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How to care for your dog after surgery

How to care for your dog after surgery If your dog is having surgery, it can be a stressful time not only for them but for you, the owner too. While you’re waiting to receive the all-important phone call to confirm your pet has woken from their operation, you may also be worrying about how [...]

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Pet obesity – How to be Treatwise for your pet

Pet obesity - How to be Treatwise for your pet Our pets are considered a valued and an important member of the family - we couldn’t imagine life without them. We adore our pets, and what’s a better way to show them our love and affection by handing them the occasional treat now and again. [...]

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Can cats catch a cold?

Can cats get a cold? Cats can become ill with respiratory infections known as feline upper respiratory disease, or ‘cat flu’. Cat flu is very infectious and spreads between cats quickly. How do cats get cat flu? Unvaccinated cats are at risk of catching cat flu. Cats are more likely to catch cat flu if [...]

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What human food can dogs eat?

What human foods can dogs eat? Dogs should always get most of their daily nutritional requirement from a balanced, quality commercial pet food. However, many dogs also enjoy the occasional treat; providing it’s the right sort of treat, it’s fine to supplement their diet with small quantities of some ‘human’ foods. It’s natural as a [...]

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What human food can cats eat?

What human foods can cats eat? Cat’s must always get the bulk of their nutrition from commercial pet food as they have very particular requirements; protein deficiency, in particular, can cause severe problems in cats. Cats can also get bored at mealtimes and tend to like variety in their meals. There is a range of [...]

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Why is pet dental care important?

Why do pets need dental care? Dogs require regular dental care to prevent gum disease from occurring. When your pet eats, their saliva, bacteria and food form together, creating plaque, a type of bacteria which produces a clear film on the dental surface. If this substance isn’t removed, plaque can build up over time, creating [...]

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Can dogs catch a cold?

Can dogs get the flu? The human ‘flu’ is caused by the influenza virus, which cannot spread to dogs and the dog influenza virus cannot spread to people. In fact, it is extremely rare for dogs to get the influenza virus, but we do see cases of canine parainfluenza virus. The canine parainfluenza virus is [...]

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Microchipping for cats and dogs

Microchipping is the most effective way of being reunited with your cat or dog in case they go missing. Losing a pet is stressful and incredibly upsetting, which is why microchipping is extremely important, to give your pet the best chance of returning home safely. While cats and dogs can be fitted with collars and [...]

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Dog health checklist | How to check your dog’s general health

Dog health checklist It can be difficult to understand when your dog is unwell. You see them every day, and as they can’t tell you that they’re feeling under the weather, it makes it particularly tricky for dog owners to be able to check on their dog’s health. While you may visit your vet occasionally [...]

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Cat health checklist | How to check your cat’s general health

Cat health checklist Cats are very good at not showing when they’re unwell. Cats can go quiet, and unless they’re an indoor cat using a litter tray, it’s not as easy for pet owners to monitor their cat’s health and toilet habits, which can indicate any signs of them being under the weather. Unlike dogs, [...]

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Do Cats Need Vaccinations?

Do Cats Need Vaccinations? Whether they’re an indoor or outdoor cat, cats require vaccinations to help protect them against serious diseases and to live a healthy and happy life. From birth, a cat’s immunity builds up from the intake of their mother’s milk, which contains the antibodies required to fight infections. These antibodies only last [...]

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How Important are Dog Vaccinations?

How Important are Dog Vaccinations? Vaccination is one of the most important measures of preventative care for pets and is the most effective way of protecting them against serious diseases. How do dog vaccinations work? Dog vaccinations work similarly to when humans have an injection, by inserting a small amount of the viral and bacterial [...]

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11 of the most common cat skin problems

11 of the most common cat skin problems Cat skin problems are quite common and similarly to dogs, cats can suffer from parasite allergies, contact allergies, bacterial infections and hormonal imbalances. At Animal Trust, we offer free consultations so if you’re ever in doubt your cat is suffering from a skin condition, you can be [...]

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10 of the most common skin conditions in dogs

10 of the most common dog skin conditions  At Animal Trust, dog skin conditions are one of the main causes for treatment at our clinics. Skin issues can cause significant discomfort for your pet, more prevalent in the warmer seasons, where allergies are more prone, and can indicate an underlying health condition that hasn’t already [...]

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The best flea and worm treatments for cats and dogs

The best flea and worm treatments for cats and dogs Fleas and worms can be a year-round problem for cats and dogs if left untreated and can have an adverse effect on your pet’s health in severe cases. There are various flea and worm treatments available for cats and dogs which work best when your [...]

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When to Visit an Emergency Vet?

When do you need an emergency vet? Our beloved pets can easily fall into a spot of bother as there are varying opportunities for our furry friends to come into danger, in and around the household and outside in their natural habitat. Cats and dogs are curious creatures; we can leave the cupboard door open [...]

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