Health & Wellbeing

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My dog has eaten rat poison – what should I do?

17 May 2024
If you suspect your dog has eaten rat poison, it is important to remain calm. Rat poison can be fatal for dogs, cats and all small animals, so it is extremely important to see a veterinary surgeon. Below is information on why rat poison is dangerous to your dog, and what to do in the event of them ingesting it.
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World spay day

8 February 2024
World Spay Day is an annual awareness day that is dedicated to promoting the spaying and neutering of pets as a humane and effective way to reduce pet overpopulation. This global event raises awareness about the importance of responsible pet ownership and encourages pet owners to take action. In this article, we’ll explore why it is important to neuter your
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Periodontal disease in pets

1 February 2024
Periodontal disease in pets occurs when the tissues that surround teeth become infected and inflamed. Bacterial plaque build-up on the teeth causes inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) if not removed. Over time, infection and inflammation spread deeper into the tooth sockets, destroying the bone around the tooth roots – meaning teeth may need to be extracted (if they haven’t already
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Dental care for pets

30 November 2023
Dental care for pets is of high importance to their every day care. You brush your teeth every day, that comes natural to you. But when it comes to brushing our pets teeth it seems that a high majority of us forget to do so. It is actually believed that 38% of dog owners do not brush their dogs teeth
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Brachycephalic cats

21 September 2023
Brachycephalic is a term you may have heard of before. Dogs with flat faces such as pugs and French bulldogs are examples of brachycephalic breeds, and the health issues associated with these breeds are widely known. However, did you know that there are examples of brachycephalic cats, and that these breeds are on the rise? Breeds such as Persian cats
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Halloween veterinary safety tips

23 August 2023
Halloween is coming to Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham! It is a fun-filled time of year for children and adults alike. Homes will be decorated in the spookiest ways possible with sweets galore! As fun as Halloween is, it poses a number of health and welfare risks to our pets, from eating foods that can be toxic such as chocolate and
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Keeping small animals safe during halloween

23 August 2023
Halloween in Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham is a lot of fun for people of all ages, but our small animals don’t always share in the spooky enjoyment. Trick-o-treaters in scary costumes, knocks on the door, screams of excitement and of course changes in the home environment can all lead to stress for our little friends. Here are a few things
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Keeping your cat safe this Halloween

23 August 2023
Halloween in Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham is a lot of fun for people of all ages, but our cats don’t always share in the spooky enjoyment. Trick-o-treaters in scary costumes, knocks on the door, screams of excitement and of course changes in the home environment can all lead to stress for our feline friends. Here are a few things to
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Dull, Cloudy or Colour Change eyes

14 August 2023
Most often cloudiness is noticed in the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye) or the lens- vision may be affected to varying degrees depending on the underlying cause. Conditions most likely to cause cloudy or opaque eyes: Cataracts Uveitis- inflammation inside the eye Pannus- autoimmune inflammation in the cornea, German Shepherds are predisposed Injury or damage
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Runny or Sticky Eye

14 August 2023
5 most common types of eye discharge: A little ‘gunk’ or crustiness – generally made out of dried tears, oil, mucus, dead cells, dust etc. Typically, clear or a slightly reddish-brown colour that accumulates at the inside corners of the eyes. Most evident in the morning and is perfectly normal, with the amount produced each day being relatively constant. It
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