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  • A vet's guide to chocolate poisoning in dogs Image

    A vet's guide to chocolate poisoning in dogs

    1 April 2020 (Last Updated: 3 April 2020) - by in Dogs

    Easter is on the horizon and chocolate eggs will be in abundance! But what should we do if the worst happens and your dog manages to eat some? How can we be prepared for this if it happens? What does chocolate do to dogs? Chocolate contains Theobromine. Humans can break down Theobromine easily as we have the correct enzyme, but our dogs can’t...

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    Vomiting outbreak in dogs

    4 March 2020 - by in Dogs

    You may have heard in the news that cases of vomiting in dogs are currently around double the normal average. This has been shown by research scientists at Liverpool University SAVSNET division (Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network), comfirming the outbreak that has long been suspected. Currently we aren’t sure of the exact cause, but...

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    Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction

    28 February 2020 (Last Updated: 2 March 2020) - by in Dogs

    “Ageing brain disorders, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, are really hard to diagnose in dogs and cats. In veterinary we group all these conditions under the term 'cognitive dysfunction'. In simple terms, this is where the brain ages and doesn't function as well as it used to. We aren't exactly sure what causes this, but it is possibly...

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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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    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!

    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

    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

    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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    Advice for wet & windy walks

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

    The UK has seen a lot of rain recently. To be expected for autumn/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 others. It is important to bear this in mind when planning your next trip in the great outdoors and m...

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    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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