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Keyhole Spay Vs Traditional

Although the traditional ‘open’ method is still more widely used, some people prefer the advantages of a less intrusive surgery for their pet such as quicker recovery time, less bruising, and tissue manipulation resulting in a more comfortable recovery. Spaying or neutering is a commonly performed surgery that involves the removal of the ovaries to…
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Kitten Socialisation

Preparing kittens for human life is crucial for their welfare. Adequate socialization reduces stress and behavior problems in adult cats, ensuring they can adapt to normal domestic settings. When To Socialise Your Kitten? The socialisation period, from two weeks to seven weeks old, is crucial for a kitten’s brain and sensory system development. Positive experiences…
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Puppy Socialisation

Socialisation is crucial for puppies to develop into happy, friendly, and confident adults, by providing positive experiences and understanding of future situations. Between 4 and 12 weeks, puppies undergo a socialisation period, learning about the world and developing resilience. This period teaches them how to adapt, cope, and enjoy everyday events, leading to increased happiness…
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Retained Testicles In Pets

Cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) in dogs and cats happens when one or both testicles are retained in the abdomen and fail to descend into the scrotum (ball sack). When a male puppy or kitten is born their testicles are inside his body, over a period of approximately two weeks they begin dropping into the scrotum through…
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Cat Vaccine Shortage

The Europe-wide supply issue with cat vaccines has led to limited availability, requiring vaccines to be reserved for vulnerable patients. The shortage is believed to be due to a combination of the dramatic and unforeseen rise in pet ownership and the knock-on effect of lockdown. In addition, Pfizer is the manufacturer of both the cat…
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American XL Bully Update

The government on Tuesday confirmed the breed has been added to the list of dogs forbidden under the Dangerous Dogs Act following a string of “concerning” attacks in the UK in less than a year. The official statement from the Government: New laws banning XL Bully type dogs have been laid in Parliament today, as the Government…
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Pets and Fireworks

Fireworks can be frightening for pets, each species displays fear and needs comfort in its own way. Here is some useful advice on how to help your pets during the fireworks season. The bright flashes and loud bangs of fireworks can be exciting for people, but very frightening for our dogs and cats. Because when…
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What Is Endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure where a specialised camera is used to view areas within your pet’s body. Think “Camera Diagnostics” An endoscope is basically a flexible tube that uses a video camera to transmit images to a larger screen for magnification. An illuminating light allows your vet to view areas such as…
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Itchy Cats!

Most cats scratch every now and again, but excessive scratching indicates something is wrong. Itchy skin (Feline Pruritus) is a symptom of many different conditions. Where fleas are not the answer, often a much more detailed and meticulous approach is needed to find the diagnosis. Being the largest organ in the body, a cat’s skin…
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Itchy Dogs!

All that scratching, biting, and licking can become a bit irritating, to say the least! Now imagine how your poor dog feels! No one is happy when it comes to skin diseases in dogs, and there are quite a few of them that could be affecting your pooch! Here is what you need to know…
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National Pet Wellness Month

The goal of this month is to promote the health and happiness of pets throughout the year. Pets are a very important part of our family, we need to educate ourselves on how to keep them happy and healthy. It’s never too late to start providing a healthy lifestyle for your pet. In the mid-1900s,…
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