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Valentine’s Day – How to Keep Our Pets Safe

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and with it a chance to spoil that special person with gifts, chocolates, flowers, champagne etc. However, spare a thought for the hidden dangers of some of these gifts if they were to end up in the wrong paws, of our pets! Our pets can be unpredictab
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My pet is drinking a lot of water

What could that be?? Unlike us humans, our pets don’t aim to drink eight glasses of water a day. They drink because they are thirsty. Fluids are lost from the body through urine, faeces, panting and sweating. The more fluids are lost, the more is needed to be replenished by drin
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Christmas & Holiday Tips

Once again we have reached the time of year when lots is happening! Christmas is almost upon us, and with it comes good food and get-togethers, followed by summer holidays. However, over these festive days, it is important not to forget about some of the challenges our furry family me
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The Coughing Pet

What is a cough A cough is a natural sudden protective reflex, where air rapidly gets expelled from the lungs, with the aim of clearing the airways of particles, irritants, fluids, mucus, and organisms. Everyone can have an occasional cough, but if your pet has a significant or prolon
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When Your Cat is in Labour

When your cat is having kittens, it is an exciting time, but can also be somewhat unnerving for us owners. In some cases, we may not even be aware our cat was having kittens until the impending birth! It is important to be prepared for the birth and know what a normal birth should be
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When Your Dog is in Labour

Birth is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful and scary for the owners. It is essential to be prepared for the delivery and have all your supplies ready. Typically pregnancy in the dog lasts for 63 days, with some slight variation. However, a dog that is pregnant for over 66
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Important Considerations When Adopting a Puppy or Dog

There are many things to consider when thinking about adopting a dog: Do you want an adult dog or a puppy? Do you want a male or female dog? Do you want a purebred, or a crossbred? And with the crossbred, do you want a known combination (such as Cavoodles or Moodles) or just a “Heinz
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Euthanasia Of Your Pet

Unfortunately, for all our pets, there will come a time when they pass away. It would be lovely if they would just fall asleep one day and peacefully pass away, but sadly, most of the time this doesn’t happen. When quality of life has deteriorated too much, we may decide it is kindest
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Ear Infections in Dogs

What is Otitis Externa? Otitis externa is an inflammation or infection of the outer ear canal. The outer ear canal is an L-shaped tube, opening out to the ear flap on the outside, and on the inside, it ends in the eardrum. Causes We see a lot of dogs with ear infections in the Sutherl
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