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Seasonal advice

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  • Beat the heat – Keeping pets safe during the hot summer months
    During the hot summer months, it is important to remember that this season can present some challenges and problems to your animals. Here are our tips on helping your pet stay happy, healthy and cool during summer.
  • Ask a vet
    Toxic food for pets
    Our cat Sasha loves to share the delicious food we enjoy at Christmas, but someone told me that some of the things we like to eat can be toxic to pets! Please provide some guidance on what we can and can’t feed her.
  • Looking out for ducks and ducklings in spring
    Spring is the time of year that we get numerous calls from concerned residents about ducks and ducklings that may be injured, sick, stuck in drains, orphaned, or crossing roads.
  • How to help your arthritic pet cope over winter?
    Older animals tend to find the cold weather over winter a bit of a challenge, especially those with arthritis. Arthiritis is inflammation of the joints and can have many underlying causes including prior injury, degenerative disease and developmental disorders.
  • Keeping your pets safe in spring
    The warmer weather is great for pets and their owners alike, but it’s also a timely reminder to check your house and garden for anything that may be harmful to your pet.
  • Keep animals safe around fireworks
    While most people enjoy the fireworks festivities, unfortunately many pets become highly distressed by fireworks.
  • Preparing your pets for winter
    Time is rushing by, and before we know it, winter will be here. So now is the time to plan ahead to make sure your pets will be comfortable and well fed during the long cold winter months.
  • Keeping pets safe at Christmas
    Please be extra vigilant about what your pets eat over the Festive season. Don’t share human food with your pets, and think twice about leaving food in places that might be easily accessible to pets.
  • Keep animals safe at Halloween
    Happy Halloween animal lovers! Please remember that today can be a little too scary for animals – here are our best pet safety tips.
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