PET CARE INFO

Cones of shame: how to make them less scary

Cones of shame are an inevitable part of your pet’s life. At some point they’ll come home from a vet visit wearing one. Most pets don’t like them or are afraid of them. Some will try anything to remove them. The quicker you get your pet used to wearing one, the less stressful his/her next […]

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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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Hamsters as pets: what you need to know

Hamsters are adorable to look at and take up very little space. However, like all animals they do have particular needs to stay healthy and happy. Here’s a guide to the basics: Hamsters as pets: what you need to know If you are thinking about getting a hamster for your child, it would be best […]

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Small furries: rabbits, Guinea pigs and hamsters

Small furries are those little pets like hamsters, guinea pigs, rats and rabbits. They’re particularly popular as pets among people who don’t have the space needed for a dog or cat, and they are relatively easy to care for. Small furries have essential needs Like all pets, small furries have particular needs to live healthily […]

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Household poisons dangerous to dogs: our top 5

Household poisons can be useful for a variety of household pests and problems but they can also be deadly to pets. It is important to know what the risks are before introducing them into your home; and to know what to do if your pet accidentally ingests one. Household poisons: our top 5 1. Household […]

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Rescuing a baby bird is not always a good idea

Rescuing a baby bird that has fallen from its nest seems like an obvious thing to do but it may not be the smartest thing, and the baby’s chances of survival are minimal. What we should be doing, says veterinarian Dr Jean Russell, is leaving them where we find them. Here’s why: Rescuing a baby […]

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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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