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Why do I need a prescription? Certain medications such as antibiotics, painkillers, heart and kidney medicines are licensed in the UK as Prescription Only Medicine - Veterinary (POM-V). As with some human medicines you will need a prescription from your vet to purchase veterinary medicines licensed as POM-V. Medicines are classed as POM-V to ensure they are used with close monitoring of your vet and that the correct and tailored dose is given to your pet. Prescription medicines are closely regulated to ensure correct storage, supply etc. How do I get hold of a prescription? From the vet who treats...

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As the lockdown starts to ease and we gradually return to normal, we'd thought to give you an update on things to expect with regards to your pet’s health and vet services. Resumption of vet services Following recent updates from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), vets are now able to resume some of their routine services such as: Vaccinations Neutering Dental procedures If your pet’s vaccines have been delayed because of Coronavirus, now’s the time to book an appointment with your vet and get them back on track. Safety first at practices With the onset of the “new...

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Over the last three months, pets have been enjoying the constant companionship during the day and getting that extra attention. Especially our canine friends, who are pack animals, might be overjoyed at the amount of time we’re spending with them. While many of us have welcomed new members in the family during the lockdown, these puppies grew up being used to having us around 24/7. Cats may seem that they have easy and relaxed lives, but the truth is, they are very sensitive to change and possibly they have been stressed since the beginning of this crisis. The easing of...

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As lockdown begins to ease and our lives begin to return to normal, we thought we’d share some tips to help keep you and your pets safe during this period of transition. Pet Stress We have all had our normal lives and routines disrupted and the COVID-19 pandemic has not left our pets unaffected. Our wonderful companions have been enjoying the additional fuss and attention of us being with them all the time, but as lockdown begins to ease they may struggle to adjust to their new life with a lot less you! One of the best ways to help your four-legged...

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