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Does my pet have heat stroke?

Does my pet have heat stroke?

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Most domestic pets are covered with fur and so can’t regulate their body temperature by sweating. They rely on other mechanisms to cool their...
Lurchers are looking for love

Lurchers are looking for love

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We currently have four beautiful lurchers who are all looking for their new forever homes. Flower (pictured) is a two-year-old saluki cross. She is a...
HAPPY CHAPPIES: Sam with Rosie

‘Rehounding’ success for carer appeal

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Meet Sam Candy and her dog, Rosie, the first new recruit who responded to our appeal for doggie volunteers to visit Dorset care homes. The...
A new pet in your family?

A new pet in your family?

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Introducing a new pet into the family is exciting, but there’s also a huge amount of responsibility. Here’s a checklist to ensure your new arrival...
How to keep it cool for cats

How to keep it cool for cats

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Feline sun worshipers! Cats can overheat in hot weather, so it’s important to provide them with an environment to help keep them cool. Cats only sweat through...
Vetsmiths, pets with fleas

The often itchy issue of fleas

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Fleas are often considered to be a seasonal nuisance, irritating for your pet as well as being annoying for you if you get nipped...
Vetsmiths Adder

About dogs and adder bites

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With the weather warming up, adders (the only venomous snake in the UK) have been seen locally and dogs can occasionally be bitten. Although...
High blood pressure in cats

High blood pressure in cats

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Did you know that 11 human years is equivalent to 60 cat years? And just like people, high blood pressure is an increased risk as cats...
Waggy Tails Rescue, Dog Rescue

A message from Waggy Tails Rescue

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Ralph is a five-year-old pug who loves everyone. He has a typical pug nature – he can be stubborn but he is full of...
The signs of Alabama rot in dogs

The signs of Alabama rot in dogs

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Alabama rot or Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) was first identified in the UK in 2012. There have been more than 290 confirmed cases,...