Animal care

First blood

First blood

If your horse experiences a nose bleed, it may be a sign there’s something amiss. Epistaxis is a fancy term meaning ‘nosebleed’.  Bleeding may occur…
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Happy Tails

Happy Tails

Is it okay to put hair accessories on my dog?  Yes, if they don’t cause distress, discomfort or harm. If you’re thinking of bobbles in…
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Dental dangers

Dental dangers

Dental disease is the most common infectious disease in our pets. Over 80% of cats and dogs over the age of three require dental treatment…
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A little hoarse?

A little hoarse?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or equine asthma, is the most common cause of the chronic cough and respiratory disease affecting 5-7% of horses in…
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Portly pets

Portly pets

Obesity among our pets is increasing… and it seems to be a never-ending battle Many owners seem reluctant to address the issue of overweight pets.…
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Skin deep

Skin deep

An animal’s skin is a complex and versatile organ – but it can suffer from a range of conditions that can affect your pet’s general…
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Bon voyage!

Bon voyage!

It’s that time of year when we’re all looking forward to a much-needed break. For many pets, that involves a kennel or cattery stay. Check…
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Lumps and bumps

Lumps and bumps

Found a lump on your pet? It’s always worth checking it out says Becky Robinson of Severn Edge Veterinary Group – but don’t assume the…
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Healthy legs

Healthy legs

Specialist equine vet Kate Maxwell shares some tips to keep our equine friends’ pegs in tip top condition. The lower limbs of a horse consist…
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Stick injuries

Stick injuries

Sarah Probert looks at the damage sticks can cause to our four-legged friends. On colder days or when time is short, it’s often tempting to…
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Doggy Resolutions

Doggy Resolutions

Whether or not you ‘do’ New Year’s resolutions, now is the perfect time to pledge commitment for a new dental hygiene regime for your canine…
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