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How to minimise multicat aggression in the home

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Cats are known as solitary survivors yet a recent survey found that 44% of cat owning households had more than one cat. Cats in general prefer not to fight. Instead they use visual and audible communication to avoid physical confrontati Read more

Keeping pets calm during the fireworks period

Monday, October 23, 2017
Increasingly popular at celebrations, fireworks can be very traumatic for our pets. Some simple changes around the house can help reducestress for both dogs and cats. Dogs should be walked before dark so they’re home before any fireworks st Read more

Beware flystrike in rabbits

Monday, June 12, 2017
Now that warmer weather is upon us, all rabbit owners need to be hypervigilant for flystrike in order to keep their rabbits safe. Flystrike is an incredibly distressing and painful condition caused by flies laying eggs on your rabbit. If left un Read more

How often should your pet see the vet?

Monday, June 05, 2017
A year in a pet’s life is the equivalent to up to 7 years in a human’s life – a lot can happen in that time! Ideally we would like to see your pet every 6 months for a health check - and this does not necessarily have to be with Read more

Beware heatstroke in pets

Monday, June 05, 2017
If you suspect that your pet is suffering from heat stroke seek veterinary advice as a matter of urgency. Cats and dogs are not great at regulating their temperature as they only have sweat glands in their paws and around their nose. This can Read more

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