Rebecca Martin BVSc CertSAM MRCVS

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New Year Weight Loss for Cats
Cats
New Year Weight Loss for Cats
At this time of year, as humans, we often start to think about our New Year’s resolutions. Potentially, some form of a diet, losing a few pounds, and joining a gym are popular ideas, or at least good intentions! But shou…
January 18, 2022 • 28 shares
At-Home Euthanasia for rabbits - is it worth it?
end of life
At-Home Euthanasia for rabbits - is it worth it?
Sadly, but often perhaps inevitably, there may come a time in your rabbit’s life, that you must take the difficult, heart-breaking decision to have them “put to sleep”, or euthanised. Just as with our larger dog and cat…
January 13, 2022 • 59 shares
Are dogs pre-programmed to chew?
Behaviour
Are dogs pre-programmed to chew?
Essentially the simple answer to this question, is yes, dogs are pre-programmed to chew. It’s ingrained as one of their natural behaviour patterns and they are “hard-wired” to perform it. Even with natural instinct and a…
December 28, 2021 • 50 shares
Why you shouldn't smoke near pets
Animal Welfare
Why you shouldn't smoke near pets
It probably comes as no surprise to any of us, to learn that smoking near your pet is not a good idea. Passive smoking will have a variety of detrimental effects on your pet’s health; particularly of course, with regards…
March 27, 2021 • 1 comments
Which spring flowers are toxic to cats?
Cats
Which spring flowers are toxic to cats?
Spring is my favourite season of the year. The increasing day length and abundance of bright vibrant flowers can only act to lift one’s spirits after the bleak and cold days of Winter! However, many of the seasonal flowe…
March 22, 2021 • 27 shares
Can cats eat tinned tuna?
Cats
Can cats eat tinned tuna?
Cats are obligate carnivores and so require a regular source of protein in their diets. Most of us are (hopefully!) feeding our cats on a balanced and nutritionally complete diet appropriate for their life-stage; be it a…
March 10, 2021 • 410 shares • 3 comments
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