July 23, 2017

Top tips for winter pet care from Heath Veterinary Clinic

Heath Veterinary Clinic

Sarah Solomon, owner of Heath Veterinary Clinic in Burgess Hill, offers her top tips on winter pet care. Dogs Not all dogs are built with thick winter fur and fine-coated breeds such as Greyhounds, Chihuahuas and Jack Russells feel the cold so purchasing a warm, good quality coat for them is a good idea. Salt on pavements & antifreeze can result in chemical burns on paw pads. Always rinse paws after a walk or avoid pavement walking if possible and safe to do so. Trim the fur on paws and up the back of legs to avoid ice and snow…

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Heath Veterinary Clinic warns dog owners about acorns

Heath Veterinary Clinic

Heath Veterinary Clinic in Burgess Hill and Hurstpierpoint is warning dog owners of the dangers of acorns. The veterinary clinic has recently had a case of a dog becoming very ill from eating these seemingly innocuous nuts. Max, a four year-old Yellow Labrador, had been playing in the woods when he ate an acorn without his owners knowing. Late Friday night, they noticed Max becoming lethargic, acting out of character, unable to settle and drooling excessively, so they contacted Heath Vets who advised them to bring Max into the clinic straight away. He was examined by vet Nicky Chinneck who…

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MedicAnimal gives its top tips on calming pets from fireworks

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MedicAnimal.com, a leading online pet healthcare retailer, gives advice on how to handle pets ahead of bonfire night. Top tips for keeping pets happy this firework season With bonfire night just around the corner, many pet owners worry that the season will mean increased stress for their pets. Lots of animals are afraid of the loud sounds and flashing lights that accompany fireworks, but there are lots of ways to make sure that your pet feels as comfortable and safe as possible on the night. Speaking ahead of bonfire night, Andrew Bucher, Chief Veterinary Officer at MedicAnimal, said: “What is…

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PDSA provides advice for protecting pets in winter

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PDSA, the UK’s leading veterinary charity, has given its top tips for pet owners in the upcoming months. As the clocks turn back, pet owners may need to take a few extra precautions to keep their furry friends happy and healthy as the nights draw in. PDSA vet, Vicki Larkham-Jones, said: “As evenings become darker earlier, cats are particularly at risk of being involved in a road traffic accident on busy or poorly lit roads. Dogs and their owners are also less visible to drivers at night.” Following these simple tips can help pet owners to stay safe over the…

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Pet health tips for Autumn from Bob Martin

Bob Martin

Bob Martin gives it top tips for keeping pets happy and healthy this Autumn. As the nights get darker and there’s a chill in the air, it’s important to adapt the way we look after our pets. When it comes to pet healthcare, options are varied with a wealth of combined treatments and preventative methods available. Other factors, such as a pet’s behaviour, can also affect their health. Here are some top tips for this season: Use the right treatment – new research from Bob Martin1 shows that 15% of dog owners admit to treating their pet for fleas less than…

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Animology’s Top Tips for Attacking Fleas

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During the summer months, it is crucial for dog owners to be checking their pets daily for fleas. The warm weather brings the parasites out, and fleas can easily be contracted by just a short walk in the woods. Becky Ashton from Animology gives us her top tips for preventing fleas from becoming a problem. Firstly, I would recommend looking for early signs by using a flea comb or by doing a ‘black speck’ test. This involves placing a white piece of paper under the dog and running your hands over its fur. If black specks appear on the paper, this is most likely…

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