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How to Prevent a Flea Infestation During Lockdown
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How to Prevent a Flea Infestation During Lockdown
Picture it: you’re locked down and at home a whole lot more; the dog is thrilled (the cat probably less so!). You’re getting to spend some quality time with the family, not to mention making the most of the exercise allo…
May 4, 2020 • 28 shares
Why is my cat's fur falling out?
Cats
Why is my cat's fur falling out?
Hair loss in cats is almost always due to excessive grooming from itchiness (pruritus). They often do this in secret so may not be seen. In the UK, fleas are the most common cause of this over-grooming. The general veter…
September 23, 2019 • 34 shares
Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
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Why is my dog scratching? He hasn't got fleas!
Dogs do occasionally scratch, but if it’s frequent, incessant or distressing then something is amiss. Some dogs will lick or nibble rather than scratch. Many do this in private so watch out for red, sore skin, bald patch…
August 19, 2019 • 489 shares • 10 comments
Why is my rabbit scratching?
Rabbits
Why is my rabbit scratching?
Rabbits are quite fastidious creatures. They love to groom and will have the odd scratch. It is important to know what is normal for your rabbit, so you are able to spot potential problems quickly. Scratching more than n…
June 14, 2019 • 101 shares • 2 comments
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Ask A Vet Online - Help! The fleas are revolting...
Anne Stafferton asked: This one is a bit boring really I've spent hundreds of pounds on flea stuff only for it not to work I breed cats so it's a nightmare I'm now combing them all every day to get fleas out any suggesti…
December 3, 2015 • 111 shares
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Ask a vet online - My dog has black dandruff!
Sheila Elcott asked: I have an 11 year old red fox lab boy who keeps getting a build up of black coloured dandruff type patches under his chin & his manly areas. Up to date with spot on. Is it his age & lack of my groomi…
August 17, 2015 • 85 shares • 12 comments
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