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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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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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3 Pet Parasites That Are Still Active In Cold Weather

We all love our furry friends and do everything we can to ensure that their lives are fulfilling, active, happy and healthy. This includes keeping an eye on pesky parasites that can make a home for themselves in your beloved … Continue reading

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Vet Warns That Cat Population Is Suffering Dental Pain In Silence

Around 85% of cats aged over three suffer from some degree of dental disease, and regular brushing of the pet’s teeth can help, says a leading London-based feline vet. Dr. Jeremy Campbell, Clinical Director at The London Cat Clinic, one of … Continue reading

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How Animals Can Help Combat Mental Illness

Patients at the Priory’s Hospital in Bristol are benefiting from the company of a “therapy dog” to help with their treatment for stress, anxiety, and depression. Lara, a rescue dog from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (BDCH), is introduced into … Continue reading

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