Staying safe around pets this Christmas

Hi kids- Christmas is only 18 days away (as my boys keep telling me at increasingly greater volume!) With all the excitement and noise our pets can sometimes be ignored. It’s a big change for them and they don’t understand what’s going on.  Sometimes this means they get a bit anxious, and when they’re scared they can do silly things. …

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Reducing Risk

I was lucky enough to share a really good curry with four pilots and two air traffic controllers last weekend. As the evening wore on talk swung around to all things aeronautical, and with over a hundred years of flying experience between them it was fascinating to listen in. Between filthy tales of what goes on in foreign climes and …

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Medicinal Cannabis

You can’t fail to have noticed the rise of medicinal cannabis- it’s all over the news and social media. It’s a subject that causes strong feelings, so I thought we’d take a look at the current state of knowledge. What is medicinal cannabis? I’m going to assume you know what cannabis is- it’s a plant that contains more than 400 …

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We won the National Veterinary Awards!

Thanks so much to everyone who nominated and voted for us 🙂 The National Vet Awards winners were decided first by a panel of independent judges, who selected 7 or 8 finalists for each category from nominations by pet owners. The winners were then decided on a public vote. We were the finalist with the most votes ever, so huge …

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Help! My dog’s eaten a …

It’s embarrassing and it can be a bit of a nightmare! You put something down for a moment, or you forget to pick it up and before you know it your darling pooch has wolfed it down. The variety of things dogs seem to find tasty is a never ending source of amazement for me- from obvious things like a …

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Why’s my pet limping?

“He’s been limping all week, but he doesn’t seem painful” is something I hear on a regular basis! So what’s going on? A limp is an interruption in the normal rhythm of a gait- whether that’s in walk, trot, canter or gallop. A good rule of thumb is that for forelimb lameness they have a head dip or nod on …

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Brexit- the possibility of no deal and its impact on pet passports

If we come out of the EU with no deal in March 2019, there is every chance we may become (for a time) an unlisted third country with regards to pet travel. This video explains the implications both for those of us with pets with the pet “passport”, and for those who are thinking of applying for one. If you …