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Preparing your pet for life after lockdown

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Apr 07 2021

How do you feel about the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions? Relieved? Anxious? If we could ask our pets the same question, we’re fairly certain their answers would put them in one of two camps; those who are looking forward to the peace and quiet and those dreading not being with us 24/7. If your pet falls into the first category, they’ll probably resume their daily napping-schedule quite happily. The pets (mostly dogs) who might…

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Animal Ark – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) April 2021 Update

Posted by Lyndon Basha in News, Special Offers & Alerts | Article permalink on Apr 07 2021

We are continuing to offer a full a range of services for our patients, whilst adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. As a practice, we have adopted a contactless approach to appointments. We will continue to provide the same high-quality services with the same friendly, caring people, just delivered in a way that protects our clients and teams from local outbreaks of COVID-19. We are working in smaller teams to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and…

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Bacterial skin infections in dogs

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Apr 04 2021

Bacterial skin infections can have many causes, such as allergies. Regardless of the reason, skin infections require swift action by pet owners as they cause itching and pain. Some dogs are more vulnerable to develop bacterial skin infections than others. It’s important to check common areas like the paws, groins and armpits. Skinfolds are particularly prone to skin infections, and dogs with heavy pendulous ears are very susceptible to infections. These infections happen because long,…

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Top tips for new puppy owners

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Apr 01 2021

Tips and advice for new puppy owners As we get closer to COVID-19 related restrictions being slowly relaxed you’ll be looking forward to getting out and about more with your new puppy. Or, perhaps you’re thinking of buying a new puppy as life returns back to some kind of normal? Whatever your circumstances, we’ve put together a few tips for all new puppy parents. First things first – vaccinations It’s essential for the health of…

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Neutering puppies and kittens

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Mar 26 2021

Did you know…neutering can have significant healthcare benefits for your pet? Here are just a few of the benefits… Kittens It is usual for male kittens to be castrated from around four months of age before they start developing habits such as urine marking around the house. Female kittens come in to heat every three weeks and become pregnant very easily. Therefore, we advise spaying from around four months of age. Puppies We usually recommend…

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Keeping your dog safe whilst out and about this summer

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Mar 26 2021

If you’re planning on getting out and about in the UK this summer, whether just for the day or for a longer period, we have some tips and advice for you and your pet.    With so many dog-friendly campsites, holiday cottages, hotels and caravans available, your dog will enjoy the adventure just as much as you. Dog-friendly beaches and parks are the perfect settings for your canine companion who loves to play; but you should…

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The importance of microchipping your pet

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Mar 26 2021

Keeping our pets safe is important to all of us as pet owners. They trust us with their care and protection and, as well as feeding, exercising and cuddling them, that includes identifying them so that we can be reunited if we are parted. A microchip literally identifies your pet as belonging to you. It contains your details as an owner, which are stored on a central pet database. By scanning this microchip, a vet…

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Going to the beach with your dog this summer?

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Mar 26 2021

With restrictions on holidays abroad and ongoing updates to the quarantine list, many people are opting for a ‘staycation’ in the UK this year. If your summer plans involve a trip to one of our beautiful beaches and your dog is lucky enough to be joining you, here are some things to be mindful of: Heatstroke Remember that dogs are prone to feeling the effects of the sun too, with dehydration being a danger to…

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Keeping your dog safe during car travel

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Mar 25 2021

t’s hard not to smile when you see a dog with its head out of the window in a travelling car. They look so happy and carefree! But travelling with an unrestrained dog could be a real risk – to them, to you, and to other drivers. If you’re going to be out and about on the road with your dog this summer, here are some things to consider to keep everyone safe. What does…

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Protect your pet from the sun

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Mar 25 2021

As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which are brought on by hot weather, including sunburn, foot pad burns, dehydration and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke. While heat stress is more common during the summer months, it can occur at any time throughout the year. A state of hyperthermia, heatstroke occurs when…

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