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Old cats will be less active but owners should watch out for subtle changes which can help identify any underlying signs of illness. PHOTO: Alexas Fotos

Some common issues in old cats…

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Cats are independent and this makes them very good at hiding signs of ill health. Old cats will be less active and old age...
Tortoises have a long lifespan, so you will need to consider who will look after it when you are no longer able to. PHOTO: Pixabay/ u_ohk82lu4

Should I get a reptile as a pet?

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Reptiles are beautiful and varied animals and fascinating to observe and learn about. As pets in the UK they are entirely dependent on us...
Ticks feed on the blood of dogs and other mammals and can spread diseases.

Ticks need to be taken seriously

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Ticks are a type of parasite which feed on blood from mammals. They can spread diseases and are, therefore, best avoided or removed quickly...
Photo by Pauline Loroy on Unsplash

How can I tell if my dog is in pain?

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Chronic (ongoing rather than sudden) pain in dogs is common, but can be missed because we tend to assume that a quiet dog isn’t...
Should you breed pets? The New Blackmore Vale Magazine

Should you breed a pet?

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The idea of breeding from our pets can be very appealing. Puppies and kittens are lovely, and producing a new generation from our beloved...
Dog on beach, Photo by Ooscar Sutton - Unsplash

Adopting a pet from abroad – responsibly

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It is becoming more common to adopt a rescue dog from overseas, but there are important factors to consider when doing so. Here in the...
Brain function in your pet’s old age, Lynn Broom

Brain function in your pet’s old age

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Just like us our pets can develop reduced brain function and dementia symptoms as they get older. Understanding the causes and knowing how to...
Caring Canines, Dorset

Caring Canines in appeal for four-legged friends

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A furry good reason to paws for a visit from a very special friend Ask anyone who’s had a visit from Caring Canines and they’ll...
Pet Dental Disease

Dental Disease with Lynn Broom

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Dental disease is a common finding in pet dogs and cats. Often there are breed predispositions to poor dental health and it is worth...
Understanding Gastroenteritis with Lynn Broom

Understanding Gastroenteritis with Lynn Broom

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One of the commonest problems we see in veterinary practice is dogs with vomiting and/or diarrhoea known as gastroenteritis. Understanding the causes and management...

Latest Pets Stories

Some common issues in old cats…

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Cats are independent and this makes them very good at hiding signs of ill health. Old cats will be less active and old age...

Should I get a reptile as a pet?

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Reptiles are beautiful and varied animals and fascinating to observe and learn about. As pets in the UK they are entirely dependent on us...

Ticks need to be taken seriously

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Ticks are a type of parasite which feed on blood from mammals. They can spread diseases and are, therefore, best avoided or removed quickly...