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Rabbit Dental Care

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

Unlike domestic dogs and cats, a rabbit’s teeth never stop growing and can grow nearly 2mm a week. Wild rabbits adapt for this growth by chewing daily on coarse grass and other vegetation that helps to wear down the crowns of their teeth. Pet rabbits are not typically offered access to the same type of vegetation and often consume dry pellets as the bulk of their diet. Domestic rabbits also receive less sunlight when compared…

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

Posted by Lyndon Basha in News, Special Offers & Alerts | Article permalink on Jan 25 2021

Following the recent ‘stay at home’ and lockdown orders issued on 4th January 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…

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Advice on grooming your cat or dog at home

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Jan 23 2021

Grooming is an important part of pet welfare and wellbeing and should be carried out regularly. Spending time grooming your dog or cat can benefit your own mental health and improve your relationship with them. It is a good idea to start getting your pets used to grooming from an early age.  It’s also a good opportunity to look for any abnormalities or changes in their physical condition, like lumps, bumps or skin lesions that…

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Nutritional advice for dogs and cats

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Jan 23 2021

When we think about weight management in pets it can be easy to focus on their exercise routine and how active they might, or might not, be. However, getting them out for their daily walk is only part of it, and in fact what they eat from one day to the next plays an equally important role. We all know that the better our diet and the healthier our food, then the higher the chance…

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Starting your puppy off right!

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Jan 20 2021

If you’ve recently got a new puppy, you may be wondering how to give them the best start to life. According to Dogs Trust, the first four months of a puppy’s life are crucial. It is when they learn what to make of all the things they experience in the world. Problems can arise when puppies do not receive training or are not familiarised with their environment early on. As dogs get older, they can…

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January is National Walk Your Dog Month

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Dec 17 2020

If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that every month is walk your dog month; our canine friends need regular exercise all year round! But during January – with the enjoyment of Christmas a distant memory, the cold weather continuing, and those dreaded January blues to deal with – it can be tempting to put off walking your dog. Walking your dog can bring benefits for both of you, which can be especially important in…

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Tooth Brushing Guide for Small Animals

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Dec 17 2020

Brushing is by far the best method of keeping your pet’s teeth clean and is more successful if taken in stages. Ideally, it would help if you brushed your dog’s teeth at least once daily or three times at a minimum to help remove plaque and prevent tartar build-up. STAGE 1: Build confidence • Smaller pets can be placed at a comfortable working height where they feel secure, on a chair, table or lap covered…

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Pet passports no longer valid from 1 January 2021

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Dec 16 2020

You can no longer use a pet passport issued in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) for travel to an EU country or Northern Ireland. You can still use a pet passport issued in an EU country or Northern Ireland. Instead, pets travelling from Great Britain to an EU country or Northern Ireland will need an Animal Health Certificate (up to five pets on one certificate). Your pet must: Have a functioning microchip Have a rabies vaccination at least…

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Holiday Opening Hours 2020

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Dec 09 2020

With the holiday season around the corner and so much uncertainty, we wanted to ensure we had our opening times for the festive period in place for you. As always we remain available 24 hours a day for on-site emergency care throughout. See below our opening times over the festive period for routine consultations, collection of food and medications. Christmas Eve 8-5pm Christmas Day Bank Holiday Emergencies Saturday 26th 8-3pm Sunday 27th 8-12pm Monday 28th Bank Holiday Emergencies…

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Our Warmest Wishes for the Coming Holiday Season

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Dec 03 2020

It is difficult to add new descriptions and commentary to the vast amount that has already been written about 2020. However, we wanted to take this opportunity to say a big “Thank You” ? Thank you for continuing to place your trust in us to look after your pets. Thank you for being understanding as we have worked together to create a Covid safe environment for you, your pets and our team. Thank you to…

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