VioVet Blog - All Posts by Hannah

  • My pet is getting older - anything I should do? Image

    The first grey hair has appeared, or maybe our furry friend is slowing down a bit. They’re getting older! Just like us, the needs of our pets change as they age. It’s important we recognise this so we can support them the best we can. We’ve summarised a guide on what to look for and how to best support your loved one. What age is...

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  • Your pet's first bonfire night Image

    Your pet's first bonfire night

    28 September 2020 Last updated: 29 September 2020 - By in Pet Care

    If you're new to pet ownership, you may not have given much thought to bonfire night and fireworks season in general. But it's believed that over half of all dogs have firework-related anxiety, presenting as trembling, panting, pacing, destructive behaviours and abnormal toileting, to name just a few signs. If your pet has never experienced it befo...

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  • Tips for staycations with pets Image

    Tips for staycations with pets

    17 August 2020 Last updated: 18 August 2020 - By in Pet Care

    With covid and government restrictions disrupting the vast majority of our summer holiday plans this year, many of us are opting for UK-based trips instead, with ‘staycations’ becoming the new foreign getaway. For those of you who favour the UK holiday anyway, you’ve probably got all the gear you need for camping or caravanning wi...

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  • Helping your pet cope when normal life resumes Image

    Helping your pet cope when normal life resumes

    7 June 2020 Last updated: 8 June 2020 - By in Pet Care

    With the Coronavirus crisis forcing us to spend significantly more time at home, for our pets, it’s probably felt like all their Christmases have come at once! Whether we’ve been working from home or self-isolating, they’ve had us with them for whole days at a time, rarely venturing beyond the four walls of our homes. So, when nor...

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    Regular Delivery FAQs

    2 June 2020 Last updated: 13 July 2020 - By in Pet Care

    Is it free to sign up to a Regular Delivery? Yes, this service is completely free. Do I have to sign up for a certain length of time? No, there is absolutely no commitment necessary and you're free to cancel at any time. Are all products eligible for Regular Delivery? Regular Delivery isn't available for everything. It is available on a wide range...

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  • A guide to grooming your pet Image

    A guide to grooming your pet

    6 May 2020 Last updated: 15 February 2021 - By in Pet Care

    If you’ve got cats and dogs, you’ll probably be all too aware of the fact they’re shedding at the moment. Shedding is connected to daylight hours, with increased sun stimulating the hair to grow, shed and replace itself. If you have house cats, you may find that shedding isn’t too much of a problem as they are affected sligh...

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  • Routine pet care during COVID-19 Image

    Routine pet care during COVID-19

    3 May 2020 Last updated: 11 January 2021 - By in Pet Care

    During the COVID-19 crisis, accessing routine vet care has been a problem for many. With a number of veterinary practices only offering face-to-face consultations in an emergency or, at least, changing the way in which they do consultations to ensure staff and patient safety, it has meant a level of disruption to the services we regularly call upon...

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  • How to keep your pet calm (& entertained) during lockdown Image

    How to keep your pet calm (& entertained) during lockdown

    5 April 2020 Last updated: 17 April 2020 - By in Pet Care

    During these unprecedented times when everyone is at home and normality is out the window, it can be difficult knowing how to keep our pets entertained throughout the day. While most cats and dogs will just be happy to have us home, the sudden change to their normal routines can be unsettling and even lead to stress-related behaviours. With this in...

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  • How to cope with cancelled shows & events Image

    How to cope with cancelled shows & events

    17 March 2020 Last updated: 18 March 2020 - By in Horses

    Competition season is upon us and for many it’s a time of great anticipation and excitement, with much preparation having gone into readying your horse (and yourself) for the demands of competitions. However, with COVID-19 forcing many competitions and events into cancellation, with no clear indication as to when the current situation will ea...

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    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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