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Help your puppy learn obedience, tricks and how to get along with other dogs. Establish healthy behaviour and enjoy bonding with your pup as he or she grows in confidence in a vet practice environment. Find out why you really need to take your puppy to school?

Toilet training is one of the most common problems that every new dog owner has. The good news is that most of dogs will get toilet trained in their own time but the dog owner should not rely on this fact.

Indoor marking behaviour can be confused with a breakdown in toileting behaviour. Territorial marking by urine spraying which usually occurs against vertical objects such as chairs or walls and can be distinguished from urinating where a greater volume of liquid is deposited from a squatting position by both male and female cats.

If you're going away, Vets4Pets offers a ‘home away from home’ boarding service for your pet ensuring only the best quality accommodation and professional care for your dog, cat, bird, rabbit, amphibian or reptile in comfortable, secure and peaceful surroundings.

Our pets are living longer, just like us. As a result of living longer our pets experience different problems such as increased need for dental treatment and more old age diseases such as dementia and arthritis. Arthritis is a medical term which means inflammation of the joint. Osteoarthriritis is chronic arthritis often referred to as degenerative joint disease or DJD.

Atopy is the most common skin disease we see in our veterinary practices. It is seen more often in dogs and can be manifested with different symptoms. It tends to be a lifelong problem which is always frustrating to treat and needs constant monitoring and adjustment in treatment.

When the dog has hip dysplasia, the abnormalities of the ball and the socket do not have a perfect fit and this causes problems. Prevention is the key.

Parvovirus is species specific and canine Parvovirus will infect wolves, foxes and coyotes but won’t infect pigs or other animals.

Dogs are prone to knee injuries since the knee joint is one of the weakest in a dog's body.

Skin inside the ear is just an extension of normal skin. Many dogs that have issues with skin (see article on atopy) can often suffer from ear problems.

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Dear All,
Thank you for caring for Misty when she was sick at night a few weeks ago. Thanks for your care, she was back to herself two days later. You are too far away for me to come to you regularly but if we ever need help at night again, I will certainly seek you out. With all best wishes, Dorothea M and Misty who is asleep on my/our bed as I write.
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