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Lifestyle: Healthy pets are not just given good nutrition but a healthy lifestyle. This is just common sense. Pets need exercise – dogs need plenty of walks, cats need to play. They need warm but ventilated houses to live in, but they don’t need to be exposed to cigarette smoke, or lots of air ‘fresheners’ or other chemicals indoors. Their food and water bowls should be made of stainless steel, earthenware or glass, rather than plastic, aluminium or leaded china, to avoid any chemicals leaching into the contents.

Some pets need to be groomed regularly, some may benefit from regular tooth brushing. If you have a pedigree breed of dog or exotic breed of cat, make sure you know the particular needs of that breed.

Author Richard Allport BVetMed, VetMFHom, MRCVS

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MRSA and other MDR bacteria are not just a problem in the UK, it is a global issue.

All about infections

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Testing for MRSA

How do we test for MRSA? The only way to identify MRSA is to take a sample and analyse it in a laboratory. A culture can identify the bacteria and [&hellip

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Symptoms

If you notice these symptoms report them to your vet immediately. You may be suspicious of a complex and/or resistant infection if you pet has: A wound that will not [&hellip

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Viruses vs Bacteria

The differences between bacteria and viruses Author – Elaine Pendlebury BA BSc  BVetMed DMS MRCVS  Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Science & Welfare) PDSA Bacteria (singular is bacterium) are one celled living organisms [&hellip

How we have Helped

Our dog Jessie contracted MRSA on April 15th after going in for a routine spaying operation. The vet said everything had gone well and she should be back to her [&hellip

Katrina Beckett (Norfolk)

My 7 year old Scottish Terrier, Jetson, developed a limp in his hind leg. At first it was just occasional and I just assumed he had some arthritis. Then one [&hellip

Cynthia – Jetson

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