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PocketVet Blog

Celebrating Famous Vets From History

The work of vets throughout history has often been overlooked and is not held in the same esteem as other medical professions.

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How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

In this article, we will share all of the information you need in order to keep your dog looking its best, whilst also remaining safe and free of any potential skin conditions.

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Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month: Celebrating Registered Veterinary Nurses

Each May, The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA)  celebrates Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM).

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What is an online vet?

Online vets are just as useful as an in-person vet, and you could actually save yourself a lot of time and money by using one.

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What to expect from an online vet visit: Common questions about telemedicine

Telemedicine is a concept that many people are not even aware of. Many people are stuck in their ways and will only seek medical help in person.

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Christmas Opening Hours and Delivery Information 2022

Our online vets will be available every day during the festive period. View the full opening hours and Christmas 2022 delivery information here.

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Getting A Dog For Christmas? Finding the Right Puppy Breeder

Thinking of getting a dog for Christmas? Read PocketVet's guide to finding the right puppy breeder!

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Everything You Need To Know About Dog Theft

The pandemic has brought with it a sharp rise in dog thefts, where the surge in demand for puppies has driven the prices up, resulting in criminals seeing it as an easy way to make quick money.

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How to Have a Staycation With Your Dog

With the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant travel restrictions, more of us than ever are planning to holiday in the UK this year. With the rise in dog ownership over the last year, lots of people will be taking a dog with them, perhaps for the first time. We have put together some top tips on travelling in the UK with your dog, to make the experience as relaxing and stress-free as possible!

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Which Vegetables Are Safe For My Dog?

It can be hard to resist letting your dog share your snack, particularly if they give you those puppy dog eyes- but do you know what everyday vegetables are potentially unsafe for dogs?

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How Long Are Dogs Pregnant?

Female dogs are not pregnant for as long as you may think! A female dog’s gestation period lasts for just over two months, approximately 62-65 days.

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How Long Does a Bitch's Season Last?

A season (or heat) is the period of time during which a female dog (bitch) can become pregnant. Most dogs start coming into season from around 6 months of age, although this is variable, with smaller breeds typically starting at a younger age than large breeds, which can start as late as 18-24 months old.

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