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Category Archive for: ‘Dogs’

  • Can you stop dogs swallowing rocks?

    Q: OUR dog has been to the vets this week for surgery. It is the third time he has swallowed a stone which got stuck and had to be removed. How can we stop this happening again? A: It certainly sounds like you have a …

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  • Kennel cough concerns

    Q I TOOK my dog to the vets because he started coughing. The vet said he has kennel cough but he hasn’t been in the kennels. How has he got this and can I prevent this happening again in the future? A Kennel cough is …

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  • Ask the vet – What is the best food to feed my dog?

    Do you need expert advice about your pet? Each week KATE HORNBY (BSc BVMS MRCVS), a vet at Grove Veterinary Centre, answers your questions There are several factors that determine what type of food is best for your dog. Firstly the food needs to suit …

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  • Microchip code will identify pet if it gets lost

    MICROCHIPPING pets gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to their owners if they become lost or are stolen. June is National Microchipping Month – and any pets can be microchipped including cats, dogs, rabbits and horses. All pet owners are advised …

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  • Where to get a dog & where not to get a dog!

    A dog lives on average 12+ years – these days that means a dogs life is longer than the average marriage, so it makes sense to put as much thought (if not more!) into where you get your dog from, as you would in deciding …

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  • Treats important to rewarding dog during training

    Are you concerned about your dog’s behaviour or do you have any questions about training? Dog training and behaviour consultant, SADIE BRUNSKILL, of Ulverston, is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and promotes force-free training IN this second part of a two-part series on …

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    Ask the vet

    Do you need expert advice about your pet? Each week KATE HORNBY (BSc BVMS MRCVS), a vet at Grove Veterinary Centre, answers your questions Q: “LAST year I took my dog to the vets because he was biting and scratching all over. The vet said …

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  • Ask the vet

    Do you need expert advice about your pet? Every week Kate Hornby (BSc BVMS MRCVS), a vet at Grove Veterinary Centre in Barrow-in-Furness , gives advice on looking after pets Conditions may be avoided with some extra care I hope I don’t jinx things by …

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  • Copeland stray dogs

    A dog that is loose or escapes into a public place and is not under supervision can be a menace. A stray dog will foul, can be aggressive and in some circumstances may attack people. They may also cause road accidents, worry livestock and injure …

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  • Carlisle strays welfare

    Animal Welfare If you suspect that an animal of any kind is being subjected to any form or cruelty then the only organisation that can legally deal with this is the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to contact the National …

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