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Having your dog spayed or neutered

There are several benefits to having your dog spayed or neutered. Here’s what you need to know about getting your dog spayed or neutered, and at what age this should ideally be done. The benefits of having your dog spayed or neutered There are various health-related benefits associated with having your dog spayed or neutered, […]

Diabetes and how to care for a pet with the disease

Diabetes mellitus is a disease that results from either a lack of insulin in the body or a resistance to insulin. This means that insulin cannot do its job of regulating the levels of glucose in your pet’s body. This can cause a range of problems and it’s important to be able to recognise the […]

Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is more formally known by vets as Infectious Tracheo-Bronchitis. It’s actually several different viruses and bacteria that gang up together to cause respiratory disease (nose, throat and chest). The main culprit is a bacteria called Bordetella. Bordetella is very infectious and can spread from dog to dog rapidly. It can be picked up […]

Alabama Rot: The rare but lethal condition in dogs

Alabama Rot is a condition affecting dogs which has been seen for many years in the USA, with a few reported cases in the UK since 2012. The condition causes skin lesions and, in some dogs, kidney failure. Currently the cause of the condition is unknown. Alabama Rot, named after the location it was first […]

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