Cats

Anxiety in dogs: what you need to know


Anxiety in dogs is more common than we think.  Though there has been a huge upsurge in mental health awareness in humans (especially because of Covid), as vets we see many cases of anxiety and other mental health conditions in dogs that owners haven’t detected. Few appreciate that there is treatment available for anxious pets […]



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Moving house with your pets


Moving house is one of the most stressful experiences a family can go through, and even more so when pets are involved. Here’s what to do to keep stress to a minimum to ensure a smooth transition for your dogs and cats. Moving house: before leaving your old home 1 Microchip! Moving house creates the […]



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CBD as medicine for pets


CBD as medicine for pets is becoming increasingly popular. While CBD-based products are all the rage, each one claiming more benefits than the other, veterinarians are asking pet owners to tread with caution. As yet there are very limited studies around CBD use in animals (including its side effects) and no regulation as to its […]



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Covid and pets: what you need to know


Covid and your pets is in the news again, with many pet owners worried that they may ‘catch’ Covid from their dogs or cats. Our vets would like to put your minds at ease. Firstly, there have been very few cases of Covid transmission involving pets and these have all been from owners to pets, […]



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Cat carriers: how to get your cat to love hers


Cat carriers come in a variety of shapes and materials but one thing is for sure, most cats will try to avoid them. That’s probably because we tend to haul out the carrier only when the cat needs to go to the vet or to the cattery which, for your cat, is a journey they’d […]



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Dog fights: what to do to help your dog


Dog fights must be one of the most frightening things for any dog owner to encounter. Whether it occurs in a doggy park or at your own home, dog owners caught up in the anxiety of the moment seldom know the right course of action to take. Dr Susan of Ebervet Pet Clinic says sometimes […]



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Why cats love being high up


Why cats love being high up is a mystery to most cat owners but offer a cat a countertop, a shelf or a table to jump onto and you can be sure they’ll do it.  Cats love to be up high! But why? Why cats love being high up It’s instinct. Cats make use of […]



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Feline herpes virus and your cat


Feline herpes virus (FHV, FHV-1) is one of the most common causes of acute upper respiratory tract infections (Snuffles) in cats. The virus is highly contagious and is easily transmitted between cats. This occurs through direct contact with saliva, eye and nasal secretions. Inhalation of sneeze droplets and sharing of food bowls or litter trays […]



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Important questions to ask your vet


Responsible pet owners generally ensure their pets get to the vet once a year for their annual checkup but in the rush to get there, sometimes we forget those important questions we should be asking or we feel too shy. However, a good vet will welcome your questions as it shows that you are concerned […]



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