Bollington Veterinary Centre

1st December 2017

Keep your pet safe this Christmas

Keep your pet safe this Christmas by following out 10 top tips

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1st December 2017

Antifreeze – a winter threat to our pets

Antifreeze is very dangerous to dogs, cats, rabbits and wildlife. Know the signs and find out what we can do

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1st December 2017

Canine incontinence

Canine incontinence affects many dogs in our practice. If your dog is having problems, we have a solution

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1st December 2017

Eye emergencies in dogs and cats

Some eye conditions are real emergencies and need urgent attention. Find out the 8 most serious conditions we see in dogs and cats

 

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1st December 2017

Windyway Collection

Can you help the Windyway Trust this winter by donating some gifts? Find out what they need

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1st December 2017

Christmas Quiz

Why not enter our Christmas Quiz and you'll have a chance to win a £10 voucher

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1st November 2017

Choosing the right pet insurance

Pet insurance can offset most of the costs of veterinary care at the time you need it most. Be informed and make the right choice

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1st November 2017

Degenerative joint disease in cats

We recognise this condition when there is progressive and permanent damage to the cartilage found in joints. Do you know what to look for in your cat?

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1st November 2017

Does your pet drink too much?

If your dog or cat is drinking more than usual we’ll need to check that there isn’t a more serious underlying medical condition

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1st November 2017

Finding flea dirt

Do you know how to find and identify fleas and flea dirt on your pet? Watch our video to show you how and beat those winter itches

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1st November 2017

Care with conkers and acorns

Keep an eye out for conkers and acorns when out on a walk with your dog - read on and find out why

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2nd October 2017

PLEASE FILL IN OUR CUSTOMER SURVEY

We want your feedback. Please tell us what you think of our practice by completing our short survey today

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1st October 2017

Halloween safety – 5 top tips

The unexpected arrival of some strangers at the door on a dark night can throw some nasty surprises and frighten our pets. We've got 5 ways to keep your pets safe

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1st October 2017

Firework Season is coming

Many of our pets don’t enjoy the fireworks. To help with the ‘Firework Season’ we’ve put together some tips to help you and your pet deal with the stress

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1st October 2017

Corneal Ulcers

Corneal ulcers are defects of the ‘cornea’ which cause many of our patients' problems throughout the year. We see them all the time, so this month we thought we’d tell you a bit more

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1st October 2017

Caring for ageing pets

Our pets are living longer and have healthier lives due to advances in preventative medicine, lifestyle and diets.  As they age, we should be checking them regularly for key changes. In this article we tell you what to look out for

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1st October 2017

Arriving for an anaesthetic

Agreeing to let your pet be anaesthetised is a big decision. It helps if you know what to expect so we’ve tried to answer some of the common questions we’re asked

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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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3rd 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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2nd 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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2nd 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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2nd 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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2nd 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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1st June 2017

Family Fun Dog Show

Come along and join the fun at the Family Fun Dog Show on 18th June. Everyone is welcome

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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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2nd April 2017

Lucky puppy

5 month old Riley and his owner had their world turned upside down recently when they were both hit by car on their afternoon walk in Pott Shrigley. Find out what happened next

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1st April 2017

MiHealthyPet Plan

Spread the cost of your routine preventative health care and save yourself money

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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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2nd February 2017

The importance of regular health checks

Do healthy animals need regular health checks? Read Holly's story to find the answer

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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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5th January 2017

Take part in our 8 Week Weight Loss Challenge

Start the new year for your pet the healthy way - if your pet has put on a few pounds, join our challenge. We're here to help

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4th 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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4th 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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4th 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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2nd January 2017

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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1st 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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1st 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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1st 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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