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Could my dog have "Westie Lung"?

Most pedigree dog breeds have certain health complaints they are prone to. Cavalier King Charles suffer from heart problems, Dachshunds have back problems, and Labradors have hip dysplasia. West Highland White Terriers (‘Westies’) suffer from skin complaints commonly but…

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Are there ophthalmologists for dogs?

An ophthalmologist is a specially trained doctor, or vet, who treats problems with the eyes and surrounding structures. Ophthalmologists shouldn’t be confused with optometrists, who are not doctors but do have training in assessing eyesight, examining eyes and diagnosing c…

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Designed and run by vets, the Vet Help Direct animal symptom checker directs you to personalised first aid advice and clear guidelines about when to contact the vet. Easy and fun to use, Vet Help Direct is the online source of reliable vet advice for concerned pet owners, horse owners and farmers.

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The awards are held annually and recognise veterinary practices across the UK that achieve exceptional customer satisfaction. The awards are hosted by us, VetHelpDirect.com – an independent vet reviewing platform and directory website.

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