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A Guide To Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

Chocolate toxicity is very common, and vets see many cases each year, with inevitable peaks at Easter and Christmas.

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Guide to Blue-green Algae Toxicity in Dogs

Despite the name, blue-green algae is not actually algae at all, but is the name given to a group of bacteria (cyanobacteria) that can be found in stagnant water.

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A Guide To Vomiting In Dogs

Vomiting is extremely common in dogs and has many different causes.

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Can Dogs Suffer Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in dogs and they make it painful for them to pass urine.

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A Guide To Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

Urinary incontinence is characterised by the loss of voluntary control over urination, resulting in leakage, particularly when the dog is lying down.

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A Guide To Urethral Obstruction in Cats

Urethral obstruction, or a blocked bladder, is a life-threatening emergency where there is a blockage of the lower portion of the urinary tract (the urethra).

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A Guide To Toxoplasmosis in Cats

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii.

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What is Bumblefoot / Pododermatitis in Rabbits & Guinea Pigs?

Bumblefoot (also known as sore hocks or pododermatitis) is a fairly common problem for rabbits and guinea pigs.

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Do Rabbits Suffer From Skin Parasites?

Rabbits are susceptible to various skin parasites, such as mites and fleas. These can all cause itchy and sore skin, and if left untreated can lead to serious skin conditions.

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Do Guinea Pigs Suffer From Skin Parasites?

Guinea pigs are susceptible to various skin parasites, such as mites, lice and fleas.

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Do Dogs Suffer Skin Allergies?

Skin allergies (atopic dermatitis) are common in dogs and cause them to feel itchy. This itchiness makes them chew, lick and scratch at themselves causing significant self-trauma.

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Do Dogs Suffer Seizures?

A seizure (or ‘fit’) occurs when there is abnormal electrical activity within the brain. If the whole brain is affected by this electrical activity then this results in a full or ‘generalised’ seizure, where there is a loss of consciousness, involuntary repetitive movements (e.g. paddling of the limbs) and urination and defecation may also occur.

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