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Christmas – it’s a hectic and demanding time for pets

15 December 2018

We all know what Christmas can be like. It’s a party time of year as families get together for a celebration. Unfortunately it doesn’t take long before stress levels start to rise, with all the cooking, presents, music and booze. Our pets easily pick up the strain, and they get frazzled too.

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Xylitol ingestion in dogs

15 December 2018

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener in many products, including sugar-free gum and mints, nicotine gum, chewable vitamins, oral-care products, some peanut butter and various baked goods. It can also be bought in a granulated form for baking and as a sweetener for cereals and beverages. Interestingly, it’s also found naturally in berries, plums, oats and mushrooms.

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Dental health – 8 ways to motivate your clients

15 December 2018

Trying to get your clients to understand and follow your recommendations in order to keep their pets teeth clean and healthy can be difficult. It’s all very well saying, “brush your pet’s teeth”, but in reality, how many clients will do this? They may start with good intentions, but within a very short time many will give up. If you think that by selling a finger brush and some toothpaste you’re succeeding, you’re almost certainly fooling yourself.

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Antibiotics and bacterial overgrowth in rabbits

15 December 2018

We all know that we have to be incredibly careful when using antibiotics. With rabbits we use them with even more caution.

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Eye examinations – 5 special diagnostic procedures

15 December 2018

Most of us will see a variety of eye complaints in all species almost every week. It therefore helps to have a reliable tool kit available to help you check the eye in order to make an accurate diagnosis. The good news is that most of the diagnostic equipment required for the basic ophthalmic examination is inexpensive and readily available.

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Grape and raisins – why dogs are at risk

15 December 2018

In this article we take a look at grape and raisin toxicity in dogs, a problem we often face at this time of year. Grapes and raisins of all types have been associated with acute renal failure, a problem that in some cases can be fatal.

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