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Here you will find lots of animal health articles written by our online vets to help you learn more about specific health problems as well as caring for your pets and/or horses. 
You will find articles on the following:

  • dog health
  • cat health
  • horse health
  • pocket pet health

So grab a cuppa and settle in to learn more about pet care and your animal’s health. If you find an interesting article don’t forget to share it on Facebook and Pinterest so your friends can learn more too! 

Why is my cat peeing outside the litter box and how can I solve this problem?


Suddenly, your perfectly toilet-trained cat has decided the whole of its world (i.e. your house) is its toilet and has started peeing outside the litter box.

If your cat was once trained to use the litter tray and has always been fastidious about cleanliness what could be the reason to suddenly stop using the cat litter box? What is your cat trying to tell you? Read

Top Tips To Keep Your Rabbit Healthy
Rabbits can be a great pet, however, they are not a pet that can be thrown some food and forgotten about. Care also needs to be taken with young children as they can be easily hurt.

Rabbits need time, care and attention. I'm not trying to scare you, but they are prone to a few health conditions that if not acted upon immediately, can result in death. If you are considering getting a rabbit for

What Is Megaoesophagus - Is My Dog At Risk?
Megaoesophagus is a rare and incurable disease that occurs when there is a loss of tone and motility of the oesophagus (food pipe).

Animals affected by megaoesophagus have trouble eating and often struggle with regurgitation.

Many animals struggle to maintain weight and suffer from aspiration pneumonia. This occurs because the oesophagus dilates and loses the ability to contract, meaning food is unable to pass into the stomach.





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Why Desex (Spay/Neuter) My Dog?
Whether your dog is male or female, the decision to desex can be a difficult one for some owners. There is a lot of confusing information on the internet, and a lot of conflicting opinions, even amongst vets. This post we will give you a breakdown on why desexing is worthwhile to help you make an informed decision for your dog.



Before we continue, some useful definitions to know:

Neoplasia:  Cancer

Desexing:  Removing the ovaries +/- uterus in a





No one likes seeing their pet in pain, but how can we tell that they are in pain? Take a look at these tips to get a better understanding if your pet is behaving weirdly due to being in pain.
What Is Normal Behaviour?
To be able to recognise pain in our animals, we need to understand what normal behaviour is. Practice observing your animals, look at the way they act, the way they sleep, walk, run and interact with other

How to feed bones safely to dogs
There are so many conflicting stories about what dog food is best for your dog, and feeding bones to dogs is just one example where there are so many differing opinions. Read on to learn how to safely feed your dog a bone.


Most of us associate chewing bones with cleaning our dog’s teeth. Some will also feed raw meaty bones to provide a source of calcium.

Pet owners are known to feed their dogs many

My Bitch Is Whelping: Everything You Need To Know About Whelping Puppies
If you are concerned about your bitch and need to speak with a vet, we are available 24/7. You can contact us here.
If you want to know what the first signs of your bitch going into labour look like, or how long between puppies or how you can help your dog give birth, this is the article for you. For the majority of bitches, whelping puppies will occur without

Equine Dentistry: What's In That Mouth?
Little surprises me when it comes to equine dentistry and what I might find in a horse's mouth! It seems that horses, being by their very nature an animal that is both curious and cautious, are often prone to both oral injury and ingestion of foreign objects.

More often than not, there are little or no outward signs of there being any problem, and we are oblivious to what is going on.



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Understanding prey drive in greyhounds


Greyhounds have been specifically bred and trained to chase using their sight. Lack of appropriate early socialisation, particularly around other dog breeds means that some greyhounds are at serious risk of taking things too far in some situations. It is therefore vitally important to understand prey drive so that we can ensure our greyhounds are safe, as well as other animals in their vicinity.

To ensure survival, all animals have a part of their brain dedicated to

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