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  • 'Walking Dandruff' - An Itchy Problem For Your Rabbit

    17 December 2015

    'Walking dandruff' is a common condition in pet rabbits, yet a surprising number of owners have never heard of it, and they don't recognise that there's a problem until their pet is in discomfort.  So, what is 'walking dandruff' and how can regular visits to your vet clinic help to prevent it? What is 'walking dandruff'? 'Walking dandruff' is the common name given to an ear mite infestation in rabbits.  The problem is caused by a parasite called, Psoroptes cuniculiis.

  • Impacted Anal Glands - A Painful Problem For Your Dog

    17 December 2015

    Impacted or blocked anal glands are an unpleasant and painful problem that afflicts many dogs at some point in their lives.  But what causes the condition, how can you recognise it and what can your vet clinic do to help?  Read on to find out more. What caused impacted anal glands? Your dog's anal glands are small sacs situated on either side of his anal opening.  Their function is to produce a thick, oily secretion that's used by dogs for territory marking and identification.

  • When Your Kitten Needs to Be Boarded: The Questions You Need to Ask

    17 December 2015

    It can be hard to leave a child behind when you go on holiday, particularly if they're young. This feeling can certainly extend to any "children" you might have that are of the four-legged variety. Boarding a kitten comes with a different set of responsibilities and things to be aware of than if you were boarding an adult cat. So if you need to go away for a while and leave your kitten behind, what are some of the things you need to be aware of?

  • Calm down kitty - Helping to calm your anxious cat

    16 December 2015

    If you have a cat that is very sensitive and tends to react badly to any changes in your environment, it can be a huge load on you as pet owner. If you are looking for ways to help your cat feel calmer, here are some tips. Give them a safe space Cats are naturally hunters and as such have a strong fight or flight response. They can often be worried that they might be attacked, and this can be exacerbated by having multiple cats or other pets in a single home.