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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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The importance of parasite prevention

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

Parasite prevention is an integral part of taking good care of your cat or dog. Parasites also pose a threat to human health. Some pet parasites cause zoonotic infections, which means they can be transferred from pets to people. Where and when can my pet get infected by parasites? Dogs and cats can get parasites in a variety of places — whether they go outside or not. Other animals can bring parasites into your home….

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Puppy Development during COVID-19

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Mar 09 2021

Are you wondering how to safely socialise your new puppy during the coronavirus lockdown? We’ve put together a few tips for all new puppy parents. To comply with current lockdown restrictions, puppies will have their primary vaccination course later than usual. This delay means they’ll need to wait a bit longer before they can safely go out and explore the world. The good news is there are many ways you can help your puppy get…

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Pet skin conditions

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Feb 21 2021

Skin disease is quite common amongst pets, as up to 25% of small animal consultations relate to skin issues. Part of the reason why skin conditions are so common is that skin only reacts in certain ways despite many different causes. Don’t forget, ears are lined with skin as well. Skin conditions cause irritation and pain, therefore understanding the cause means a quicker resolution. Common signs of dermatological issues in pets Pets suffering from skin…

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Tick, flea, and worm prevention for cats

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Feb 21 2021

Your feline friend can always be at risk of contracting parasites with them being ever-present in our environment. However, regularly providing them with tick, flea and worm treatment is the best way to  protect them, your home and yourselves from infestation. Ticks Ticks are 8 legged creatures related to spiders and are most commonly found in long grass and woodlands. Ticks can be harmful to cats as they can transmit disease and can be locally…

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Easter & Bank Holidays

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Feb 21 2021

With Easter just around the corner, our opening hours will vary from our usual times. Please see below our opening times over the Bank Holiday weekend. Good Friday 2nd – 24hrs Emergency Care Saturday 3rd – 8am-5pm then into Emergency Care Sunday 4th – 10am-2pm then into Emergency Care Easter Monday – 24hrs Emergency Care May 3rd – 24hr Emergency Care May 31st – 24hr Emergency Care  

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Tick, flea, and worm prevention for dogs

Posted by Linnaeus Marketing in News | Article permalink on Feb 21 2021

Your beloved dog is at risk of contracting parasites as they are ever-present in our environment, but you can keep your pet safe by regularly providing them with tick, flea and worm treatment. Ticks Ticks are related to spiders and have eight legs. There are several different ticks species, and they vary in size from about 1mm to 1cm long. They are common in grasslands and woodlands but can also be found in domestic gardens….

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