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Caring for your dog on a budget

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For all of us, the need to keep both our loved ones and ourselves safe is paramount; however, these recent changes to society may not only prevent us from socialising but also limit our ability to afford all the luxuries to which we have been accustomed. Few, if any, of us saw the Covid-19 crisis coming down the line or …

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Excessive Barking

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Why do dogs bark? Vocalisations such as barking, growling, whining are all part of a dog’s normal communication system; however, some dogs bark more than others such as Beagles and Fox Terriers whereas the Basenji doesn’t bark. So, what can trigger your dog’s barking? Firstly, it is important to remember that you should not expect your dog never to bark: when …

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Vaccinations and dogs

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Start a conversation about vaccination with a group of dog lovers and you open a can of worms! Everyone wants their pets to be as safe and healthy as possible, but with so many opinions and scare stories, what should you believe? As a GP Vet, the first thing I would recommend is that EVERY dog should visit their vet …

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Coronavirus – Self Isolating

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Self-isolation will be difficult for us all, but we also need to consider the effect on our pets Dogs may become frustrated due to limited exercise or anxious because their normal daily routine has been disrupted. However, many cats relish an empty house. Cats sleep for the majority of time, so the fact that you are at home and interfering …

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Indoor Games and Enrichment for dogs

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Few of us would believe that our dogs would be perfectly happy just lying around without any physical or mental stimulation any more than we would think that our children could properly develop without play. Maybe the problem is that we can so easily plough on with our busy lives without giving it very much thought. It’s easy to see …

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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 …