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    Pet Dental Disease |Toothache? What toothache?
    We all know what it is like to have a sore mouth, it’s not very nice! But how can you tell if your pet has a sore mouth?
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    What are you scared of?
    For our animal companions, up to 40% of them would say thunder and fireworks. Noise phobias are common and with Guy Fawkes next weekend get organised now.
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    A “Labrador” cat and ditching the bowl!
    We’ve heard it so many times before but it wasn’t until we adopted “Splash” a year ago that I really knew the true meaning of “Labrador” cat. Despite being arthritic which was not surprising given the extra kilos she was carrying, she was up on counters and into the dishwasher at every opportunity.
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    Technology to the rescue – where medication isn’t always enough!
    It’s wonderful having a myriad of pets but sometimes meal times can become a bit of a juggling act – especially if you have a fussy feline, a greedy dog or an oldie on a special diet. Nobody wants to spend their morning watching them like a hawk to make sure that they all eat the right food but sometimes it seems like there is no other option.
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    Oral Aroma A Challenge? Get it Sorted with Our Dental Deal!
    Getting your furry friend help with their breath could extend their life and strengthen the bond between you! Smell memory is integrally linked to memories and the things we love. The scent of our pet's fur is one of a kind and brings with it all those warm fuzzy emotions.
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    WELLBEING AT HEART
    A way to holistic health for your friend. The world is changing and 'stress management' is the therapy for dealing with urban living. We work longer hours, are constantly at the beck and call of technology and require faster, more convenient, time saving answers to help us get through each and every day. But happiness is awaiting us at home….and it has a tail.
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    FINDING OUR FOUR FEET
    Being a successful small business is like sailing in the America’s Cup. We got off to a flying start with the winds of our ideals and a crew full of enthusiasm. Fine tuning our sails we discovered the ‘who we are’ and ‘why we do it’ of our service as we tacked up the course. Skills, team work and experience grew as we rounded the buoys, the future looking bright for the win.
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    Does my cat really need an annual vaccination?
    It used to be that many cats barely set paws in a vet clinic and were never vaccinated, let alone received an annual booster, so why bother now?There is a lot of information out there about vaccinations so we’re not surprised people are confused about what to do! Our kitten health checks take into consideration a number of factors to decide on what vaccinations are best for your new bundle of fluff.
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    Prevention is always the best medicine
    Why is it that some dog vaccinations are required yearly when humans only need certain vaccinations every 20 years? The short answer is that immunological studies have shown the duration of immunity that canine vaccinations provide are between one and three years, depending on the vaccination. We do not know exactly why this is - it may be related to a difference in the components of the vaccinations or to a difference in the way their immune system processes the vaccinations.
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    What Your Pet Reveals About You
    How many Facebook ‘friends’ do you have that feature a four legged fur-buddy in their profile picture?If, like me it’s more than a few, you are one of those people who ‘connect’ with the wider animal kingdom. But what does your choice of companion reveal about you?
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    Lose An Eye & Didn’t See It Coming?
    Eye problems in dogs and cats are common occurrences. Often the owner notices that their pet has a red eye or is squinting. It can be tempting to bathe the eye in salt water for a few days first, or even use an old eye cream found at home.
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    To insure | To be sure
    Even though my pets have been insured, I recently learned the hard way about how important a bit of investigation is before you sign up. Don’t get me wrong – insurance is invaluable but make sure that when things go wrong, your insurance is going to pay out.
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    Death By Chocolate | Fact Or Fiction
    Chocolate toxicity is real, common and dose dependent in dogs who are unfortunately very sensitive to methylxanthines found in chocolate.
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    Perfect
    Why is a the sight of a lame or three-legged dog so hard to bear? Why is a blind or deaf cat seen to be suffering, or that elderly pet as ‘needing to be put down for its own sake’? So we don’t have to watch the poor old thing bumbling along? Unfortunately, the human heart bleeds for imperfection, in direct contrast to the animal heart, which accepts a disability and moves on.
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    My favourite colour was blue until I intimately got to know grey
    In the veterinary profession, we are seeing the greying of a population. Elderly pets are now accounting for a large part of our clinic’s frequent flyers club.
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    Fur Children – The Wonder Drug!
    The birth of a baby is said to be a life changing experience where the primate brain shifts gear into misty-eyed obsession with a familial bundle… But what if the baby is covered with fur?
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    Commitment and the Single Girl
    With ‘superwoman syndrome’ the new norm for the professional career woman, and your day planner already overcrowded, is choosing a four-legged friend as your companion really such an ill-fated decision?
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    Animal Magnetism
    How do the animals we live among mysteriously find their way home without the aid of road maps or GPS?
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    K-Laser Therapy: Back To The Future
    Laser therapy is a versatile new treatment in veterinary medicine that can be used to help reduce inflammation, provide pain relief and stimulate healing.
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    A World Apart | Our Vet's Life Changing Trip To Tonga
    The clinic sponsored our lovely vet, Erin Dowler, to work at a clinic in Tonga for a week as a member of South Pacific Animal Welfare. While she and her co-workers affected the lives of so many animals, they only scratched the surface of the work that needs to be done there.
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    Long After Everyone Has Forgotten....You Will Continue To Remember
    When you are losing, or have lost, a pet, you can find yourself in a very lonely place. No one will feel the loss in the same way you will. It will not affect their lives the way it affects yours. And you may resent the world around you for that.
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    How Not To Pill A Cat | Feline Hyperthyroidism
    If you Google “how to pill a cat” over 4 million results pop up, perhaps indicating a good few cat lovers have spent some time pondering this very subject. For most owners, pilling a cat is not just difficult, it’s impossible. So what if you have to do it three times a day?
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    Our Felines | The Masters of Disguise
    Our feline friends are the masters of disguise as for them, in a predatory world, it pays to keep your cards close to your chest. For this reason, osteoarthritis in cats is now the most commonly undiagnosed disease we see in veterinary medicine. As many as 1 in 3 cats suffer chronically from osteoarthritis. The majority of these never receive treatment and live a quiet life of chronic, debilitating pain.
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