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Your Rabbit Needs a Friend

Mon 1st September, 2014

Some animals will do just fine as the only one of their kind in your home (though most do better in a pair or more). Dogs, for example, typically don’t mind being the only one as long as there is plenty of attention and the delicious smells of other dogs on their evening walk. However,…

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Caring for Your Guinea Pigs

Wed 20th August, 2014

Did you fall in love with guinea pigs the first time you saw one? You wouldn’t be the first person that happened to; nor will you be the last. These simultaneously inquisitive and timid creatures are set to melt hearts forever. That’s because they’re wonderfully adorable! Although, you should never make the mistake of ignoring…

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How to Keep Your Cat from Shredding Your Couch

Fri 15th August, 2014

There is nothing a cat likes to do more after a long, delicious nap is to stretch and scratch. An ideal spot for a cat to scratch is somewhere they can drag their claws, which makes your furniture very appealing. Fortunately, there are a couple of things you can do to avoid your furniture from…

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11 ways to maximise Facebook in your practice

Fri 15th August, 2014

  Up to 80% of veterinary practices in the UK are now using Facebook, some to greater effect than others. Are you maximizing the potential? Read our guide and use it to boost your practice performance. You probably already have a practice Facebook page, with a business page and local links. As a commercial tool,…

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Sludge in rabbits – 3 essential treatments, 4 key ways to prevent

Fri 15th August, 2014

  Sludge in rabbits is a frustrating urinary problem affecting rabbits of all breeds, ages, and both sexes. As a vet it can be difficult to treat, and sadly despite intervention, frequently recurs. Get our 3 essential treatments and 4 ways to prevent. Signs – rabbits can be presented with sludge in a number of…

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What’s on at the BSAVA Scottish Congress?

Fri 15th August, 2014

  The 29th Annual Scottish BSAVA Congress is being held at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Herriot-Watt between 29th and 31st August. The Burgess Vet Club teams have picked out some of the CPD highlights. On Saturday 30th August – a presentation by Barbara-Ann Innes on the BSAVA Scooby neutering course. This course has been specifically…

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Enrichment Ideas for Small Furries

Tue 12th August, 2014

A lot of importance is placed on the diets we feed our pets and the homes we provide for them. In fact, sometimes it seems like that’s all the information that we have on our small furries. Of course, that’s hardly the case. If you’ve got a small furry (from a hamster to a rabbit),…

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Top Tips for Keeping Chinchillas

Fri 1st August, 2014

Chinchillas are fascinating pets, and like most rodents, they are remarkably clever. Of course, being beautiful to behold, and soft as silk to the touch isn’t a good enough reason to keep chinchillas as pets. Fortunately, given a bit of space, plenty of love, a proper diet and following these tips will make it easy…

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Tips for Going on Holiday with Your Dogs

Fri 1st August, 2014

Sometimes holidays are just more fun when your pets can enjoy it with you. After all, it’s often the one time of the year that you have the time to lavish your dogs with attention all day, every day. Luckily, it’s becoming more acceptable, and easier, to do just that. Taking Your Pet on Holiday…

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