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Travelling after Brexit

To make sure your pet is able to travel from the UK to the EU after Brexit, you should contact your vet at least 4 months before travelling to get the latest advice.

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Keep your rabbits running smoothly

Keeping your rabbits in tip-top condition isn’t difficult, but it’s important to recognise problems early. If you check your rabbits carefully you will soon become familiar with their eating habits, behaviour, and general body condition.

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Palm oil on beaches

Palm oil waste from transport ships caused by cleaning out their tanks off the coast of Britain regularly washes up on beaches, particularly in winter or following stormy weather.

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How can grass seeds cause problems?

Animals with injuries caused by grass seeds is an extremely common seasonal problem. Breeds with hairy ears and hairy feet are more at risk if walked in meadows or woodlands where these grasses grow in abundance.  When examined closely, dry Foxtail grass seeds resemble tiny arrowheads.

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Flystrike: Prevention is better than cure

Flystrike happens when flies lay their eggs on your rabbit, and those eggs hatch out into maggots. Maggots from blowflies: bluebottles and green bottles, are the most dangerous.

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Rabbit Neutering

Rabbits are happiest when kept in pairs or groups, neutering allows them to do this without the worry of reproduction. It also prevents health problems sometimes life-threatening, especially in females.

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Neutering Awareness Month

April is neutering awareness month here at The Pet Vet because early spring is a good time to consider the benefits of neutering as this is the time when your pets' hormones will kick in and they will become most sexually active.

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Heart disease and cats

Heart disease is common in senior cats. There are many different types of heart disease.

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Diabetes and dogs

Diabetes is caused from poor production and functioning of insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas.

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Why is vaccinating your pet important?

The use of vaccinations or ‘jabs’ has prevented pets from getting sick and saved millions of lives over the last few decades.

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The dangers of Xylitol

Xylitol is a common sugar substitute that can be very toxic to dogs in even small amounts and it can be fatal. It is often found in sugar-free chewing gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, vitamin supplements and in a small handful of peanut butter brands. 

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Chocolate & Dogs

Easter is a time when our homes are full of chocolate and certain types are very toxic to dogs. The darker the chocolate the more dangerous it is.  

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