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Five veterinary services that aren’t available during coronavirus social distancing restrictions
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3rd April 2020
Being able to see the vet when our pets are ill or injured is something that most of us at least partially take for granted, and calling on our vets for advice if we need help or aren’t sure about something is an important part of what vets do as well.However, like most other services and industries including GP practices for ....Read Full Article

What can your dog still go to the vet for during social distancing coronavirus restrictions?
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3rd April 2020
Coronavirus social distancing regulations have already had a dramatic impact on how we in the UK live and interact with each other; non-essential customer-facing businesses are closed, and when and how we visit shops and use services that are deemed as essential and that remain open have all changed significantly too.When it com....Read Full Article

Will there be dog food shortages due to coronavirus and the associated restrictions?
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3rd April 2020
We’re living in strange times at the moment and much of the general public is very concerned about a wide range of different things, from their health and that of their families to their potential income, taking care of their essential needs; all due, of course, to coronavirus and the associated restrictions. Anyone who o....Read Full Article

Five articles about dog training to read whilst you’re stuck at home during the coronavirus restrict
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3rd April 2020
Many people who are unable to leave their homes at present are seeking ways to put their free time to good use, perhaps by taking a remote course, learning a new skill, or brushing up their knowledge of one of their favourite topics.If you’re a dog owner, why not take the time to brush up on your dog’s training skills, or ev....Read Full Article

So your dog groomer is closed due to coronavirus social distancing restrictions: How do you cope wit
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2nd April 2020
Are dog groomers open during coronavirus social distancing restrictions? Unfortunately not. The national effort to slow the spread of coronavirus means that all non-essential businesses are closed, and however desperate some of us might be to get our roots touched up or our split ends chopped off, this unfortunately applies to hairdres....Read Full Article

Five articles about dog health to read whilst you’re stuck at home during the coronavirus restrictio
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2nd April 2020
The Covid 19 coronavirus stay at home restrictions are having a huge impact on everyone all over the UK right now, including those who are continuing to work as well as those on enforced confinement. If you’re at home with nothing to do and climbing the walls with boredom, you’re probably wondering what you can do to make the time ....Read Full Article

Visiting pet shops safely and responsibly during coronavirus restrictions
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2nd April 2020
A great many customer-facing businesses deemed as non-essential have been asked to close during the coronavirus stay at home measures that the government has put in place to slow the spread of the condition throughout the population.There is understandably a great deal of confusion and debate regarding what constitutes non-essen....Read Full Article

Would you know if you were being Petfished? Pets4Homes partners with Defra to tell you what you need
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2nd April 2020
Most people know what “catfishing” is; building a fake online persona to trick someone into a relationship under false pretences. But would you know if you were being Petfished? Maybe not.To “Petfish” is a sales tactic used by unscrupulous pet breeders and sellers to trick unsuspecting animal lovers into the purchase of ....Read Full Article

Are dog and cat rehoming centres still open during the coronavirus Covid 19 restrictions?
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30th March 2020
The coronavirus epidemic in the UK ha transformed how we live and what we can do virtually overnight, with everyone needing to make sacrifices of some type for the greater good of the wider community and to support the efforts of the NHS.The situation is evolving and changing every day, and advice and direction that was relevant....Read Full Article

Five tips and ideas for people with dogs and children during coronavirus stay at home restrictions
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30th March 2020
If you’ve suddenly gone from working outside of the home to home working or not working at all and being at home all day with your children off school too in the wake of Covid 19 coronavirus stay at home restrictions, you’re probably near the bottom of a very steep learning curve that is apt to test your patience and parenting skil....Read Full Article

How to keep your dog fit with restricted walks due to Covid 19 coronavirus stay at home restrictions
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30th March 2020
The government’s stay at home restrictions for Covid 19 coronavirus are having a huge impact on how we all live our lives, and many dog owners are struggling to work out how to care for dogs under the coronavirus stay at home restrictions without risking their own health or that of their families.Dogs of course don’t know wh....Read Full Article

Looking after your horse and maintaining social distancing
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30th March 2020
If you keep horses and they’re not housed or grazed on your own land at which you also live, you might be wondering how social distancing and caring for your horse all works. Obviously people who own horses and ponies still need to provide care for them, but how can you do this safely and within the spirit of the coronavirus restrict....Read Full Article

Should veterinary staff be classed as key workers during the coronavirus outbreak? Why?
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28th March 2020
Coronavirus is a word that few of us had any familiarity with up until December of 2019, yet now it is a word that has become as unavoidable as – and has in fact essentially taken over from – Brexit. As the pandemic begins to gain a foothold in the UK and we stand on the cusp of perhaps the most pivotal and important ti....Read Full Article

Can I take my dog to the vet and maintain social distancing?
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28th March 2020
Whether your dog simply needs their booster shots or another dose of a flea or worming treatment or if they’re ill, injured, or in need of urgent care, vets up and down the UK are doing their very best to achieve the delicate balance between providing essential healthcare to pets, and keeping themselves, their staff, and their other ....Read Full Article

Why and how you should try to maintain your dog’s rules and routine during the coronavirus restricti
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26th March 2020
This week sees us in a very different reality to the one we were living in as recently as the beginning of the month; as the UK as a whole begins to get used to the stay at home restrictions mandated by the government in the wake of the Covid 19 epidemic, to slow the spread of the virus and ease the pressure on the NHS.We’re a....Read Full Article

How to walk your dog effectively during the Covid 19 coronavirus Stay at Home restrictions
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26th March 2020
Covid 19 coronavirus has, within a very short space of time, dramatically transformed virtually everything about how we as people take care of ourselves and live our lives. This unprecedented situation and the government’s “Stay at Home” restrictions published in the wake of it mean that even how we meet our basic needs like shop....Read Full Article

Five FAQ from dog owners about the new Covid 19 coronavirus “Stay at Home” restrictions
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26th March 2020
In an unprecedented move as part of the efforts to slow the spread of the Covid 19 coronavirus epidemic in the UK and ease the pressure on the NHS, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a number of wide-reaching restrictions on the evening of 23rd March 2020 that will have an impact on how all of us live our lives and meet our needs f....Read Full Article

New Covid 19 “Stay at Home” measures: Can my dog still go to the vet?
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26th March 2020
(24th March 2020)On 23rd March 2020, the Prime Minister announced a range of new government-mandated restrictions to help to slow the spread of the Covid 19 coronavirus epidemic in the UK.These measures included instructions to stay at home, only go out to meet medical needs, to get essential shopping, or to perform one b....Read Full Article

Frequently asked questions about veterinary care and coronavirus
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25th March 2020
As much of the country takes to self-isolating in order to avoid catching coronavirus or potentially exposing those more vulnerable to it, the knock-on effect of this is being felt in all manner of ways.From toilet roll shortages in supermarkets due to unnecessary stockpiling to the closure of schools and businesses, the impact ....Read Full Article

Five concerns dog owners have about veterinary care and coronavirus, addressed
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25th March 2020
Coronavirus is naturally causing great concern to everyone in the UK and more or less worldwide on a number of different levels, from the day to day logistics of coping with empty shelves in the supermarkets to concern for our health and that of our loved ones.These are worrying times in general, and the uncertainty we’re faci....Read Full Article



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