Looking for a Great Dog Park?

Autumn has officially arrived! And now that the weather is cooling down a little (hopefully), we may all be able to emerge from the air-conditioning before dark and get a little exercise. What better way to do that than stretching your legs with your dog pal? Here are a few super spots that are dog…

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Who Ate My Chocolate Bunny??

Yes, it’s that time of the year again where little people all over the world get excited about the return of the Easter Bunny! Along with the anticipation of all the chocolatey goodness, there may be much discussion about how he arrives and where the special treats will be found and then where they will…

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Holy Moley! Those Anal Sacs pack a punch!

Who ever thought that being a vet was a glamorous job, missed out on the training session dealing with ANAL SACS a.k.a. Anal glands – cue appropriate ‘dah dah dah!’ music…. So what are they, why do they cause problems and how do we manage them? Read on, brave pet owner, read on… What are…

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Got a Pet that Frets?

Anxiety in Pets – probably not a topic that would have made the dinner time discussion a hundred years ago… And not something that did not happen, but rather just not noticed in theĀ ‘rat- catcher’ or ‘guard dog’ living outside. Since our living quarters have become closer and pets have become part of the family,…

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Leaky Bladder Problems

There’s nothing quite like having an adult pet that you know is house-trained but is suddenly leaving urine dribbles all over the house. Is she doing it on purpose? Does she just not want to go outside in the morning because “she doesn’t want to get her feet wet”? Or is there something else going…

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Pearly Whites or Manky Mouth?

Dental health is a major health issue in pets, and one that some owners don’t realise until their pet has some pretty smelly breath. Why is it an issue? Firstly, examining a pet’s mouth is not always easy, especially if a pet has very long lips, is head shy or full of slobber – no-one…

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What is a hot spot?

In summer time, these nasty patches of inflammation and infection on the skin can develop almost overnight. And why do they occur several times a year in some dogs and never in others? Hot spots are also known as moist dermatitis. They are areas of bacterial infection which develop opportunistically after the surface of the…

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What’s Growing in Rosie’s Ears?

Little Rose has had itchy ears on and off the last couple of days. Occasionally she’s had ear troubles in the past, but nothing too substantial. A quick squizz by her human parents didn’t reveal any manky discharges, but she still carried on scratching… I went over to check little Rosie out and found despite…

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Chrissy ‘Pudding’ for Pooches!

We all like including our little or big pals on a Christmas day treat – however most of the things we like to eat, like Christmas pudding with raisins and alcohol, chocolate and pork crackling are definitely not good for our little buddies! Whilst cats aren’t big fans of sweet food i.e. they’d rather have…

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What do you give your Fur Pal for a Christmas Treat?

You’ve probably heard plenty of talk about “don’t feed pets fatty foods”, “don’t feed chocolate”, “don’t feed onion”, “don’t feed avo”, “don’t feed raisins….” but perhaps not quite so much about what you can give your pet as a special treat for Christmas day! And it always helps to have them busy with their own…

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