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Myelofibrosis in dogs
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17th January 2019
Myelofibrosis is a type of disorder that develops in the dog’s bone marrow, as a result of the development of scar tissue. This is a condition that can affect dogs and also people; in people, myelofibrosis may be either primary, which means it develops on its own without another root cause underlying the issue, or secondary, whic....Read Full Article

Do frequent baths help to ease allergies in dogs?
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17th January 2019
Suffering from an allergy might seem like a minor problem in the greater scheme of things, but anyone who suffers from a chronic allergy or even a transient, seasonal problem like hay fever will be all too aware that allergies can make you quite miserable, particularly if they remain symptomatic for a protracted period of time. ....Read Full Article

Why do cats sometimes miss treats put right in front of them?
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17th January 2019
Cats are very efficient hunters, and they have great eyesight for detecting the smallest movements of the smallest prey animals nearby. Cats will often sit very still for long periods of time watching bushes and areas of undergrowth where prey might be found, and when this eventuall....Read Full Article

Mites and parasites your rabbit may contract
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16th January 2019
You may not want to think about your lovely fluffy friend contracting anything creepy crawly or anything that may burrow its way into fur or skin. But unfortunately, they do, although the majority do live on the outside of your rabbit and can be cleared up quite quickly. If at any time you are worried about your rabbit, your ....Read Full Article

Lameness in the Papillon
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16th January 2019
Papillons are energetic little dogs that are famed for their fun-loving natures. Their beautiful ears are their best feature and this is where they get their name- ‘papillon’ means ‘butterfly’ in French! Like any dog, a Papillon will occasionally go ....Read Full Article

Dog owners: Are you in breach of rule 57 of The Highway Code?
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15th January 2019
Anyone who has a driving licence in the UK or that is in the process of learning to drive will have spent a lot of time at some point getting to grips with The Highway Code – the UK’s formal manual of rules and regulations for road users. These rules encompass not only drivers of vehicles, but also pedestrians, cy....Read Full Article

Renal cystadenocarcinoma and nodular dermatofibrosis DNA testing for the German shepherd dog breed
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15th January 2019
The German shepherd is a dog breed that really needs no introduction, and this large breed of dog is in fact the 8th most popular breed of all within the UK, out of a total of almost 250 different dog breeds and types that can be found on these shores. ....Read Full Article

Interpreting your guinea pig’s noises
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14th January 2019
For such a small pet, it is amazing the amount of noises they make – they are trying to speak to you to let you know their emotions. This will help in understanding if your pet is not well, so it’s a good idea to work out what these noises mean. The cavy (guinea pig) will try to communicate with you to express man....Read Full Article

When Is A Sore Eye an Emergency?
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14th January 2019
Eye injuries, illnesses and diseases are incredibly common in our pet dogs and cats, and are one of the main reasons that they are taken to the vets. From allergic conjunctivitis to glaucoma, the conditions that affect eyes in our pets are many. But how do you know when to rush to the vets? Some eye problems may result in a loss of sig....Read Full Article

What to expect after your dog has had a general anaesthetic
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12th January 2019
Most dogs will have to have a general anaesthetic at least once in their lives, generally for their spay or neuter surgery. If your dog has an accident or health condition, or if your vet is trying to get to the root of a problem of these types, your dog might also need to have a general anaesthetic for this too. A general an....Read Full Article

Why not try a Kennel Club “Have a Go” dog show in 2019 to introduce yourself and your dog to formal
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11th January 2019
As 2019 begins, the countdown has already begun to the world-famous Crufts dog show, hosted annually by the UK Kennel Club at Birmingham’s NEC arena. This event is of course televised worldwide and watched by a significant number of UK dog owners, either on TV or at the show itself across the course of the event. For ow....Read Full Article

How to reduce the risk of joint injuries and diseases in mature and elderly dogs
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11th January 2019
We all hope that our dogs will live to a ripe old age in good health and that they will still be enjoying everyday activities like playing and going for walks well into their senior years, and keeping an older dog fit and active as they get older can actually help to improve their general health, as well as helping them to maintain the....Read Full Article

How to manage your puppy’s first trip to the dog park
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11th January 2019
Your new puppy’s first year of life is a very exciting one, as they experience all of the variety of the world around them and are exposed to wide range of different type of stimulus and activities. This means that your puppy will have a number of first-times and mil....Read Full Article

Myotonia congenita DNA testing for the miniature schnauzer dog breed
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10th January 2019
The miniature schnauzer is the smallest variant of the three different schnauzer dog breeds, and the most recent variant to be recognised as a breed in its own right. Like all of the different sized schnauzer breeds, the miniature schnauzer originated in Germany....Read Full Article

Macrothrombocytopenia (MTC-R) DNA testing for the Norfolk terrier dog breed
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10th January 2019
The Norfolk terrier is one of the UK’s remaining extant native dog breeds, and is actually the smallest of all of our working terrier dog types as well as today being a popular pet both within their home county and across the UK. Whilst Norfolk terriers are no....Read Full Article

Postoperative haemorrhage disorder (P2Y12/P2RY12) DNA testing for the Greater Swiss mountain dog
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10th January 2019
The Greater Swiss mountain dog is a large dog breed from the Kennel Club’s working group, which is one of several mountain dog breeds recognised within the UK and across the world. This isn’t a dog breed that is hugely common within ....Read Full Article

May-Hegglin anomaly (MHA) DNA testing for the pug dog breed
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10th January 2019
The pug is one of the best-known and most instantly recognisable dog breeds in the UK, and they are hugely popular as pets all across the country as well. The pug is in fact the third most popular pedigree dog breed here ov....Read Full Article

Kennel Club announces new DNA testing protocol for dilated cardiomyopathy in the giant schnauzer
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10th January 2019
The Giant Schnauzer is a giant dog breed that tends to be fairly robust and healthy, and which has an average lifespan of around 10-12 years, which is quite a long life for a dog of this size. Giant schnauzers are of course the largest of the three recognised schnau....Read Full Article

How to manage a dog that barks excessively on walks
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9th January 2019
Dogs tend to be quite vocal animals as a whole, who use sounds like barking, growling, crying, whining and howling to express their emotions to other dogs and to people, and to communicate with other animals of various species too. Some dogs are of course a lot more prone to barking than others, and whilst most dogs will bark....Read Full Article

Five common errors to avoid when cleaning your dog’s ears
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9th January 2019
Ear infections and parasitic infestations like ear mites are quite common in dogs, and some dogs seem to get more than their fair share of problems of this type, which can be challenging to fully eradicate. This means that preventative ear cleaning and maintenance is a regular part of life for many dog owners, and this means ....Read Full Article



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