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Getting pets accustomed to ‘cat’herine wheels!

Getting pets accustomed to ‘cat’herine wheels!

It is estimated that approximately 45 per cent of dogs become stressed and fearful while fireworks are going off, yet many owners are unawareof how to help their dogs with firework fears and the precautions that can be taken to help them cope with their fear of loud noises. Dogs Dogs should have a safe haven or den to retreat to in the home; an area that they feel secure in. The den can be a... read more »

Wildlife - to treat or not to treat ...

Wildlife - to treat or not to treat ...

As vets, we are regularly presented with wildlife casualties which we have an obligation to treat, if only for the prevention of unnecessary suffering, which can mean immediate euthanasia. Very quickly, we not only have to determine what has actually happened to that animal, but we also then have to assess how likely it will be that it can be successfully released back to the wild such that it has a good chance... read more »

Getting cats and dogs to live together

Getting cats and dogs to live together

Many of our clients have multi-pet households, for all sorts of reasons, and many of those involve keeping dogs and cats together. So many times though, we hear that the dogs and cats don’t get on together, but many of us also find that they can become the best if buddies if they are introduced correctly at the start. Even dogs that naturally chase cats out of the garden or other small furries, such... read more »

Why is my dog shaking or trembling?

Why is my dog shaking or trembling?

We frequently receive calls from worried owners about why their dogs are shaking or trembling. There is a very long list of possible causes but generally, persistent noticeable shaking or trembling is a sign that something is not right, so you need to find out what the matter is as soon as possible. Few dogs feel the cold in the quite the same way as humans. They have permanent fur... read more »

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