Protection from Infection

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Prevention is always better than cure, so vaccination against many serious diseases is part of your pet’s pathway to enjoying a … Vaccination Prevents Disease Without vaccination our pets are at risk entirely preventable life threatening diseases. Vaccination also reduces the severity of diseases that, while not normally fatal, can make...
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Love Is In the Air

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When it comes to our dog’s private parts, everyone seems to have their own opinion. Let’s sort out the facts from fiction. Fact: Entire dogs are at greater risk of disease Dogs that are not desexed are at increased risk of a number of diseases. Entire females are at risk of...
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You Be The Vet: Spotting Skin Problems

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Skin disease is one of the most common problems in pets – let’s learn how to spot it! Imagine being constantly itchy. The feeling of your skin burning all the time, distracting you from daily activities. Exhaustion from nights of interrupted sleep. Skin disease is one of the most common problems...
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Preventing Parasites in Our Pets

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Creepy, crawling, blood sucking, and generally disgusting. Creepy, crawling, blood sucking, and generally disgusting. This alone is reason enough to take parasite prevention seriously, but they can also make our dogs and cats seriously ill. Some can even spread to humans! Fleas Fleas are blood suckers, and their saliva causes our...
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You Be the Vet: Lumps and Bumps

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Is that skin lump on your pet just a lump, or the first sign of life threatening cancer? Which is the nasty cancerous lump? (Answer below!)   Is that lump on your pet just a lump, or the first sign of life threatening cancer? Our pets often get lumps on their...
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Brave Pet of the Month: Milo

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Meet our brave pet of the month for September! We met Milo after he managed to make his way home after surviving a suspected dog attack. The owners brought him in straight away, and he appeared to have some mild bruising over his abdomen, and was a bit shaken but seemed...
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It's Hayfever Season!

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The weather’s getting warmer, flowers are blooming and everyone’s getting allergies. The weather’s getting warmer, flowers are blooming and everyone’s getting allergies. Do you know how to recognise hayfever in your pet? Allergies occur because the immune system overreacts to a perceived threat to your pet’s health. Sometimes we can identify...
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Smell the Roses!

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Does your pet have breath so bad it wilts the plants? Does your pet have breath so bad it wilts the plants? Looking after their teeth is a big part of pet care and when ignored it can lead to health concerns. HPVH is offering complimentary dental examinations all Spring. You’ll...
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Rabbits and Guinea Pigs Get Parasites Too!

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Rabbits and guinea pigs are becoming very popular pets. Rabbits and guinea pigs are becoming very popular pets. Now that the weather is warming up there are a few things to remember that can be life saving for your lovable Bugs or pig. During the warmer months flies will be attracted...
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Brave Pet of the Month: Jazz

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Jazz is our Brave Pet for October. Her owner brought her to see us as she had been very lethargic. Jazz is our Brave Pet for October. Her owner brought her to see us as she had been very lethargic, was dehydrated and her tummy was very sore and starting to...
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Desexing: Makes Your Pet Live Longer

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Regardless of whether your pet is a dog, cat, rabbit, ferret or guinea pig, getting them desexed is a big part of giving your pet a long and healthy life. Regardless of whether your pet is a dog, cat, rabbit, ferret or guinea pig, getting them desexed is a big part...
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Desexing: What Happens on the Day?

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Everyone knows that when our pets are desexed they are admitted into the clinic and at the end of the day they go home with their testicles or uterus removed. Everyone knows that when our pets are desexed they are admitted into the clinic and at the end of the day...
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Desexing Quiz: How Well Do You Understand It?

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Do you know your facts when it comes to desexing? How well do you know your stuff? If you’re not sure, have a read of our articles on desexing to find the answer! (Or you can cheat, and find the short answer at the bottom!) 1) True or false? Desexing can...
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Prevent Your Family Getting Intestinal Worms for Christmas!

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Untreated intestinal worms can be dangerous to our pets' health and some worms can even be a health risk to us humans.   Pets catch intestinal worms by coming into contact with the eggs. The eggs can be found on the ground, in the grass, or on the fur of other...
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We Care From the Start: Free Puppy and Kitten Checks

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Bring in your new puppy or kitten for a free puppy and kitten check! As vets we know how important starting your pet on the right pathway to a healthy life is. You want to know your new pet is healthy…. right? Has it been a while since little paws were...
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Holiday Happiness Competition

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Take part in our Holiday Happiness Competition: upload a photo of your pet enjoying summer to our Facebook page and win! Have you ever wondered what breed your dog is? Do people stop you in the street complimenting you on your pet? You know who Mum is, but Dad is a...
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Brave Pet of the Month - Jesse

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Jesse came to see us because his owners had found a chewed up packet of rat poison in the garden. They weren’t sure if Jesse had eaten it, or whether a possum or some other wildlife had found their way into the yard, but they thought they should get us to...
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Easter Bunny Fun Fact

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Have you noticed that your pet’s breath is starting to smell a bit like a rubbish bin? Have you noticed that your pet’s breath is starting to smell a bit like a rubbish bin? Have a look at their teeth – are they shiny white, or are there lots of areas...
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Looking After Those Pearly Whites

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Have you noticed that your pet’s breath is starting to smell a bit like a rubbish bin? Have you noticed that your pet’s breath is starting to smell a bit like a rubbish bin? Have a look at their teeth – are they shiny white, or are there lots of areas...
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Feeding Your Senior Pet

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As our pets get older their bodies and nutritional requirements change. Older pets are more likely to have dental disease than y… Just because they’re getting older doesn’t mean they have to slow down! Cats and dogs are considered senior pets from 7 years of age, or 5 years for large...
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