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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ticks and tick borne disease

15% of UK dogs are infested with ticks at any one time, according to a recent study. Ticks are most prevalent in rural areas, favouring moist undergrowth and long grasses. They lie in vegetation and attach to your dog or cat as they brush past. The most common species of tick found in the UK is Ixodes ricinus. Ixodes ricinus [...]

2018-12-17T16:33:21+00:00February 26th, 2016|

Pet Travel Scheme for Dogs and Cats

General Guidelines For those of you who are looking to travel this year with your pet, we thought it an appropriate time of year to give you an update on travel recommendations!If you are looking to travel within the EU and listed countries (check with Pet Passport Helpline 08702411710 to find out if your country is listed), then the following [...]

2018-12-17T16:34:45+00:00February 26th, 2016|

Obesity: A disease epidemic

Over the past years obesity has become more common in UK pets. Just as we hear about in people, we are also facing an “obesity epidemic” in our dogs and cats. There are many health risks associated with dogs and cat that are overweight. Animals that are overweight are more prone to diabetes, urinary tract disease, pancreatitis and osteoarthritis/lameness. Obesity [...]

2018-12-17T16:35:15+00:00February 26th, 2016|

Cranial Cruciate Disease or Injury

The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) (also referred to as the anterior cruciate ligament in people), is a tough, fibrous band found within the knee. This ligament attaches the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and in doing so provides stability of the knee joint. We often hear of cruciate injury causing career threatening injury in our top sports [...]

2018-12-17T16:36:04+00:00February 26th, 2016|