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What do you know about veterinary nursing?

2018-05-18T11:30:16+00:00

The notion that a veterinary nurse is ‘just a vet’s assistant’ is an old one.  Read on to learn more about the role of a veterinary nurse (VN), we think you might be surprised! Veterinary nursing, as a profession, has perhaps seen some of the largest changes in recent decades when compared to many other [...]

What do you know about veterinary nursing? 2018-05-18T11:30:16+00:00

What is atopy?

2018-04-10T15:43:38+00:00

Its full name is Atopic Dermatitis. For the purposes of this discussion we will focus on this disease in dogs, known as Canine Atopic Dermatitis. Atopy is a lifelong condition, and there is no cure. It can be distressing to pets and owners, frustrating to treat, and expensive. But good management and understanding can reduce [...]

What is atopy? 2018-04-10T15:43:38+00:00

Weight loss – does your pet need to lose a few pounds?

2018-03-13T10:14:33+00:00

It’s the time of year where a lot of us are probably eyeing the bathroom scales and deciding on diets for the year ahead… But it might not just be the human members of the family who need to lose a few pounds! Did you know that 49% of dogs and 44% of cats in [...]

Weight loss – does your pet need to lose a few pounds? 2018-03-13T10:14:33+00:00

How do I keep my pet’s smile?

2017-12-07T17:44:21+00:00

Dental disease is one of the most common health problem in pets, reportedly affecting over 80% of adult dogs and, according to some studies, 70% of adult cats. Yet it is also one of the most underdiagnosed, with many owners not knowing why it’s a problem, or what to do about it! In this blog, [...]

How do I keep my pet’s smile? 2017-12-07T17:44:21+00:00

Sweet Poison: Antifreeze Alert for Cat Owners

2017-10-25T11:06:22+00:00

As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, we’re all being bombarded with (very good!) advice from the motoring organisations, reminding us to top up the antifreeze in our cars. This is important, and we’re not advising against it - but you must be really, really careful with the stuff, because antifreeze is [...]

Sweet Poison: Antifreeze Alert for Cat Owners 2017-10-25T11:06:22+00:00

Do different breeds of dog have different personalities?

2017-09-19T09:10:18+00:00

All dogs are unique. Every dog is a sentient individual who may be very atypical for the breed, or may be a textbook example. So yes, dogs DO have different personalities which you can’t predict until you spend time becoming their friend. That said, the breed DOES influence that personality. Dogs are such a diverse [...]

Do different breeds of dog have different personalities? 2017-09-19T09:10:18+00:00

Keeping your rabbit safe over summer

2017-07-26T09:26:25+00:00

In the summer months, there are three major risks to our bunnies - flystrike, heat stroke, and myxomatosis. It’s essential to know how to protect our pets from these killers, especially in the high-risk months ahead. Flystrike Also known as “myiasis”, this is a really nasty condition, usually resulting from rabbits having a mucky back [...]

Keeping your rabbit safe over summer 2017-07-26T09:26:25+00:00

Fleas, Worms, and Ticks – Defeating these nasty parasites!

2017-06-26T16:12:52+00:00

Our pets are constantly under attack by a wide range of nasty little critters. In this blog, we’ll take a brief spin through the most important parasites, and then look at how to kill them! Fleas are probably the parasite that most often causes problems. There are several different species, but the Cat Flea Ctenocephalides [...]

Fleas, Worms, and Ticks – Defeating these nasty parasites! 2017-06-26T16:12:52+00:00

Can a Vet Nurse diagnose my pet?

2017-07-31T13:15:25+00:00

This is an interesting question that gets right to the heart of the distinction between a vet nurse and a vet (or, as they’re legally termed, veterinary surgeon). The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 All medical or surgical treatment of animals in the UK is governed by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. This clearly states that [...]

Can a Vet Nurse diagnose my pet? 2017-07-31T13:15:25+00:00