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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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Now that the weather is finally warming up for Summer, we need to be careful that our furry friends don’t over-exert themselves in the heat. Dehydration and unexpected warm weather can spell disaster for your companions; it’s not uncommon for pets to visit us with heatstroke. Heatstroke is very common in dogs, particularly in the brachycephalic (‘squashed face’) breeds as they have more difficulty in oxygenating themselves properly when they exercise, however, all dogs are at risk. Unlike humans, dogs do not sweat from their skin and instead rely on panting to reduce their body temperature. On hot days, if panting...

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