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animal health, antibiotics, dog health, pet health, poo, Staying Healthy -

This month we’re taking a look at some of the issues surrounding our pet’s health, including the effects of antibiotics and why it is important to use them responsibly. Antibiotics are essential to treat all kinds of conditions in people and their pets, but they must be used responsibly, in order to ensure that they remain effective for when we really need them. But why is this so important? Antibiotic can cause a plethora of serious issues which could  affect everybody. If you don’t dispose of unused antibiotics appropriately, this can cause problems by damaging the environment, water quality and wildlife. And...

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animal health, Canicross, dog health, dog running -

Many of us want to get a bit fitter, and what better way to do so than with your best friend trotting along at your side? But if you are thinking of running with your pet pooch, there are a few things you need to do to make sure that you are both getting the most out of it and enjoying your run. Speaking to Metro, Pure Gym Running Coach and Personal Trainer Ian Scarrott, explained why running with your dog is such a great idea “Like anything in life, exercise can become monotonous, so it is important to try new routes, vary...

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allergies in dogs, animal health, dogs -

Whilst most of us may all love the warmer weather and the sight of everything coming into bloom, for some people it means the onset of seasonal allergies caused by a rise in pollen from flowers, trees and grass – and just like humans, our dogs can get seasonal allergies too. Although they might not react in the same way, they are generally triggered by the same allergens as we are. So how do you know if your pooch is having an allergic reaction, and how can you help them through it? Flower dog photo by Celine Sayuri Tagami on Unsplash...

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animal health, cats, dogs, summer, ticks -

Ticks are becoming more common across many parts of the UK, largely due to increasing deer numbers. Being bitten by one doesn't necessarily mean you or your pet will get sick, but it is important to make sure that if you find a tick on your pet that you remove it properly as quickly as possible. What is a tick? There are a few different types of tick and they can vary in size from 1mm to 1cm across. Egg-shaped with either a red brown or pebble grey coloured body, they have eight legs which means they look a little...

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