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What to do if your pet goes missing

 

Lost pets – every pet owner’s nightmare

 

We hope it is something you never experience but it is good to know what the best thing to do, and when to do it, if one day your pet goes missing. Hundreds of pets get lost or stolen every day so if it happens to you, please be prepared so you have the best chance of being reunited.

 

Good comprehensive advice can be found on the links listed below:

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG GOES MISSING

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CAT GOES MISSING

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PET HAS NOT GONE MISSING – BUT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PREPARED just in case:

  1. Make sure you have good clear pictures of your pet
  2. Record any marks /scars/etc
  3. Keep a note of his/her microchip number
  4. Attach a tag with your name and address and contact details to his/her collar

Starting Veterinary Nursing at an older age.

We don’t all know what we want to do when growing up. Some travel, some follow their childhood passions, and some spend a long time wondering what they really want to do…

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Streetvet- Helping homeless people and their companions

I have recently been volunteering at a charity called Streetvet. They were set up in 2016 to help provide veterinary care to the growing number of homeless people and their pets across London. They have since set up a network of volunteers across the country from Bristol to Manchester.

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Arthritis – keeping our pets running smoothly!

bit creaky? Slowing up a bit? Stiff in the mornings? Whilst this may be true for yourself, I wonder if you’ve noticed similar signs in your pet. Arthritis can impact animals in similar ways to humans, and it’s good to be aware of the signs so we can keep your furry friend springing about comfortably for as long as possible.

Arthritis – what actually is it?

Simply put, arthritis means inflammation of the joint. A healthy joint is where the ends of two bones meet, with smooth cartilage to protect each bone surface, and an oily joint fluid in the joint space to allow easy gliding movement.

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FAQs about Neutering your pets

Neutering your pet is one of most important decisions you will make for your pet. It comes with many health benefits and helps them live longer, happier lives and helps your male companions stay closer to home.

From working in veterinary, I always find that people generally have the same questions about spaying/neutering their pet whether it be how long the procedure takes or how risky it is to put their animal under anaesthetic. This article will answer all the main questions/concerns owners usually have.

 

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Weight Loss in Cats – No, it’s not impossible!

It can seem virtually impossible to get our pets to lose weight – my cat Squeaker was on her weight loss diet for 4 years before seeing significant progress, most likely triggered by moving to a country with a colder climate where suddenly her body had to burn some fat to stay warm.

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