but sometimes they do need special attention paying at this time of year. You could say this is more of a problem for outdoor cats and, when it comes to experiencing wind...

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  • Advice for wet & windy walks Image

    Advice for wet & windy walks

    15 January 2020 (Last Updated: 15 January 2020) - by in Dogs

    The UK has seen a lot of rain recently. Along with Storm Brendan nearly blowing us away last week, it’s been a turbulent time weather-wise. To be expected for winter, I suppose, but it has made for some very soggy dog walks! Rain is rain and will affect your dog no matter what breed you have, although some breeds will be affected more than ot...

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  • Everything you need to know about Canicross Image

    Everything you need to know about Canicross

    13 January 2020 (Last Updated: 13 January 2020) - by in Dogs

    Put simply, Canicross is cross-country running, but with humans and dogs. With a harness attaching your dog to your middle, you run together as part of a team. With voice commands given from behind, it is your job to guide your dog in the right direction. Is it suitable for all dogs? As long as your dog is fit, healthy and willing to take part, you...

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  • Help - my pet has vomited/diarrhoea’d everywhere! Image

    Help - my pet has vomited/diarrhoea’d everywhere!

    8 January 2020 (Last Updated: 9 January 2020) - by in Dogs

    If you are a dog or cat owner, especially a dog owner, you will have likely had it happen before. You come down in the morning to a shocking smell and find a puddle of something brown, green or even frothy covering your kitchen floor. You’re not sure exactly which end it came from but it is definitely from your furry housemate, who is now con...

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