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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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A Guide To Ringworm in Dogs & Cats

Ringworm is a fungal skin infection that can affect dogs and cats, as well as humans and many other animal species.

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Why Are Lilies Toxic To Cats?

Despite their beautiful appearance, lilies are highly toxic to cats. All parts of the plant are toxic, including the flower, pollen and leaves.

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Why Do Dogs Get Pancreatitis?

The pancreas is a digestive organ that sits next to the stomach and produces the enzymes to digest food, as well as the hormone insulin that regulates blood sugar.

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Why Do Cats Get Pancreatitis?

The pancreas is a digestive organ that sits next to the stomach and produces the enzymes to digest food, as well as the hormone insulin that regulates blood sugar.

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A Guide To Overgrooming In Cats

Overgrooming is when your cat starts to excessively groom themselves, which can lead to sore and inflamed skin, with thinning or loss of fur.

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A Guide To Obesity In Dogs

Canine obesity is a common problem in the UK – vets estimate that approximately half of all dogs are overweight!

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A Guide To Obesity In Cats

Feline obesity is a common problem in the UK, with an estimated 39-52% of cats being overweight or obese.

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A Guide To Myxomatosis in Rabbits

Myxomatosis is a very serious viral infection that affects rabbits – it has a mortality rate of 95-99%.

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