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Dog panting on the beach on a sunny day

Help your dog keep its cool in the sunshine

At last some warm weather is her is here! But this can be bad news for your dog if they overheat. We’ve all heard about the dangers of hypothermia in winter, but what about hyperthermia? What is hyperthermia? Hyperthermia is when a body’s temperature gets too high. Death can be rapid if treatment is delayed. What causes it …

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TV appearance about cat behaviour

Recently I have helped out with a forthcoming programme on cat behaviour for Channel 5.  The documentary is to help educate cat owners understand their cats’ problem behaviours. The aim is to improve the lives of the cats and their owners by explaining and preventing misunderstandings. A case study on camera Filming started in February when I was asked to give …

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Anti-freeze Poisoning in Animals – (sign the petition)

The veterinary profession are urging people to sign a petition to add a foul-tasting additive (bitterant) to antifreeze.  This would deter pets from ingesting the sweet tasting poison and so prevent them from a painful death.The petition has, so far, attracted 27,000 names but for the problem to be debated in parliament it requires 100,000. …

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Robbie’s the star in First Aid for Pets

I recently taught a lovely group of very keen pet owners in Harrogate about First Aid for their four-legged friends. They were delighted to feel confident enough to respond in an emergency situation. A willing assistant Robbie, my lovely rescue Labrador, proved to be a great model for my Powerpoint presentation. He helped out when I was demonstrating …

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Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons announces Royal Charter for Veterinary Nursing as a profession

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons announces Royal Charter for Veterinary Nursing as a profession. This came into effect on the 17th February 2015 and represents a huge step forward for all Registered Veterinary Nurses. As well as being a recognition for the hard work that nurses undertake to become qualified, it is also a historic …

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