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Got a Cat with Food Sensitivities?

Mon 15th September, 2014

Most cats are pretty straightforward. They like things a certain way and as long as you play by their rules, you’ll get on just fine. The tricky part is knowing what it is that they want. But, once you’ve got that down, you’ve pretty much got a friend for life. And largely, what cats want…

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A Guide to Feeding Hay to Your Fibrevores

Fri 12th September, 2014

Many homes are simply not complete without a few pets around. And, not every pet is a cat or a dog. There are many, many different pets that people can keep in their homes. Each one of them has special needs and dietary requirements. And, feeding your pets the right food – and the right…

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Your Rabbit Needs a Friend

Mon 1st September, 2014

Some animals will do just fine as the only one of their kind in your home (though most do better in a pair or more). Dogs, for example, typically don’t mind being the only one as long as there is plenty of attention and the delicious smells of other dogs on their evening walk. However,…

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Caring for Your Guinea Pigs

Wed 20th August, 2014

Did you fall in love with guinea pigs the first time you saw one? You wouldn’t be the first person that happened to; nor will you be the last. These simultaneously inquisitive and timid creatures are set to melt hearts forever. That’s because they’re wonderfully adorable! Although, you should never make the mistake of ignoring…

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How to Keep Your Cat from Shredding Your Couch

Fri 15th August, 2014

There is nothing a cat likes to do more after a long, delicious nap is to stretch and scratch. An ideal spot for a cat to scratch is somewhere they can drag their claws, which makes your furniture very appealing. Fortunately, there are a couple of things you can do to avoid your furniture from…

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11 ways to maximise Facebook in your practice

Fri 15th August, 2014

  Up to 80% of veterinary practices in the UK are now using Facebook, some to greater effect than others. Are you maximizing the potential? Read our guide and use it to boost your practice performance. You probably already have a practice Facebook page, with a business page and local links. As a commercial tool,…

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Sludge in rabbits – 3 essential treatments, 4 key ways to prevent

Fri 15th August, 2014

  Sludge in rabbits is a frustrating urinary problem affecting rabbits of all breeds, ages, and both sexes. As a vet it can be difficult to treat, and sadly despite intervention, frequently recurs. Get our 3 essential treatments and 4 ways to prevent. Signs – rabbits can be presented with sludge in a number of…

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What’s on at the BSAVA Scottish Congress?

Fri 15th August, 2014

  The 29th Annual Scottish BSAVA Congress is being held at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Herriot-Watt between 29th and 31st August. The Burgess Vet Club teams have picked out some of the CPD highlights. On Saturday 30th August – a presentation by Barbara-Ann Innes on the BSAVA Scooby neutering course. This course has been specifically…

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Enrichment Ideas for Small Furries

Tue 12th August, 2014

A lot of importance is placed on the diets we feed our pets and the homes we provide for them. In fact, sometimes it seems like that’s all the information that we have on our small furries. Of course, that’s hardly the case. If you’ve got a small furry (from a hamster to a rabbit),…

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