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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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Practice Standards Scheme – PSS vets

12 January 2024
RCVS Practice Standards Scheme The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS – our governing body) Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK.  Through setting standards and carrying out regular assessments, the PSS aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.  The RCVS says it ‘offers peace of mind to clients
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Vet health plans

5 January 2024
Not all vet health plans are the same, so it is important to understand the value you get for your money. We have over 1,700 members in our vet health plan which is called the ‘Well Pet Club’. We regularly ask our clients why they are members of our vet health plan because we want to focus our time on
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New under care regulations for vets

1 December 2023
New ‘under care’ regulations for vets We are writing to our clients because of changes made to prescribing rules by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the regulatory body for Veterinary surgeons in the UK. The RCVS has recently altered the ‘under care’ regulations for vets prescribing parasite treatment (i.e. treatment for worms, fleas and ticks) for patients. They