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Are jellyfish stings dangerous to dogs?

Dogs often like to investigate everything they come across, but if a jellyfish stings your dog, it’s important to get them seen by a vet as soon as possible.

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Cat microchip law: owners given deadline for when cats have to be microchipped – or face £500 fine

There are currently over 9 million pet cats in England, with as many as a quarter of them (2.3 million) unchipped. The new rules mean cats must be implanted with a microchip before they reach the age of 20 weeks and their contact details stored and kept up to date in a pet microchipping database.

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Neutering: why your bunny needs it!

Neutering is a surgical procedure, involving a general anaesthetic. Your rabbit will come into the surgery for the day to have the operation, and in most cases will be home the same day. There are several benefits to neutering your rabbits, both from a behavioural and a health point of view. We strongly recommend that all rabbits be neutered.

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Could you meet all the welfare needs of a rabbit?

Rabbits can be affectionate and quickly ingratiate themselves into your home life. Happy bunnies will hop, dance and binky their way into your hearts. But rabbits have complex needs and it’s essential they have enough room to exercise, display normal rabbit behaviour and eat the right diet to stay healthy and happy.

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The importance of vaccines for rabbits

We all want the best for our rabbits, especially when it comes to keeping them healthy. Sadly, a lot of the diseases your rabbit can catch if they aren’t vaccinated can be fatal. So, it’s important to vaccinate your bunnies every year against Myxomatosis and two strains of Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD and RVHD2).

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Pet Dental Health Month – Top tips for a healthy smile!

With some figures reporting over 80% of dogs suffer from some kind of gum disease while around 70% of cats are affected by dental disease by the time they are three-years-old knowing how to look after their teeth is an important part of keeping your furry friend healthy.

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