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  • Dog winter coat problems

    Dog winter coat problems

    Does your dog’s coat lose its lustre in winter? Or, does your pooch seem to continually itch throughout the winter months? Winter’s cold, dry weather and the increased air circulation, forced heat, and lowered humidity of your home all take a toll on your dog’s skin and coat. In fact, winter skin and coat problems […]

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  • Itchy ears - cats and dogs ear scratching

    Itchy ears

    Pets sometimes scratch themselves and that’s completely normal. However, some pets will incessantly paw at their ears and shake their head and this is often an indication of some form or irritation in the ear. Itchy, irritated years are an extremely common problem in pets and it’s heartbreak to see our furry friends in such […]

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  • What is sweet itch?

    sweet itch

    Also known as Queensland Itch, Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (SSRD), Summer Itch or more technically, Culicoides Hypersensitivity – Sweet Itch is the most common skin allergy and affects around 5% of horses in the UK. Sweet itch is an equine hypersensitivity reaction to biting insects. In the UK these are the black fly (Simulium) and the […]

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  • Dogs itchy skin, paws and ears

    itchy dogs

    Watching your dog compulsively scratching, licking and chewing away at their skin and paws until they become red raw is distressing for any dog owner, and not knowing the cause of this behaviour or how to stop it can be even more frustrating. Here we’ll look at the possible causes of this behaviour and suggest […]

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  • What is mud fever?

    Horse Mud Fever

    Mud Fever is extremely common in the winter and early spring months and causes serious problems for those horses and their owners that suffer from the condition. If left untreated the condition can worsen and could lead to more serious conditions such as Cellulitis and Lymphangitis. Understand what Mud Fever is, it’s causes and our […]

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