Dry Eye Awareness Month

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month. Also known as Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), dry eye affects around 1 in 22 dogs and can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated. What is dry eye? The disease is caused by the body mounting an immune response against the tear glands, reducing and eventually stopping tear production altogether.  In the early stages of the disease there may be no obvious problem, however later stages will lead to signs such as: red, inflamed eyes thick discharge from the eyes eye pain (the dog may hold the eyes shut or rub at the eyes) dark pigmentation of the surface of the eye blindness Which dogs… Read More

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Heat Stroke Dangers

This weekend I was called out to some guinea pigs who had been found collapsed in their hutch. Unfortunately two of them had died before I arrived but the third was successfully treated and is doing well. The reason for their sudden illness? Heat stroke. The owners had only had the guinea pigs for a few weeks and hadn’t realised that the hutch was in a fairly sunny position. It was also insulated with a cover which had acted like a greenhouse causing the hutch to become an oven. There is much publicity about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars, but very little about the risks of heat… Read More

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Rabbit Awareness Week Competition

Rabbit Awareness Week 2019 is running from the 1st to 9th June. To celebrate, we are running competitions for children and adults. Children under 9 – draw or paint a picture of a rabbit or rabbits. Prize – a soft toy rabbit Children aged 9-15 years – make a poster explaining how to look after a rabbit. Prize – a copy of the book ‘Watership Down’ by Richard Adams. Any age – send us photos of your rabbits with the theme ‘Friends’. Prize – a goody bag for your rabbits. Terms and Conditions 1. Please send all entries to raw@pawsitivepetcare.co.uk with your name and age of child (if entering the… Read More

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Discounted Visits for Rabbit Awareness Week

Rabbit Awareness Week this years runs from 1st to 9th June. The theme for 2019 is ‘Protect and Prevent’ raising awareness of Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2, an often fatal disease which is easily prevented by vaccination. As part of Rabbit Awareness Week, we are offering offering reduced price health checks and vaccinations with free goody bag from 3rd-8th June. Having a home visit for your rabbits’ check reduces their stress levels and enables them to get back to their normal routine quickly. Stress can cause serious health problems in rabbits, including gut stasis. Call today on 07410411461 or book online at https://www.supersaas.co.uk/schedule/Pawsitive_Vet_Care/Home_Visit_Appointments to arrange your home visit. Visit fee… Read More

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Special Offer For Arthritic Pets

Arthritis affects 80% of dogs over the age of 8 years old and 20% of dogs of any age. There are probably a similar number of cats affected but less research has been done into these. Arthritis is a painful degenerative disease of the joints and causes pain and stiffness. Humans are not very good at picking up on signs of chronic pain in animals. Signs that your pet may be suffering from arthritis include: slower getting up or lying down slowing down on walks or getting tired quicker slipping or stumbling when walking not jumping up as much as before thinking more about jumping onto or off furniture reluctance… Read More

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