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  • Coronavirus Update Image

    Coronavirus Update

    28 February 2020 (Last Updated: 27 July 2020) - by in Pet Care

    It’s all over the news - a new strain of Coronavirus (2019-nCOV, AKA Covid-19) is causing major issues globally to the human population. But can animals get Coronavirus too? There will be conflicting information online as Coronavirus does have strains that affect animals - in fact most strains are exclusively non-human. On the 22nd July 2020...

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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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    Introducing Mirataz

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 23 July 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Mirataz contains the active ingredient mirtazapine, which is an appetite stimulant. Previously we only had tablet forms of this in veterinary. Mirataz is a transdermal gel, meaning it is applied onto the skin, in particular the ear pinnae. This could prove really useful for cats who are underweight, or inappetant for other clinical reasons. In thes...

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    Introducing Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 5 May 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus is a new vaccine developed to reduce death in rabbits, as well as clinical signs of myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). Myxomatosis is caused by the myxoma virus and is spread between rabbits in close contact with one another, as well as by biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes. The virus causes swelling a...

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    Introducing Aservo Equihaler

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 27 February 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    The newly approved Aservo inhaler is corticosteroid-based and designed for horses with asthma. Containing the active ingredient, ciclesonide, it is activated directly in the lung, which helps to reduce lower airway inflammation. The handle is designed for easy-holding and application, and there is a nostril adaptor which allows for easy inhalation...

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    A vet guide to worming

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 10 June 2020) - by in Pet Care

    If you have a pet you will probably have had an experience with worms first-hand, finding them in faeces or even vomit! They vary in size from 1mm long nematode worms to 2m long tapeworms. In fact, there are nearly 300,000 species of parasitic worm in the world. They can cause anything from mild weight loss in your cat, to colic in your horse. Thei...

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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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    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!

    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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