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Why is dental health so important?

Dental health is incredibly important because most pets only have one set of adult teeth! Dental health can affect the health of the rest of the body and vital organ function which is why it is key to maintain good oral health. Dental screening and regular checking of the mouth can highlight changes in bodily health.

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Autumnal Pets

Well, autumn is well and truly with us now – the autumn storms are raging as we’re huddled around the laptop writing! However, storms aside, autumn brings its own hazards and pet health concerns – so in this blog, we’re going to talk about a few of them, and how we can help keep our pets healthy as the weather gets colder and the nights draw in.

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Reducing Firework Fear in Pets

The leaves are changing colour, the shorts have been put away, and the garden furniture has been blown over again; it’s definitely autumn! Autumn is a time of celebration, with Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night just a few weeks away, and Christmas just around the corner after that. It’s also a time where you’ll hear a lot more bangs, and see flashes in the sky at night, because it’s firework season! Firework displays are wonderful to watch, and we always feel in awe when they go off. However, back at home, your dogs, cats and other pets may not be having such fun. The sudden loud noises can cause fear, stress and related health problems, which can be hard to manage. You may not be considered the best neighbour if you try and stop the displays, so what can you do to help reduce firework fear in your pets?

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Rollo’s Kinder ‘Surprise’!

Name: Rollo

Breed: Dalmatian

Age: 2 years 5 months

Most vets worry about dogs eating chocolate as it’s toxic to them, but Rollo decided to go one better with a chocolate egg.

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The benefits of neutering – greater than the risks?

We’re seeing more and more material on the internet at the moment, suggesting that “neutering is bad for dogs’ health”. Increasingly, people are opting out of neutering their dogs – and even, to a lesser extent, cats and rabbits – on the grounds that it is “bad for them” in some way. Well, in this blog we’re going to take a look at the evidence, to explain why we still recommend neutering in most cases!