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Category: caring for your dog

Worms – A Wriggly Problem

It can be alarming to discover that your dog has worms but it should not come as a surprise. All pets are affected at some stage in their life …

Worm Control

All pets will be affected by worms at some stage in their life and many will be re-infected …

Vaccination Protocols And Safety

For a long time all new puppies and kittens were given a standard vaccination, which protected them from a number of infectious diseases. Recently …

Vaccinating Your Dog

There are a number of highly infectious and potentially fatal diseases which can affect your dog. There is no treatment for many of these diseases …

Tick Removal

Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that can affect your dog, especially if it goes out in …

Senior Dog Care

A puppy is endearing to everyone but puppies grow up all too fast. By one to two years of age dogs of all breeds will be mature. Although individual …

Saying Goodbye – Options For Euthanasia

Some of our beloved pets are living longer and longer lives. This is due in large part to the amazing care we provide for them. As our time with …

Routine Health Care

We are all familiar with the phrase “A healthy pet is a happy pet” – but there is probably also something to be said for keeping …

Puppy Care

Puppies are cute and it is very tempting to acquire one almost by accident. Taking on a puppy is a big responsibility – remember it will …

Pet Insurance For Your Dog

In recent years huge advances have been made in veterinary medicine. Vets can now do things to improve the health and welfare of dogs that would …

Operations: Caring For Your Dog Before And After Surgery

Most pets will have an operation at some stage in their life, e.g. for neutering (speying or castration) or to treat a disease. Nowadays most …

Obesity

In the wild dogs generally regulate the amount of food they eat. However, there is a trend for modern dogs, like modern man, to eat better food …

Neutering Your Dog

It is a sad truth that the number of puppies born every year is far greater than the number of good homes that can be found for them. As a result, …

Microchipping Your Dog

Stray dogs and cats are a big problem in many countries. In the UK alone it is estimated that more than £250 million a year is spent by local …

Insect Stings

On a warm summer afternoon when your dog is playing in the garden they are at risk from inadvertently …

Injecting Your Dog

Administration of medicine by injection is often referred to as giving drugs by the parenteral route. The other main means of administering treatment …

Grooming Your Dog

Grooming your dog accomplishes much more than just making your pet’s coat look nice …

Giving Medicines To Your Dog

For most veterinary treatments it is important that medicines are given correctly. In the hospital, trained staff give medicines and it is important …

Fleas – An Itchy Business

Fleas are the most common parasite in dogs and every dog is likely to be infected at some stage in its life. However, with the advent of modern …

Flea Control

Fleas are the most common parasite in household pets and every dog is likely to be infected at some stage in its life. Fortunately, with the advent …

Feeding Your Puppy

The saying ‘You are what you eat’ applies to dogs as well as people, however more is not necessarily better. Puppies and young dogs …

Feeding Your Dog

Although most pet dogs are now fed entirely on tinned or packaged food, their nutritional requirements are exactly the same as their ancestors’ …

Exercise – For A Healthy, Happy Dog

All animals need exercise to be happy and healthy. Exercise improves general fitness levels and helps to prevent obesity. If your dog isn’t …

Complementary Therapies

Some forms of alternative or complementary medicine such as osteopathy and physiotherapy are widely used in veterinary medicine alongside conventional …

Anal sac disease

Anal sac problems are very common in pet dogs and something frequently seen by veterinary surgeons. In most cases, the conditions are easily treated, …

Amputee dog care

There are a number of reasons which may necessitate the removal of an animal’s leg. The two most common of these are severe trauma, for …

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