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  • Spotting the signs and effectively treating worms in dogs Image

    Spotting the signs and effectively treating worms in dogs

    10 August 2021 - by Dr Ellen Marcinkiewicz BVSc. MRCVS (Guest Author) in Pet Care

    Your dog can pick up worms without you even realising it, as they often show few (if any) noticeable signs of infection. Left untreated, they can pose a health risk to your dog and family. How do dogs get worms? Dogs can pick up worms from eating contaminated soil or faeces that contain worm eggs, from infected rodents or fleas that carry worm lar...

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    Debunked Dog Behaviour Dilemmas

    21 May 2021 (Last Updated: 25 May 2021) - by in Pet Care

    Dogs are a man’s best friend. But do you really know the reason behind their behaviour? Understanding why they do the things they do will not only help you feel closer to your pet but can help you train them. Here, we cover things from how to puppy train to why dogs sleep so much. How to stop puppy biting You'll have noticed that when puppi...

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    A vet guide to treating separation anxiety

    13 May 2021 (Last Updated: 17 May 2021) - by in Pet Care

    This is one of the most common behavioural disorders in our pets, in fact an estimated 14% of pet dogs suffer from the condition. Separation anxiety is a fear that is caused by separation or the threat of separation from family members. It can be really frustrating to control but with a good behavioural plan in place you can eventually get on top o...

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    Your hens need worming too!

    11 May 2021 (Last Updated: 27 May 2021) - by Rosie Booth VetMB MRCVS (Guest Author) in Pet Care

    Your hens need worming too! Just like other pets and farm animals, ‘backyard’ chickens need to be dewormed regularly to protect them from the threat of internal parasites. There are many types of internal and external parasites which may affect your laying hens and each type can cause different symptoms. However, as parasites have evolv...

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    Dog Health Myths Uncovered

    22 April 2021 (Last Updated: 22 April 2021) - by in Pet Care

    Being a dog parent comes with responsibilities to keep our pets safe, happy, and healthy. We’ve probably all heard that chocolate is poisonous to dogs, but there are so many other things that we need to be aware of. We’ve created a helpful and interesting hub of information so you can remain confident that your dog is being looked after...

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  • Dog Diet 101: What Can and Can’t My Dog Eat Image

    There are many foods that we eat that are also suitable for dogs, but there are some we should avoid feeding them altogether. We share a special bond with our dogs, so it’s easy to forget sometimes that we are two different species with two totally different digestive systems. While it’s hard to say no to those puppy eyes begging us for...

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    Spot on vs. tablets - worming fuss-free with Dronspot

    14 April 2021 (Last Updated: 14 April 2021) - by Dr Ellen Marcinkiewicz BVSc. MRCVS (Guest Author) in Pet Care

    When did you last worm your cat? Let’s face it. Giving worming tablets to cats can be stressful and before you know it those doses start to become less and less regular. Your cat looks healthy and it doesn’t seem like a problem… But did you know that 1 in 4 cats in the UK were found to have intestinal worms? Many cats don’t...

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    Puppy & kitten checklist

    13 April 2021 (Last Updated: 13 April 2021) - by in Pet Care

    You’re thinking about getting a new puppy or kitten! Maybe you’ve just taken home your new furry family member. Whatever the case, we’ve made a checklist to help you navigate the maze that is how to care for them. Which wormer? Should I neuter? What about vaccines? We’ve got it all covered. Diet The nutritional requirement...

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    Exercise needs of older pets

    19 March 2021 (Last Updated: 19 March 2021) - by in Pet Care

    Staying active is important for any animal, regardless of age. That being said, the exercise needs of your pet will vary throughout its life and you may find that as they age, they are less tolerant to exercise and actually need less of it. Staying active and mobile is still essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, however. How do I know how m...

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    A skin supplement guide

    15 March 2021 (Last Updated: 18 March 2021) - by in Pet Care

    The largest organ in our pet’s bodies is by far the skin, and lots of skin means lots of hair! In fact our feline friends have up to an estimated 60,000 to 120,000 hairs per square inch of skin, and our doggy companions 150,000. Most breeds shed at least twice yearly which equals millions of hair every year. All that hair can only grow proper...

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