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Breathless Pets: Watch Out for the Signs!

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Breathlessness is a common symptom in humans. The cause can vary from simple lack of fitness, to much more serious conditions such as heart disease. But what about in animals? There are similarities between diseases of humans and those of animals. However, there is one big difference – most disease conditions are more advanced by […]

“What if my dog swallowed a foreign body?”

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‘I think that my dog has swallowed a U.F.O.’, the man told me, in obvious distress. There are many abbreviations in the veterinary world, but U.F.O. is not associated with any disease condition. As far as I was aware, U.F.O’s were Unidentified Flying Objects, commonly known as space ships or flying saucers. The man with […]

Taking a New Puppy to the Vet

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The Byrne family arrived at the clinic with their first puppy. It was a pleasure to see the delight in the children’s faces as they carried in their new friend; they had been looking forward to this day. Tiggy was a seven week old Cavalier King Charles puppy, who appeared to be a little overawed […]

What to do if Your Pet is Poisoned

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Poisoning is often seen in pets. Animals, and dogs in particular, eat anything which looks appealing. Animals do not pause and think: ‘Could this be poisonous?’ Poisoning can be accidental or deliberate. The latter is rare, but when an animal is deliberately poisoned, it is especially distressing. Usually, the poison is hidden in an attractive […]

The Benefits of Taking Your Dog Swimming

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When people talk about exercising their dog, the go-to activity is usually walking (or running in the case of the animal). Swimming is another great way of keeping fit for animals, but it has not yet caught on as a popular pet pastime – you don’t hear people saying ‘ I’m just off to swim […]

What to do if there is a tick on your Dog

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Ticks are tiny blood sucking parasites, close relatives of spiders. They have complicated lifecycles, and are not very active for most of the year. However, in the Spring, Summer and Autumn, there are sudden ‘rises’ in their numbers and activity. Thousands of tick larvae, which are nearly invisible, climb up on grass stems and other […]