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Guide / Aggression


Aggression is quite possibly the most known and talked about type of negative behaviour that a dog can display. In recent years there has been a great deal of news coverage concerning dangerous dogs that exhibit aggression towards other dogs and sometimes small children; often with severe and fatal consequences for both the child and … Continued

Guide / Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy uses a range of techniques to help a patient recover from an injury or disease and enables them to reach the point of normal everyday mobility. It is a complimentary therapy that is carried out upon veterinary referral. In ideal cases an animal that has suffered an injury or had an operation will recover … Continued

Guide / Hydrotherapy


Hydrotherapy is used to help dogs heal after suffering from an injury or undergoing surgery. Used in conjunction with veterinary treatment and, sometimes, other forms of physiotherapy, the therapy helps with rehabilitation and not only furthers the chance of a full return to fitness, but improves the quality and speed of healing. It is usually … Continued

Guide / Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic therapy is a relatively new kind of treatment for pets having only been accepted amongst the wider veterinary world in the 21st century. The therapy concentrates on the vertebral column and manoeuvring the spine so that the nervous system can work to heal, restore or sustain well-being. When bones in the spine (vertebrae) are … Continued

Guide / Acupuncture

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Veterinary acupuncture is a type of therapy that is designed to promote healing by inserting tiny needles into certain points on an animal’s body, with each point on the body having a different reaction when stimulated. Originating in China, the practice is thousands of years old and can be used as a proactive form of … Continued

Care / Caring for an Older Dog

Caring for Older Dog

Our dogs are often our best friends and so as they start to become very old they will become less agile, slower moving and not as responsive as they once were. When this starts to happen we owe it to our beloved companions to ensure that we do everything possible to make their last years … Continued

Care / Top Tips for if Your Dog Goes Missing

Missing Dog

When a dog goes missing it is a very stressful time; they are often seen as part of the family and therefore it is only natural to worry. We thought it would be helpful to put together a few of our top tips to help find a dog should they ever go missing. Use the … Continued

Guide / Obesity

Pet obesity can stem from many problems, but the primary reason is a simple and obvious one; our pets aren’t using up all the energy in the food we give them. This in turn gets transferred into fat, and before long your pet is piling on the pounds. But since you can’t just give your … Continued

Guide / Frostbite and Hypothermia

Frostbite Hypothermia

When a dog is cold there a few ways that it tries to maintain its body temperature that are similar to humans. One technique that a canine’s body will use is called vasoconstriction and this is when the blood vessels tighten to reduce the volume of blood flow passing through. The purpose of this is … Continued