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One of the most common conditions that vets face in the clinic is older dogs with arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive condition that occurs over time and causes joints to be sore and stiff as a result of degeneration of cartilage. Typically, OA is diagnosed by your vet taking x-rays of the afflicted area and your pet will also undergo a physical examination.  Arthritis is well known to be a painful condition in people, and the same is true for our canine companions. The good news is there are many different treatment options to help fight this debilitating condition. ...

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This year continues to bring uncertainty and worry to us all, and with a second national lockdown in place those of us with pets have the additional confusion about what vet services will be available over the next month. We have taken a look at the guidance from the British Veterinary Association and the restrictions on how vets can approach treatment are more flexible than last time, therefore vets should be able to provide more services for your precious pets. Here’s an update on what we think vet services will still be available. Vaccinations Over the past few months, veterinary...

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Autumn is a season of great change, but did you know that many of the lovely things we associate with Autumn are harmful and sometimes stressful to our pets? Our top tips offers some advice on how to help your pets stay calm through fireworks season and the hazards to watch out for over the coming months. Autumn toxic hazards Many of the lovely things we associate with Autumn are harmful to our pets. The following items are highly toxic to cats and dogs: Acorns / Conkers Both acorns and conkers contain substances such as aesculin/tannic acid which can be...

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During the coronavirus crisis, there has been a massive increase in puppies being adopted, which has resulted in a puppy shortage across the UK. Welcoming a gorgeous new puppy into your family is certainly very exciting and a source of great comfort during the lockdown, but it is also a great responsibility. We have prepared the following guide to help you with everything from choosing the best puppy for you to ensuring you know everything they need to care for them. Read on to find out everything you need to know to keep your puppy healthy and happy! Preparing to get a...

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