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Keeping your pet safe this autumn

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Oct 04 2020

The change of season from summer to autumn sees lots of changes in nature and our surroundings – greens turn to rust and gold, leaves fall and summer flowers give way to berries. As always there are things we need to be aware of that may affect our pets and their wellbeing. Here are some things to look out for this autumn.  Conkers and acorns  Hunting for conkers is one of autumn’s pleasures – searching through crunchy leaves until you…

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World Heart Day 29 September 2020

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Sep 27 2020

We celebrate World Heart Day today on 29 September 2020. This is the world’s biggest awareness-raising platform for cardiovascular disease (CVD) which is accountable for nearly half of all non-communicable disease deaths in humans. Did you know that heart conditions affect our pets too?  Within our group of practices, we have cardiology specialists available who investigate all aspects of heart disease. In the first instance, if you have concerns that your pet has symptoms, please…

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How to ensure your dog is a healthy weight

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Sep 27 2020

Dogs, like humans, can be prone to gaining weight. This in turn can cause health problems like diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart and respiratory problems, and could reduce your dog’s life expectancy. Here we look at some tips to help get your pet pooch in good physical shape.  How to tell if your dog is overweight  Sometimes you only need to look at a dog to see they’re overweight, but some breeds’ condition may be difficult to assess, especially if…

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Introducing a new pet into the household

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Sep 19 2020

Getting a new pet is an exciting experience, and naturally, you are keen to get them back home to begin life as part of the family. However, for your new pet this can be a very stressful occasion, therefore it is important to ensure that you have fully prepared for their arrival and take things nice and slow to make their integration into your home a successful one. We have put together some top tips…

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How to teach your dog to walk with a lead

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

Training a dog to walk on a lead comfortably and safely is one of the most critical skills that you will teach your dog as a responsible pet owner. Before you start, make sure you have the right equipment for training your dog. We recommend that you speak to your vet about the best type of harness and lead suitable for your dog’s breed. By getting the right equipment, you will ensure you get off…

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Bonfire Night Preparation

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Sep 11 2020

Preparing your pets and keeping them safe and calm on bonfire night and other seasonal events. Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Diwali. Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright flashes. Preparing your pet early can make a significant difference and will help your pet cope throughout the seasonal events…

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Senior Pet Focus

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Sep 11 2020

As we age, we begin to experience certain health conditions that are linked to getting older. The same is true for our pets; the only difference being that they are unable to tell us if they are not feeling well. That’s why it is important to be looking out for any signs and symptoms that could highlight that something isn’t quite right. Below we focus on several of the most common conditions that might affect…

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Do you ever wonder why your pet needs its annual boosters?

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

Let’s look at why annual visits are important for your pet.  My pet only had its primary vaccines, is that okay? It is a misunderstanding amongst some pet owners, that following the vaccination, pets are protected against diseases for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case and can cause the expense of their puppy or kitten’s health and, in extreme cases, the loss of a pet. Some clients may have the misconception…

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Protect your dog against Kennel Cough

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Sep 08 2020

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs? Maybe out on walks, at the park, or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. And, with our new oral vaccine, it’s now even easier to protect your dog. Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very contagious respiratory disease. It’s transmitted by close contact with an infected dog and can be associated with boarding kennels, therefore…

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Basic First Aid for Pets

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Sep 04 2020

Whenever your pet becomes ill or injured, it is always a stressful situation for both you and your companion. That is why we wanted to provide you with some guidance on how you can act, and what you can do to help when these incidents occur. The following is always important to remember in any emergency: Always assess the situation before acting – as your pet is most likely in pain, and as a result…

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