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How to help your pet to be home alone again after Covid-19 quarantine: 5 tips

Many of our pets have enjoyed the extra time that they have had with their owners during the Covid-19 restrictions. As the lockdown is lifting, it is important to remember that your pet(s) will not un...

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Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD) is a highly contagious and usually fatal disease which affects rabbits. The disease is also known as Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) and Rabbit Calicivirus (R...

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Vaccinating your rabbits

Vaccinations are the best way to protect your rabbits from serious infectious diseases. Sadly, the diseases which these vaccinations protect against, are often not treatable. They can affect both indo...

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Which plants are poisonous for rabbits?

Rabbits are inquisitive. They like to chew things and sample different plants and vegetation. In the wild they would learn which plants were safe to eat from their elders. However in captivity they do...

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Which plants are safe to feed rabbits?

Rabbits should be fed unlimited grass or hay for the main part of their diet. Rabbits like variation in their diet so you can keep their meal times exciting by feeding small amounts of different plant...

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Feeding your rabbits

Although we keep them as pets, domestic rabbits are still very similar to their wild cousins. In the wild, rabbits spend up to 70% of their day foraging and nibbling food. They have a similar digestiv...

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Flystrike in rabbits and other small furries

Flystrike is commonly caused by blue bottle and green bottle flies. Flystrike can strike very fast! Flies are attracted to urine or faeces, either in the rabbit hutch, or on the rabbit. They are also ...

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Mastitis in dogs

Mastitis describes inflammation of the mammary tissue (breast tissue) that enables mothers to produce milk for new offspring. Mastitis is painful inflammation or infection of one or more of the mammar...

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Caring for rabbits and other rodents during the Winter

It’s always best to be prepared so we thought that this would be a good time to talk about how to look after our smaller furry pets in colder Winter months. Rabbits, guinea pigs and most small rodents...

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What is cherry eye in dogs?

Dogs have a third eyelid which is found in the inner corner of each eye. You may have seen a small, pink triangular piece of tissue flick briefly across your dog’s eye when they yawn? This is the thir...

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How to apply spot on medication to your dog or cat

Some medicines for preventing ticks, fleas and worms are applied topically to the skin. These are sometimes called "spot on" preparations. Here you will find tips and advice on how to apply them safel...

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Is chicken dangerous for my dog?

Do you feed your dog chicken? Most dogs love the taste of chicken and it is a favourite for many. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when giving your dog chicken.

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Easter activities for you and your dog

With a favourite toy and some treats, there are many fun activities to keep you and your dog entertained at Easter. Maybe you don't have the opportunity to go out right now; sometimes it is good to be...

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How to clean your dog's ears

Does your dog have problems with its ears and have you been advised to clean them? Here are some tips and advice on how to do it safely and effectively.

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Helping you and your pet in social-isolation at Easter: 3 dangerous temptations to avoid

Easter is here again, and we are all having to adapt to new challenges, in every aspect of life. The health of our pets is no exception. Current guidance, as of 31st March 2020, from the RCVS (Royal C...

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Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis in horses: What to look for and how to manage it

As the sun begins to shine, bees become busier, and flowers begin to blossom, one thing is becoming certain - Spring is upon us. Whilst most of us will welcome this change in season, embracing the lon...

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Dog breeds: choosing the right pet for you, your family and your lifestyle

There are so many dog breeds that it can feel like an overwhelming task to choose your perfect pet, whether as a puppy or at a rescue centre. You need to feel confident that you will meet your new fri...

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Blue-green algae poisoning in dogs

Blue-green algae typically grows in lakes, ponds and slow moving streams, as well as marine water bodies throughout the UK. When favourable environmental conditions are present (sunny weather, high wa...

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Mast Cell Tumours in dogs

Mast Cells Tumours (MCTs) account for around 1 in 5 skin tumours, which makes them the most common form of malignant skin tumour in dogs. Some are described as low grade, which means they act like a b...

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Ticks and small animals

Ticks are small parasites that can range in size from a pinhead, before feeding, to the size of a fingernail after feeding. Ticks feed on the blood of animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, hedgehogs, d...

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