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Our amazing team has been working tirelessly to make sure Coronavirus precautions have been put in place, allowing customers to bring their pets to us for the treatment they require.

Latest news from around our surgeries.

Cats and communication

If only our pets could talk life would be a little easier!  But as it is unlikely they will ever master the art of human language, we need to look at other ways to understand what our cats are trying to tell us. 

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Getting your first kitten or cat

When making the decision to bring a new cat or kitten into your home, there are many things to consider to ensure that it’s the right decision not only for you and your family, but also for the new pet.

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Neurological problems in flat-faced dogs

We all know dogs love a good walk, to run, jump and chase. All of these movements depend on a healthy nervous system from the brain, through the spinal cord and out to the nerves around the body. So, why does this become a concern when owning a flat-faced dog?

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Breeding and birth

We’d like to provide some insight into the breeding of these dogs and highlight some of the lesser-known complications they face when giving birth.

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Common health issues in flat-faced dogs

Just as overcrowding of teeth in humans presents dental and gum issues, so does the overcrowding of a dog’s mouth. As the brachycephalic breeds have a shortened skull, it follows that they have a shortened jaw, yet the number and size of their teeth remain the same as those of their species with longer snouts.

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Knowing the health risks to flat-faced dogs

Here at The Pet Vet we are going to be looking at some of the complexities of owning a ‘flat-faced’ (brachycephalic) dog. There are several breeds that fall into this description including French bulldogs, English bulldogs, Boston terriers, pugs, Cavalier King Charles spaniels, shih tzus and boxers. 

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Foods to avoid to keep our pets safe

Throughout the year, we all enjoy seasonal foods and it’s tempting to perhaps offer a little titbit to our furry companion. But beware the seasonal (and non-seasonal) goodies that can cause no end of harm to our beloved pets.

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Seasonal dangers and knowing how to avoid them

To keep our pets enjoying a healthy, happy, active summer, there are a few things to look out for which may help to avoid unnecessary harm from nature’s more toxic by-products. 

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The hazards of heat

As we approach the warmer weeks of summer, it is essential for us to recognise the dangers of heat for our pets.

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Safe garden space – pet-friendly gardens

As we approach the warmer months of summer, we look at some of the hazards we can find in our own gardens and how to avoid them.

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Dental care for your young pet

Welcoming a new pet into the family is always an exciting time, especially when they are young ones leaving mum for the first time.

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Why caring for our pet’s oral health is essential

There are many reasons why we should ensure a good oral hygiene routine for our pets, ranging from unpleasant breath through to serious long-term health conditions.

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