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Neutering your Male Dog

By March 24, 2015 0 Comments

Neutering or castration of your male dog is a surgical procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. It involves the removal of both testicles. It is a safe procedure and has no detrimental effect on health or behaviour regardless of the age it is done. The procedure can be done from 5 months of age. Castration…

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Spaying your Female Cat

What is Spaying? Spaying your female cat is a surgical procedure carried out under general anaesthesia to remove of her ovaries and womb so she cannot come into heat and cannot become pregnant. Spaying is the safest and best way to prevent your female cat having unwanted kittens. It can be done from 5 months of age….

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Neutering your Male Cat

Neutering or castrating your male cat is a surgical procedure carried out under general anaesthetic to remove both testicles. Castration can be done from 4 months of age. Neutering is a simple, safe procedure routinely carried out at City Vet and it is the best way to control your cat’s reproduction. We recommend neutering all cats because…

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Care of a New Kitten

By March 11, 2015 0 Comments
New Kitten

Congratulations on the arrival of your new kitten. Owning a kitten is a wonderful experience and should be a happy one for you, your family and your kitten. A new kitten quickly becomes a part of the family and most owners want it to be healthy and to remain healthy. This is a guide to…

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Raising Orphan Kittens

By March 11, 2015 0 Comments

Raising an orphaned kittens can be a very heartwarming and rewarding experience; it takes a great deal of care and commitment as they are particularly difficult to raise successfully. They have special needs and require intensive nursing care if they are to survive.   Problems for orphaned kittens Three common and potentially life-threatening problems in…

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Care of a Rabbit

By March 11, 2015 0 Comments

Rabbits make intelligent and friendly pets. The following information is to help you enjoy a happy and healthy relationship with your new rabbit. In addition to this handout there are a number of excellent books on the topic of rabbit health care available from Petmania. Vaccinations Rabbits should be vaccinated against dis-eases including haemorrhagic viral…

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Care of a Guinea Pig

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Guinea pigs (Cavies) originate from Peru where they roam about the countryside in family groups usually comprised of one male and a group of females and their young. They can be kept indoors or in an outdoor hutch. Although naturally nervous they soon become used to gentle handling and rarely bite. It is advisable to…

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Worms in Dogs and Cats

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Worms are internal parasites and numerous species affect dogs and cats. They occur in a variety of organs, including lungs, heart, blood vessels, kidney, eye, but mainly in the bowel. The most common worms are classed into two main groups; roundworms and tapeworm that live in the bowel. Although quite common, worms rarely cause serious…

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Winter Safety Advice

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Animals are very sensitive to the cold in the same way that we are. With more extremely cold weather on the way it is very important that they are not forgotten about at this time of year. Please read the following tips to ensure your pet avoids unnecessary illness or injury this winter: ·  Animals…

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Summer Tips

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments

Top Tips for Healthy Pets this Summer! Now that summer is here pet owners will no doubt be taking their dogs for walks more frequently, while cats will want to spend as much time as possible out in the sunshine. Exposure to other animals and the environment can increase the likelihood of your pet coming…

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