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Declawing of cats is a fairly common procedure in the USA but illegal in the UK as it has no benefit to the animal PHOTO: Josep Monter Martinez/ Pixabay

Docking, dew claw removal, and ear cropping and declawing

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By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. Removal of body parts for preventative or cosmetic reasons has long caused emotive responses between those in favour and those...
Variety is the spice of life in small animal veterinary practice PHOTO: Mirko Sajkov/Pixabay

Just another day in the life of a vet…

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By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. A day in small animal veterinary practice can be very varied. This can make each day exciting and unpredictable and...
Alcohol is more toxic to pets than to humans PHOTO: Patou Ricard/Pixabay

Keep your pets safe from harm this Christmas

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By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. It’s that time of year where we all get together and eat our own body weight in food. Our pets...
Brucella abortus is a notifiable disease in cattle and confirmed cases must be culled photo: Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke/Pixabay

Brucellosis and imported dogs

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By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. Brucella is a family of bacteria which infect the reproductive system of mammals. Different species infect different animals although many...
French Bulldogs (left) and Chihuahuas are prone to hydrocephalus which causes increased pressure within the skull PHOTO: Alexandr Ivanov/Pixabay

Complex matters of the animal brain

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By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. THE brain is a fascinating and complex organ. We know its basic function involving nerves and electrical impulses, but how...
Cats often choose to live with us but equally they can decide to move on if they feel their current home is not suitable PHOTO: Mabel Amber/Pixabay

So, did we domesticate the cat – or did they domesticate us..?

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By Lynn Broom. Longmead Veterinary Practice Cats have interacted with humans for thousands of years, potentially as far back as 12,000 years ago when humans first...
Neutering is commonly accepted practice but might not be right for all dogs Photo: Carlos Ibanez/Unsplash

Should I castrate my dog?

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by Lynn Broom. Longmead Veterinary Practice Pet dogs kept in family houses are often castrated to enable them to be more acceptable companions and to reduce...
Veterinary nurses are not trainee vets – they are a profession in their own right. PHOTO: Arvydas Lakacauskas/Pixabay

What does being a veterinary nurse involve?

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by Lynn Broom. Longmead Veterinary Practice Veterinary nurses are essential members of the veterinary team and they bring their own unique skills to enhance the running...
Going for a walk with your dog provides many health benefits and the mental health benefits of pet ownership are even more evident PHOTO: Светлана Бердник/Pixabay

The positive effect of pet ownership on human health

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by Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. Anyone who has owned a pet will know the benefits they bring to our lives. They are uncomplaining companions, provide...
Dogs that are overweight suffer extra stress on their joints. PHOTO: Barbara Danázs/Pixabay

How to feed for a healthy weight

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by Lynn Broom, Longmead Veterinary Practice Maintaining a healthy weight optimises an animal’s ability to remain healthy. We have control over our animal’s food intake and...

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Docking, dew claw removal, and ear cropping and declawing

0
By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. Removal of body parts for preventative or cosmetic reasons has long caused emotive responses between those in favour and those...

Just another day in the life of a vet…

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By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. A day in small animal veterinary practice can be very varied. This can make each day exciting and unpredictable and...

Keep your pets safe from harm this Christmas

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By Lynn Broom Longmead Veterinary Practice. It’s that time of year where we all get together and eat our own body weight in food. Our pets...