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Here you will find all the latest news in the pet world, and informative blogs and guides. We hope you find them helpful.

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Caring for your pet in a cost-of-living crisis with FirstVet

30th May, 2023

As financial pressures continue to affect many individuals and families, it’s important to understand the financial implications of being a pet owner....

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Health issues older cats face

30th May, 2023

Though your beloved cat may still feel like a kitten at times, eventually they’ll start to slow down. Older cats often need a little extra care and attention as they enter their twilight years, and there are lots of ways you can help your cat continue to be healthy and happy....

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Microchipping your pet- National Microchipping month June 2023

30th May, 2023

National Microchip Month in June aims to raise awareness of the importance of keeping your pet's details up to date so should the worst happen, your pet can be reunited with you. It is also there to help show greater awareness of how important microchipping your pet can be....

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Summer feature: How the heat can affect older dogs

30th May, 2023

Nowadays, more and more people are looking to raise furry family members in a way that coincides with their eco-friendly lifestyle. Can you truly be a more sustainable pet owner? Just like us, our furry friends use natural resources and have an impact on our planet....

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Why does my older dog keep falling?

30th May, 2023

Are you worried about your senior dog's sudden and unexplained falls? Do you find yourself asking, "Why is my dog randomly falling over?". If so, you're not alone....

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'Dogs die on hot walks', campaign warns

25th May, 2023

With the weather getting warmer, vets and animal welfare organisations have teamed up to highlight the dangers of exercising dogs in hot weather....

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Senior canine secrets: Understanding the reasons behind your older dog's excessive drooling

23rd May, 2023

As your beloved furry friend enters their golden years, you may begin to notice changes in their behaviour and health. One such change might be the sudden onset in drooling, leaving you puzzled and concerned. You might be wondering: why is my older dog drooling so much?...

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Night-time woes: Your dog's restlessness after dark

18th May, 2023

Does your dog pace back and forth, whine, or exhibit other signs of restlessness after dark? If you've found yourself asking, "Why does my dog become restless at night?" you're not alone....

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Rescue cat saves stray kitten

11th May, 2023

A former rescue cat came to the rescue of a little kitten on his first trip out of the house. Sidney, a 10-year-old tabby, was taken in by the RSPCA last September after living as a stray. Once he was fit and healthy, he was put up for adoption and was rehomed the next month....