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Cutaneous Asthenia in Dogs
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7th December 2016
Cutaneous Asthenia is a hereditary disorder that affects a dog's skin and it causes it to sag and droop. The condition can be passed on to puppies from their parents because it is a genetic mutation. It is thought that more than just one genetic issue may be involved, but what is known for sure is that it can only be diagnosed by p....Read Full Article

Bandera's Syndrome in Dogs
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7th December 2016
Bandera's Syndrome is a hereditary disorder that affects just one breed of dog which is the Coton de Tulear. The condition is also known as Bandea's Neonatal Cerebellar Ataxia (BNAt or NCA) and when a dog inherits the disease, it affects the p....Read Full Article

The Lifetime Cost of Owning a Cat
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6th December 2016
Owning a cat is a rewarding experience.  Many of us feel that a cat turns a house into a home, and that having at least one cat is an absolute essential.  But cat ownership can be very demanding, not just in terms of time and effort, but also financially. “But cats don't cost much”, you might say.&nb....Read Full Article

Cat Cafes - Good or Bad?
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6th December 2016
The world's first cat café, Cat Flower Garden, opened in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1998.   However, the idea really took off in Japan, where the first cat cafe was opened in 2004, in Osaka.  The idea of a cafe where predominantly urban cat lovers, often unable to own a cat themselves, could go to pet cats while they ....Read Full Article

Christmas safety tips for ferret owners
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3rd December 2016
The little, lithe and lively ferret can be one of the most rewarding of pets to own, not least because they are so entertaining and full of life with personalities much bigger than their little frames! Ferrets also tend to love new things to do and play with, which means that often, Christmas is even more exciting for ferrets than it i....Read Full Article

Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia in Dogs
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3rd December 2016
Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia is a condition that seems to affect certain breeds more than others. AIHA can be a life-threatening disorder because it's a dog's own immune system that starts to destroy the red blood cells found in their blood stream. These cells carry oxygen all around the body and to a dog's vital organs in....Read Full Article

Five important things for cat owners to remember at Christmas
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2nd December 2016
Cats are very much creatures of routine, who tend to find change, upheaval and uncertainty rather distressing-this is often most apparent if you have ever had cause to move home with your cat in tow! However, even something as simple as replacing an old piece of furniture can throw your cat’s sense of normality out of kilter, and....Read Full Article

Five important things for dog owners to remember at Christmas
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2nd December 2016
As December draws ever nearer, Christmas preparations begin in earnest all across the UK and dogs often enjoy taking part in the whole whirlwind of excitement, meeting new people, good cheer, delicious food and lots going on! However, the run up to Christmas and the Christmas period itself can be very stressful for dogs, particularly t....Read Full Article

Christmas 2016 present ideas for dogs
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2nd December 2016
As Christmas is fast approaching, many dog owners are turning their thoughts to what they can get for their dogs this year and as occurs every Christmas, there are a huge range of new products and different options on offer and coming to the market just in time for the festive season! If you are flummoxed about what to buy fo....Read Full Article

Dealing with a diabetic dog that refuses food or won’t eat enough
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30th November 2016
A diagnosis of diabetes in your dog will have profound effects on how you care for them, as you will need to continually monitor them in order to keep the balance between their food intake and their insulin levels appropriate, to keep them healthy and well. For dogs that require the supplemental administration of insulin, thi....Read Full Article

Colour Dilution Alopecia in Dogs
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28th November 2016
Colour dilution alopecia or CDA seems to affect certain breeds more than others which is particularly true of dogs with blue or fawn coloured coats. With this said, breeds with blue and red coats can also be affected by the condition with Dobermans being high on the list. Studies have established a link to colour dilution alopecia in o....Read Full Article

Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia in Dogs
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28th November 2016
Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia or MRD, is a hereditary condition that can seriously affect a dog's vision and in a worst-case scenario could lead them losing their sight altogether. There are certain breeds that seem to be more predisposed to inheriting the condition than others and as such the British Veterinary Association strongly....Read Full Article

Wheat Sensitive Enteropathy in Dogs
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26th November 2016
Wheat Sensitive Enteropathy seems to affect one breed in particular namely the Irish Setter, but fortunately it is a rare disorder that parent dogs can pass on to their offspring. Often referred to a Gluten-sensitive enteropathy, the condition sees dogs....Read Full Article

Corneal Dystrophy in Dogs
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26th November 2016
Corneal Dystrophy is a condition that affects some breeds more than others. It is an inherited disorder that gets progressively worse over time and it negatively impacts a dog's eyes with both eyes being affected in much the same way. Unfortunately, corneal dystrophy is one of the eye diseases that's most commonly seen in dogs,....Read Full Article

Schnauzer Comedone Syndrome
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25th November 2016
Schnauzer Comedone Syndrome is often referred to as Schnauzer Bumps because it's a condition that affects a dog's skin and although it can affect other breeds, the disorder is predominantly seen in Schnauzers, hence the name. ....Read Full Article

Oligodendroglioma in Dogs
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25th November 2016
Oligodendrogliomas is a form of cancer that affects some breeds more than others with brachycephalic breeds being high on the list. It is a form of glioma which are brain tumours thought to first originate in a part of the brain known as oligodendrocytes. It is also thought the tumours may originate from a precursor cell called a glial....Read Full Article

Halitosis in dogs: Understanding the causes of bad breath
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24th November 2016
Few dogs have pleasant, minty fresh breath, but it is a very common misconception that foul breath is a normal state for dogs, and is just something that must be tolerated. As is the case with people, bad dentition, broken or rotting teeth, sore and damaged gums and other dental problems are the most common causes of bad breath in dogs....Read Full Article

How to use a whelping box for your pregnant dog
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24th November 2016
Whelping boxes are often preferred by experts and professional dog breeders to provide a safe, enclosed space to allow a pregnant dog to deliver her litter comfortably while feeling secure. They can be useful for both the dog and its owners, as they are generally designed with sides high enough to keep the puppies from crawling out and....Read Full Article

Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome
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23rd November 2016
Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome or CECS as it is often referred to, is a condition that was only recently recognised by a vet in Germany when she noticed that dogs bred by one breeder were diagnosed as suffering from the disorder. Two years later, in 1997 CECS was recognised in America as a condition that affected certain breeds an....Read Full Article

Dermatoses in Dogs
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23rd November 2016
Dermatoses refers to skin conditions that can be caused by several factors. This includes bacterial infections as well as genetic disorders of the skin that a dog may have inherited from their parents. Sometimes the condition is purely cosmetic and involves a lack or loss of pigmentation found on a dog's skin or in their coats and ....Read Full Article



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