Category Archive: Dog Health

Feb 14

Valentines danger for dogs

You never would have thought chocolate could be a dangerous poison to dogs, but it is!  This is unfortunate because dogs just love chocolate, no more so than my black and tan cavalier Florence who would do anything to try and get some!

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Feb 12

Why vaccinate?

Whether pedigree or mongrel, un-vaccinated dogs and young puppies are at risk from a number of diseases which can result in permanent health damage and even death. 

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Feb 09

Pros and Cons of Insurance

Firstly, look for “cover for life”. There are some insurers out there who will give you cover for one year and at the end of that time will not continue to insure any condition for which you have already claimed.

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Feb 04

Smoking and your pets

Dogs are at greater risk of developing cancers of the nose and sinus area.

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Feb 01

Weight problems in dogs

It is important to keep a watchful eye on your dog’s weight for signs that they may be underweight or overweight. As a general rule, you should be able to feel your dogs ribs and spine but not see them protruding. They should have a waist, just behind their ribs and their tummy should be tucked up

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Sep 20

Lola’s Health Check

Lola went to see our vet Andrew at Donaldson Vets in Mirfield yesterday morning.

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Nov 28

Mobile groomer for Heronbank

Grooming is important to keep them clean and healthy at any time of the year, particularly in winter when rock salt and grit are being used.

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Nov 17

Life Threatening Chocolate

If you do think that your dog may have eaten some chocolate it is always best to get the vets advice as the severity can depend largely on the size of the dog and the amount it has eaten.

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Jan 06

Insurance – Pros and Cons

It cannot be denied that good pet insurance does not come cheap but in my experience over the last forty years or so it is well worth it.

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Jan 03

Why Vaccinate?

Whether pedigree or mongrel, un-vaccinated dogs and young puppies are at risk from a number of diseases which can result in permanent health damage and even death. Regular vaccinations can prevent some of these diseases.

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