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What makes vet visits so stressful for cats?

We all know how stressful it is to take your cat to the vets or the cattery: stressful for you and stressful for them …. but there is help here to make it less so for both of you! Making visits better begins with having the right type of cat carrier - even if that means changing the current one if it is hated or feared. With time and a little patience, you can help your cat to like a new carrier.
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Rabbit Neutering

"Breeding like rabbits" - that phrase was coined for a reason! Well-known for their ability to rapidly increase numbers, those two cute bundles of fluff you brought home can quickly turn into dozens, even hundreds, of rabbits if not neutered. Neutering also has health and behavioural benefits for the individual. Our Lead Veterinary Surgeon has a Certificate in Zoological Medicine (Exotic Pets) and looks at the subject in depth.
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GDV in the dog: a twist in the tale

A twisted stomach, which vets call Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV), is a potentially life-threatening condition that can progress very quickly. Urgent veterinary care is needed to ensure your pet has the best chance of survival. We look at what you need to know to understand the condition and spot the signs promptly.
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Bladder stones in dogs

Dogs can suffer from bladder problems if crystals develop in their urine and these crystals clump together to form stones within the bladder. We look at why this happens and what can be done about it.
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Living with feline kidney disease

If your cat has kidney disease, you will need sufficient information to understand the disease and sufficient time and support to help you make the right decisions for your cat - and we can help. So can you spots the signs?
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Do I really need to insure my pet?

In an ideal world, we would all have a sizable pot of money tucked away to pay for veterinary care, in case our beloved pets suffer illness or injury. In its absence, having pet insurance can bring peace of mind and offer more advanced or specialist treatment without worrying about the cost – but policies vary hugely and the devil is in the detail. Read our guide to help you make an informed choice.
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