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Coronavirus Small Animal Advice

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Remember that if you are isolated or self-isolating this may be for a minimum of 14 days. Therefore, it is a good idea to ensure you have enough supplies for your small animal family. Where possible, weigh out what food you have remaining to see how much supply you currently have. Always ensure you have a minimum of 2 weeks’ …

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Coronavirus Cat Advice

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Food Coronavirus is not considered a food safety issue by the Food Standards Agency or the EFSA (European Food Standards Authority). Remember that if you are isolated or self-isolating this may be for a minimum of 14 days. Therefore, it is a good idea to ensure you have enough food supplies for your treasured, furry friends. Where possible, weigh out …

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Coronavirus Dog Advice

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Food Coronavirus is not considered a food safety issue by the Food Standards Agency or the EFSA (European Food Standards Authority). Remember that if you are isolated or self-isolating this may be for a minimum of 14 days. Therefore, it is a good idea to ensure you have enough food supplies for your treasured, furry friends. Where possible, weigh out …

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Veterinary Advice During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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These are unprecedented times and, outside wartime, none of us has any experience of any kind of social restrictions so it is perfectly understandable that people might have concerns about what might happen if their pet is injured or unwell as this crisis unfolds over the next few months. The other perspective that we must keep in mind is that …

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Why Vaccinate?

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Why Vaccinate? The most recent PDSA PAW Report found alarming drops in the number of cats and dogs having primary and ‘booster’ vaccinations. Whether to vaccinate, what for, and how often are popular and sometimes explosive topics on pet social media groups and replies are often conflicting. What is a pet owner to do? How Vaccines Work Vaccines contain dead …

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Courage

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The world is full of strange and weird things and it is amazing that some dogs seem to cope with everything they encounter whereas other dogs appear to fear their entire environment. So how can we help dogs to become bolder and more confident? If a dog is constantly anxious and fearful then professional help should be sought from either …

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Why Do Dogs Dig?

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Most dog owners have come to know, and sometimes dread, the tell-tale sounds of digging (whether it’s inside the house or out) and most of us have pretty firm views on our dogs digging for Australia through the hall carpet! Over the years, many of us have had the joy of living with a number of dogs, and while all …

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Stop Thief!

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It starts out as a bit of a giggle … your new puppy grabs your slipper (slippers are great to grab because they are soft and squishy just like puppy toys, but they have the bonus of smelling like feet) and when you go to grab the slipper, he runs away. You chase him, he darts and runs, all good …

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Getting back to fitness with my dog

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The Christmas tree has been taken down, along with the lights and cards, and even the last bit of Christmas cake has been finished or, as in my case, thrown away to prevent me from eating it! January has arrived together with the realisation that these trousers weren’t this tight just a week or so ago and, in a ritual …

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Socialisation In Dogs

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Dogs are social animals and in general enjoy the company of other dogs, but this doesn’t mean that all dogs will get along with each other straight away; great care should be taken when introducing a new dog to the resident dog in the household. Whilst owning more than one dog can bring lots of fun and enjoyment, not only …