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My Pet Won’t Eat

There are countless reasons why your pet might stop eating and several important indicators to see when your pet’s appetite is “off”. For example, if he eats, how quickly he eats, if he seems interested in eating to only walk … Continue reading

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Tummy Troubles

When our pets are suffering from tummy troubles, we empathise with them and want to relieve their troubles as soon as possible (even if we’re pretty sure their symptoms are the result of some cheeky food scrap stealing). However, it … Continue reading

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What is Gastric Dilation or Bloat in Pets?

When the stomach is filled with gas, food, liquid or a combination the stomach can sometimes become abnormally enlarged or distended. Abnormal positioning of the stomach which is caused by the stomach’s rotation around its axis, ie, the twisting of … Continue reading

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Kidney Disease Is Thirsty Work

If your pet is thirstier than usual it could be a sign of kidney disease. Sometimes the increase in thirst can be subtle but if you find yourself filling up the water bowl more regularly, or notice your pet drinking … Continue reading

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Super Friendly Cats: ‘Slinkies’ and ‘Floofs’

In addition to particularly confident ‘moggies’, there are some popular cat breeds with a reputation for being highly friendly cats and almost dog-like in their behaviour. We like to divide these cats into two cat-egories – the ‘Slinkies’ and the ‘Floofs’. … Continue reading

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“It’s My Hormones!” – What Weight Changes In Pets Sometimes Means

Whilst changes in a pet’s body condition are often related to lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise, did you know that there are some cases where significant weight changes in pets can be the result of an underlying medical … Continue reading

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What Does a Vet Check In a Physical Exam

Whether your pet is seeing us for a routine check or an episode of unwellness, our vets aim to perform a thorough examination during your pet’s vet check. In combination with the information you provide to us about your pet’s … Continue reading

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Butt-Scooting – What Does It Mean?

Is your dog frequently butt-scooting on the floor? As well as being embarrassing for you (as pets seem to save this “party trick” for when guests arrive!), it can be a symptom of an underlying issue in your pet that … Continue reading

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Could my dog be incontinent?

Did you know that some female dogs can become incontinent as they age? The condition is known as urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI), and this is just a fancy medical term used to describe a weak control of the muscles … Continue reading

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Can my pet get the flu?

It’s a common question: can my pet get the flu? The answer is yes but unlike in humans, there isn’t typically a flu season for dogs and cats and infection can occur year round.

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