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Those of us lucky enough to have them, will be tucking into Easter eggs and other Easter treats over the bank holiday weekend, but these treats are very dangerous for your special companions. Chocolate One of the biggest dangers over Easter, especially for dogs, is chocolate. With your home probably stuffed with Easter eggs it is extremely important to keep them out of eating reach of your pets. Chocolate can be very dangerous for dogs and if consumed in large amounts can be life-threatening. The toxicity of chocolate depends on the dog’s weight, type of chocolate as well as the amount...

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We are all worried about the spread of the new coronavirus causing COVID-19. So for us pet lovers the news that a dog in Hong Kong has tested weakly positive for the virus is concerning to hear.

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Lungworm is a potentially lethal parasite that can spread rapidly in the area and can infect dogs and cats. Unfortunately, it is becoming quite prevalent in the country with many reported cases in the UK this year. How can Lungworm infect my dog? Dogs can become infected by Lungworm by ingesting the larvae, or immature forms of the parasite. These larvae are most spread by slugs, snails, frogs, and foxes. Once eaten, the larvae travels through the liver into the dog’s heart and blood vessels in their lungs where it can cause serious life-threatening problems if not diagnosed and treated...

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Sometimes it feels that vets are taking advantage of pet owners with their costs, which seem so expensive. For example, medicines bought from your vet can often be sourced at half that price or less online. Why is that and more importantly what can you do about it?  Special licensing for vet medicinesVets are highly restricted on what medicines they can provide due to strict rules around the drugs they can prescribe. They cannot just prescribe the cheapest human version of a medicine, they are obliged to provide a veterinary licensed medicine which can be many times more expensive than...

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