Victoria Vets

September 2017

Cleaning your dog's ears - top tip video

Watch this video on how to clean your dog's ears

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September 2017

Nurse vacancy

We are currently looking for a veterinary nurse to join our clinical team in Glossop. Do you have what it takes to join us?

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September 2017

Head tilt in dogs – what does it mean?

If you find one day that your beloved pet is suddenly holding its head to one side, don’t just assume it’s a stroke and that there is nothing you can do

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September 2017

Knee injuries in dogs – cruciate disease

Cruciate ligament damage is very common and often happens when out playing and exercising. Find out which dogs are at risk

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September 2017

Treating cancer in dogs and cats

We have numerous ways we can help treat our patients with cancer. Find out what we can do

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September 2017

Understanding pet loss

The thought of losing your pet causes intense anxiety for most of us and we usually try to avoid talking about it. We suggest how you can cope

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September 2017

Keeping your rabbit safe outdoors

To keep your rabbit healthy outside it’s wise to be aware of possible hazards in the garden. See our top tips on keeping your garden safe

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August 2017

Laryngeal Paralysis – dogs at risk

Some dogs develop a harsh breathing sound in hot weather and when at exercise. Don't ignore this warning sign

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August 2017

Grass - it's a problem for cats

We see many cats at this time of year with grass lodged in the nose or throat. Do you know what to do?

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August 2017

Heatstroke reminder

Every year throughout the summer we discuss heat stroke and with all the warm weather we've had so far we thought we'd ask for some help

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August 2017

Sneezing rabbits – a difficult condition to cure

Chronic nasal discharge and sneezing in rabbits can be difficult to cure. We've got 6 ways to prevent the problem

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August 2017

Pain relief for pets – before during and after operations

Did you know we give pain relief before and after an operation? Find out more about what we use

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July 2017

Cat fleas – at this time of year they’re a big problem

Summer is when cat fleas are at their worst. Check for the tell-tale signs and contact us for an appointment if you think your pet has a problem

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July 2017

Practice First Date

See how our staff at Victoria Vets work hard to keep all our clients happy

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July 2017

Lots of wonderful news - two new arrivals

It's been a good summer so far at Victoria Vets, with two great news stories we need to share with you

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July 2017

Sunburn – it affects our pets as well

Our pets can get sunburn in extreme sunny weather with serious skin problems developing over time. Protect them by taking some simple precautions

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July 2017

Vaccinate your rabbit and save its life

We believe vaccinations are one of the best gifts you can give your rabbit, and with it will come the chance of them living a long and happy life

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July 2017

Cuts and wounds – first aid tips

Some helpful advice on how to cope with simple wounds at home. A what to do and how to do it guide

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July 2017

Alabama Rot – a deadly dog disease

Alabama Rot is a rare and extremely unpleasant disease of dogs which we would like to bring to your attention.

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June 2017

Act now to prevent kennel cough

Like many other vets in an around the UK we see a fair bit of kennel cough during the summer. Know the signs and act now to prevent the problem

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June 2017

Pre-anaesthetic blood tests

Checking your pet's blood before an anaesthetic has some important benefits. Find out what we look at and why

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June 2017

Lungworm in dogs

Find out about lungworm in dogs and check an interactive map to find out how many cases have been confirmed in your area

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June 2017

Adopting a cat - plan and prepare

We’ve helped rehome many cats over the years. Not every pairing works, but with a little time and effort it is possible to get it right

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June 2017

Feline Tuberculosis – what is it?

Feline tuberculosis can infect cats from contact with infected animals and unpasteurised cows milk. Find out about the signs and what you need to do

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June 2017

Is your rabbit fibre fit?

Of all the problems we see in rabbits, most of them are as a result of feeding the wrong diet. Find out why fibre is so important

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May 2017

Anal gland disease – a problem for both dogs and cats

Anal gland disease is a common problem in dogs and cats. We look at some of the signs and 6 common treatments

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May 2017

Fleas – it’s that time of year again

We've got some fascinating facts! We also discuss the problems they cause and offer some seasonal advice

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May 2017

Taking care of your dog’s ears

Keeping your dog’s ears clean and disease free is important. We go through some key steps to help achieve good aural hygiene

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May 2017

Cancer awareness – 12 warning signs

Cancer is one of those conditions that all pet owners dread.  Early detection is essential to help make treatment as successful as possible

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April 2017

Preventing itchy cats

At this time of year we start to see an increase in the numbers of itchy cats. We've got 5 ways to help

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April 2017

Treating allergies

This article is for anyone with an itchy pet, as we run through some of the key treatments we use.

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April 2017

Urticaria and anaphylaxis

Have you ever noticed small raised bumps in the skin of your pet particularly around the eyes, muzzle or chest?

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April 2017

Bee stings – do you know what to do?

We’ve got some tips to help you look after your pet if they are unlucky to enough to get stung as they venture out in the garden and countryside

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April 2017

Hairballs – what are they and why do they occur?

Hairballs can be distressing to both owner and animal – they’re also messy to clean up, so any help to treat and prevent them is welcome.

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April 2017

Lyme disease in dogs – signs and control

Lyme disease is a debilitating disease that can infect both dogs and humans in the UK. Know the signs and become tick aware

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April 2017

National Pet Month

National Pet Month is now in its 27th year, and once again is supporting and promoting responsible pet ownership for the whole of the month of April

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April 2017

First Aid – do you know how to respond in an emergency?

Do you know how to manage a pet emergency situation safely and effectively? We've got 10 Golden rules

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March 2017

Worming your dog

The three main types of worm affecting dogs are roundworms, tapeworms and lungworms. We look at why they are a problem and why your pet needs regular treatment

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March 2017

Guinea pigs – your questions answered

We have 7 guinea pig questions - read on if you have one of these great little pets and find out our answers

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March 2017

Wellness Blood Testing

Animals are great at hiding disease, and we often find that by the time they look unwell, it’s more difficult to help them. We look at why and what we test in wellness blood tests

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March 2017

Pet poisoning – how to recognise a problem

Our pets can’t speak to us and tell us when they’re unwell - we tell you 7 ways to know if your pet has been poisoned

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March 2017

Feline leukaemia virus – our guide to this deadly disease

It’s estimated that 1 in 100 cats in Britain is permanently infected with Feline Leukaemia Virus. Do you know the signs and what to do?

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March 2017

Pet care when you’re on holiday – your choices

When you go on holiday, how do you decide between pet sitters and boarding? We take a look at the differences and try to help you make a decision

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February 2017

Matt's marathon challenge!

Our vet Matt has the exciting opportunity to take part in the London Marathon this year. Find out which charity he's supporting - can you support him?

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February 2017

Dental procedures - what to expect

Dental operation are very common in our practice. We take a look at what's involved and why they are necessary

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February 2017

Brushing your dog's teeth

Do you know how to look for signs of dental disease in your dog?  We've got lots of tips and advice on how to keep them clean and healthy

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February 2017

Neutering awareness

World spay day is in February, so we thought we'd share with you an article on the pro's and con's of neutering - well worth a read

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February 2017

Slug bait - metaldehyde poisoning

Slug bait poisoning occurs when pets eat slug or snail bait that contains the drug metaldehyde. It can have devastating consequences; know the signs and take action fast

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February 2017

Rabbit enrichment

Anyone owning a pet rabbit will know how important it is to give them things to do and play with. We've got some great ideas to make the life of your pet more interesting and fulfilling

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February 2017

Bird flu – what’s going on?

If you keep chickens, you will no doubt have heard about the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza - we look at the rules, signs and what you need to do

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January 2017

New Year resolutions – weight loss 5 ways

Is 2017 the time to take a look at your pet’s body condition and help them achieve a healthy body shape

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January 2017

Dirty cats – a house soiling problem

If you have a cat, you are quite likely to face the litter tray challenge regularly. We answer why cats cat become inappropriate when toileting

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January 2017

Wow! - Christmas appeal winner

We had some wonderful generosity from all our clients in Glossop and Chapel this year as we gathered a huge collection of goodies for local animal charities

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January 2017

New Veterinary Nurse

We have a great new member of the nursing team - read all about Helen McEntee

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January 2017

Petplan Awards – have you nominated anyone?

If you think our practice or someone in our team deserves a thank you, nominate them today for a prestigious Veterinary Award

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January 2017

House training your dog

This month we run through some of the key features of house training a dog. Find out how everyone can work towards a common goal

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January 2017

Help with smells and stains

If you have animals in the house you’ll know that accidents happen. Here's our advice on how to keep the home looking clean and smelling fresh.

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January 2017

Chocolate poisoning – know what to do

Know the signs of chocolate poisoning and make sure you know what to do in an emergency

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December 2016

15 ways to help your pet have a Happy Christmas

With Christmas just round the corner, we've got some great practical advice on how to keep your pets safe and happy over the festive period

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December 2016

Christmas calm – a canine solution

The key to keeping a dog happy is to stick to the normal routine as much possible. Check our 5 steps to keeping your dog stress free at Christmas

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December 2016

Winter feeding rabbits

What should you feed your rabbit during the winter. A healthy balance of hay, nuggets, greens and water is key. Read more to find out the detail

 

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December 2016

Canine Coughing - 5 common causes

There could be all sorts of reasons your dog may start coughing. In this news item, we thought we’d mention 5 of the more common reasons.

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December 2016

Road safety for cats

Read our road safety article to find out about our 7 top tips on keeping your cat safe

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December 2016

First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

What would you do if your pet was injured? we've got 7 simple suggestions to make dealing with an emergency a success

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November 2016

Bubbles weight loss winner

Bubbles first came to the practice in February 2015 weighing 6.86kg! Find out how one of our fatty felines reached her ideal weight by losing 1/3 of her bodyweight

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November 2016

Feline Diabetes - could your cat be affected?

Diabetes is an common disease in which a cat's body either doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't use insulin properly. Do you know the signs, causes and treatment options?

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November 2016

Kidney disease in cats – do you know the signs?

If you have a cat in middle age or older, you need to be aware of the potential problems caused by kidney disease. There are many things you can do to help minimise the risks

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November 2016

15 winter care tips for dogs and cats

Winter brings all sorts of challenges for our pets, so this month we thought we'd share with you some practical ways you can help keep your dog and cat safe

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November 2016

Staff News

We'd like to introduce you to our newest member of our Veterinary team

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November 2016

Prepare your rabbit for winter

With the summer gone, we turn our attention towards animal care in the winter. In this feature our vets give you some practical tips on keeping your pet rabbit safe and well

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November 2016

Canine diabetes - take our advice

Canine diabetes is one of the most common hormonal diseases in dogs. If undiagnosed and untreated, a dog will rapidly deteriorate. Make sure you know the signs and get help if you're concerned

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October 2016

Frightened of fireworks?

It won't be long before Halloween and Bonfire Night appear. With this come the dreaded bangs and flashes of fireworks. We have lots of helpful advice.

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October 2016

Feline asthma

Feline asthma is an incurable, chronic condition affecting as many as 1% of cats in the UK. If your cat is coughing, find out more.

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October 2016

Noise phobias in rabbits

We’re probably all aware of the distress that fireworks can cause to dogs, but how often do we think of rabbits? Take action before it causes too much harm.

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October 2016

E-cigarette warning

Take care if your pet has access to vaping fluids. The risks are high.

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October 2016

Feline idiopathic cystitis

Cystitis in cats is a very common problem, which can be most frustrating to resolve. If you have a cat with recurring problems, we can explain more.

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September 2016

Seven causes of lameness in dogs

We see many dogs every week showing signs of lameness. Some have only a slight limp, others have a significant problem. We look at 7 of the most common problems we encounter.

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September 2016

Emergency care for your rabbit

Do you know what to look for if your rabbit is unwell and needs urgent treatment? Check our list of common rabbit emergencies.

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September 2016

Pet Insurance – make the right choice

Choosing the right Pet Insurance is critical, so make sure you ask us for help and advice. We've got 6 important things to consider before making your choice

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September 2016

Feline Obesity - we can help

Health issues as a result of obesity are very common these days, and at our practice we are seeing more and more patients with a problem. The good news is we can help you and your pet. Know the signs and what to do.

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August 2016

Stress in dogs

Our ability to examine and check an animal properly is significantly affected by how well behaved they are, and this is often linked to how stressed they are. We look at the signs of stress in a dog and the do's and don't's of canine behaviour

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August 2016

6 common ear diseases in cats

This month we thought we’d tell you about some of the more common ear problems we see in cats. You'll be pre-warned and on the look out.

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August 2016

How to apply ear drops safely to your cat

No need to worry or struggle to use ear drops prescribed for your pet anymore. Just read our simple 9 step guide and let the medicine do its job.

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August 2016

Lyme disease in dogs – signs and control

At this time of year, ticks can become a real problem for pet owners. Both dogs and cats are frequently bitten, with serious health complications if the tick is carrying disease. We take a look at Lyme disease and discuss the common signs and treatments.

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August 2016

Flystrike - it’s that time of year again

Flystrike is a terrible condition that affects rabbits at this time of year. We always treat it as an emergency so make sure you know the signs and how to prevent it.

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July 2016

10 ways to ensure your dog enjoys a family holiday

With summer holidays nearly here, our vets at Victoria Vets have put together a simple checklist to make sure you are all prepared when taking your dog on holiday.

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July 2016

Taking your cat to the vet - 12 top tips

For most cats, a visit to the surgery can be stressful. Even though we try our hardest to make the experience as pleasant as possible, it’s inevitable that there will be lots to unsettle your pet.

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July 2016

Keeping your rabbit cool in summer

As the summer warms up, it’s time to make sure pet rabbits are kept safe and protected from overheating. Our team at Victoria Vets have some ideas on how to achieve this with minimal effort.

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July 2016

Blue green algae

Blue-green algae in the UK can become a serious problem at this time of year.  Find out more and keep your pet safe.

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June 2016

Allergic skin disease - a feline problem

At this time of year, many of our feline patients develop a problem with their skin. Itching and scratching, nibbling and chewing. We discuss the common causes of allergic skin disease in cats with some of the common treatments

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June 2016

Worming your dog

This month we thought we’d talk a little about worms, particularly the one’s which are a problem for dogs.

We’re concentrating on the three main types of worm affecting dogs: roundworms, tapeworms and lungworms.

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June 2016

Dogs die in hot cars

It’s that time of year again when we should all be on the lookout for the safety of dogs in cars. Too many people seem to be unaware of how hot it can get inside a car when parked in the sun.

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June 2016

Bonding rabbits

As part of this years Rabbit Awareness Week, which runs from 18th – 26th June, we thought we’d give you some top tips on Bonding Rabbits.

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May 2016

Grass – a problem for cats

Grass blade foreign body - if you’re a cat owner, you may have come across this condition before. Cats love to chew grass, but it can be a real problem. At this time of year, we’re often presented with an otherwise healthy cat showing signs of a sudden onset upper airway problem.

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May 2016

Insure your rabbit

With summer weather on the way, it’s wise to give some serious thought to the welfare of your rabbit. They are always at risk from fly strike, gastrointestinal disease and pasteurellosis, so be prepared for the worst.

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May 2016

Canine uterine infections

A ‘pyometra’ is the medical term for an infection in the womb. It can be a life-threatening problem for dogs so needs to be dealt with urgently. All our vets and nurses at Victoria Vets are used to seeing this problem, so don’t delay.

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May 2016

Snake bites – do you know what to do?

At this time of year, adder bites are more likely to occur. The snake is emerging from its hibernation, and on warm sunny days they can be found basking on rocks on the moors, in woods and on rough ground.

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April 2016

Veterinary Nursing

Have you ever wondered what is involved in the average day for a veterinary nurse? At Victoria Vets we couldn’t survive without our highly experienced clinical team of nurses. They’re involved in all aspects of your pets visit to our surgery, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

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April 2016

Dog breath – keep it fresh

Bad breath in dogs is common, but that doesn’t mean you should accept it as normal.

With over 80% of dogs having some sign of dental disease, we see problem cases literally every day at Victoria Vets .

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April 2016

Tick facts

Read our tick fact sheet to make sure you know why and how to remove them.

Where can you find ticks, what diseases to they carry, how can you prevent them and best ways to remove them...

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April 2016

Our guide to applying tick treatment

Do you know how to apply tick treatment with minimal fuss and maximum effect? Watch our video and we'll show you how.

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April 2016

7 ways to keep your cat healthy

Cats seem to vary from being either fit as a fiddle without a care in the world to constantly in the wars. Wherever your cat fits on this spectrum, here are 7 top tips for keeping your cat healthy.

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April 2016

Rabbits at risk from E.Cuniculi

E.Cuniculi is a protozoal parasite that infects pet rabbits throughout the world. It’s widespread in the UK, affecting over 50% of the pet population, and in many of these animals can cause serious and debilitating disease.

 

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March 2016

How do you know if your dog is overweight?

It’s easy to have allowed a few extra pounds to accumulate over the winter and it’s no different for out pet dogs, so we thought we’d give a few clues to help you find out if your dog is overweight.

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March 2016

Microchipping and the Law

Did you know that from April 6th anyone with a dog in the UK has to ensure that their dog is properly microchipped? Failure to do this could result in a fine up to £500.

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March 2016

Litter tray success

There’s nothing worse than having a cat that toilets in the wrong place around the house and there’s no doubt that litter training is a vital part of making sure your new kitten fits in happily with the family.

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March 2016

Incontinence in dogs

Many of our patients suffer from urinary incontinence, particularly as they get older. For some dogs the problem can start even earlier in life, but we’d generally expect to see this problem from middle age onwards.

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March 2016

Neutering your rabbit

Rabbits are becoming more and more popular, and at Victoria Vets we’re certainly seeing more. They are clever, interactive social pets providing all the family with lots of fun and entertainment.

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February 2016

Why vaccinate your dog?

Why do we vaccinate dogs? Our vets at Victoria Vets feel strongly that prevention is better than cure, and vaccinating your pet dog is one of the best things you can do to help them live a healthy happy life.

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February 2016

Rabbit safety - 6 ways to rabbit proof your home

Many of our clients in Glossop keep pet rabbits inside their own homes, and they need to make sure their rabbit and home are safe. We’ve got six essential ways to stay safe.

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February 2016

Throwing sticks - game or gamble?

There has been a lot of discussion in the news recently about throwing sticks for dogs. We see a number of stick injuries each year and unfortunately we have also seen the occasional death.

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January 2016

Is your cat a couch potato?

Many cats living in Glossop in the 21st century have a wonderful life. Their willing loving owners provide their food, bedding and security. Find out if your cat could do with a little more exercise and less food.

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January 2016

Prevention, treatment and care of arthritis

Prevention is better than cure - find out how you can help avoid your dog succumbing to Arthritis with our step by step guide.

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January 2016

What are the signs of arthritis?

At Victoria Vets we see dogs of all ages and breeds limping their way into the surgery in various degrees of pain. Find out the causes as well as options for treatment.

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January 2016

Red urine in rabbits

Over the years we’ve have had many worried owners rushing into Victoria Vets thinking their rabbit has blood in its urine. The sudden sight of red may not always be as bad as you fear.

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January 2016

Antifreeze poisoning - it's so common

Antifreeze is very dangerous to dogs, cats, rabbits and most wildlife. It contains ethylene glycol and is used to prevent freezing of water in car radiator coolant, windshield deicing agents, motor oils and hydraulic brake fluid.

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