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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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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Antibiotic Awareness Week

This week is Antibiotic Awareness Week. Antibiotics are really important drugs which save many lives but they need to be used appropriately to keep working. Antibiotic resistance is already starting to cause a lot of problems and has the potential to make currently treatable infections untreatable. Please follow and like us:

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Be prepared for Brexit

If you are planning on travelling with your pet next year, you need to be aware that the requirements are likely to change after Brexit on the 29th March.  To avoid getting stuck at the border with your pet, read our important information before 29th November. Please follow and like us:

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