Category Archives: health

Videos: Tips for Managing Stress in Your Dog

We all experience stress and anxiety at certain stages of our life, but not everyone appreciates that our four-legged family members are just as vulnerable to the effects of it as we are. Our dogs can’t express themselves by taking … Continue reading

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World-First Heart Surgery Saves Puppy’s Life

Surgeons from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have successfully carried out the surgical repair of a complex combination of heart defects in a dog.  The abnormalities required tricuspid valve repair surgery along with the repair for the common atrium. It … Continue reading

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The Soaring Cost of Veterinary Treatment

New research reveals the average cost of veterinary treatment for dogs and cats has risen by four per cent over the past year, with the average claim rising by £29, from £728 to £757. The overall cost of medical treatment … Continue reading

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Don’t Give a Dog a Bone!

PDSA issues BBQ warning after puppy undergoes emergency op after swallowing chicken bone… With temperatures set to soar this weekend, vet charity PDSA is bracing itself for an influx of emergencies – after saving a Staffie puppy who wolfed down … Continue reading

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How to Have a Happy Cat (or Dog!)

Pets bring us an unparalleled amount of love and affection, and ask for so little in return, but when our pets are miserable it can really take its toll on our emotional health and wellbeing. Whilst dogs are relatively easy … Continue reading

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Safe Washing Methods For A Clean and Content Horse

Owning a horse comes with an abundance of pleasure and joy; you have a best friend who soothes you and gives you the excitement of riding. You don’t like discussing the downfalls of having a horse, but it is important … Continue reading

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Beloved Terrier Praised for Supporting Son in Throes of Addiction

A Shropshire family has highlighted the invaluable support rescue dogs can give to people who are battling addictions. Tottie was born in 2003 and was the last of an abandoned litter of puppies to be homed by the Dogs Trust … Continue reading

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How to Dose and Administer Capsules and Tablets to Your Cat or Dog

By Korina Stephens RVN, nutravet (UK) Ltd Getting your cat or dog to take a capsule or tablet can be a challenge. Many pet owners struggle with this, as pets can be very susceptible to anything out of the ordinary in their food. Pets … Continue reading

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RSPCA Urges Public Not to Buy Dogs with Cropped Ears 

Animal welfare charity has seen 157% increase in reports of dogs with cropped ears over last two years The RSPCA is urging the public never to buy a dog with cropped ears as the charity has seen a surge in … Continue reading

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‘Mr Loophole’ Applies For Dual Nationality for His Pooch

When it comes to the ongoing intricacies of current EU negotiations, celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman is conducting his own “Grrrrexit” talks – with French veterinary officials. For come the hour when freedom of movement between the UK and the remaining … Continue reading

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