VioVet Blog - Pet Discussion

  • What is GDPR and how will it affect me? Image

    What is GDPR? In simple terms, the General Data Protection Regulation is a reform to the 1995 Data Protection Directive, and aims to strengthen laws on data protection, ultimately safeguarding the rights and freedoms of you and other EU citizens, and giving you control over your personal data. These rights ensure your personal data is only processe...

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  • 6 things we LOVE about our pets Image

    We’re a nation of animal lovers and over 12 million of us share our homes with pets - that’s a whopping 44% of UK households! Whether it’s dogs, cats, rabbits or goldfish, they’re all part of the family. But what is it about pets we all love so much? Maybe we should be asking what it is we don’t love so much! Of course...

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  • 9 things horse owners love about spring Image

    The weather might be cold, wet and miserable, but with spring just around the corner, it’s not all doom and gloom! The light at the end of the tunnel is visible at long last as we power through March and start enjoying longer days with lighter mornings and evenings. For those of us with horses, there’s surely nothing better than the her...

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  • Alabama Rot: What you need to know Image

    Having said goodbye to 2017 – the UK’s worst year for cases of the deadly disease, Alabama Rot – we are faced with two new incidences in North Devon and North Yorkshire this January. Sometimes referred to as ‘Black Death’ disease, the official name is Cutaneous and Renal Vasculopathy (CRGV). Last year, Alabama Rot was...

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  • 5 things pet owners love about winter Image

    When it comes to winter, it can be difficult finding positive things to say about the season (except for Christmas, of course). The days are shorter, the weather is cold, wet and unpleasant, and it can make some of the activities we love doing with our pets that much harder to do. But even so, winter does deliver some positives, and it’s wort...

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  • 10 thing horse owners love about winter Image

    For many of us, the words ‘love’ and ‘winter’ don’t really seem to go together. We tend to remember the muddy, waterlogged fields, frozen taps, miserable weather and darker days of last winter with a sad, sinking feeling, knowing it’s all about to start again. That said, there is still much to be positive about w...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide for Horses & Riders Image

    The countdown to Christmas has started, which means the gift buying can commence! It’s time to think about how you’re going to spoil your horse this festive season (and yourself!), as our Christmas Shop has a great many things for both horse and rider. Our gift ideas come in a range of prices too, so there is something for every budget!...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide for Cats Image

    With Christmas approaching, the shopping can begin! But have you thought about what you’ll get your faithful pet this year? We’ve no shortage of ideas for making this Christmas the best Christmas ever, and our festive gift guide contains ideas aplenty for truly spoiling your pet this year. Have a read and see if there’s anything b...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide for Dogs Image

    With Christmas approaching, the shopping can begin! But have you thought about what you’ll get your faithful pet this year? We’ve no shortage of ideas for making this Christmas the best Christmas ever, and our festive gift guide contains ideas aplenty for truly spoiling your pet this year. Have a read and see if there’s anything b...

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  • Wisdom Panel DNA Test - we ask the experts! Image

    What’s your name and role in the business? My name is Oliver Forman, and I am the Genetics Research Manager in the UK. My role is to coordinate research to enable continued development of our products and services. I joined Mars Veterinary in 2016 after spending 13 years researching inherited diseases in dogs, discovering disease causing muta...

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