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Looking after your rabbit’s teeth

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A rabbit’s teeth are open rooted, meaning they are constantly growing. If not worn down or treated regularly, this can cause some serious problems for your rabbit. Diet can affect a rabbit’s teeth Diets high in fibre, i.e. Read more

What to do if your dog eats chocolate

Friday, April 07, 2017
With Easter just around the corner, our houses will soon be filled with chocolate eggs, sweets and treats. However, please remember that chocolate can be highly toxic to dogs and can have fatal side effects if not treated quickly. Choco Read more

Diabetes in overweight pets

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Like in humans, diabetes is a growing concern for pets due to rising obesity rates. Diabetes is caused by the pancreas not being able to produce enough insulin, or that the insulin produced is not being used correctly. Insulin allows gl Read more

Body Condition Scores

Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Use the Body Condition Score infographic to see what weight your pet is currently: Cat Dog If your pet is overweight, book in for a FREE weight check with one of our veterinary nurses. Call your usual surgery now (http://www.highcroftve Read more

How to tell if your pet is overweight

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
According to recent veterinary research, 1 in 3 dogs, 1 in 4 cats and 1 in 4 rabbits in the UK are overweight. Although weighing your pet is a good place to start, guideline weights for certain breeds cannot always be relied upon - all indivi Read more

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