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What is Babesiosis? Expert advice on symptoms and treatments

What is Babesiosis? Expert advice on symptoms and treatments
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As more and more dogs travel abroad, and as our climate seems to be getting milder, the UK is at risk of invading new parasites to which our pets are not currently immune.

This week’s story of the unfortunate incident in which a dog has died from Babesia, probably spread via ticks, has caused alarm.

Petplan vet Brian Faulkner takes an in-depth look at Babesiosis, including the cause, the symptoms, and the precautions you can take to keep your dog as safe as possible...

Is my dog depressed? The facts about dog depression

Is my dog depressed? The facts about dog depression
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Mental health issues aren't restricted to humans and it seems dogs can also develop depression.

Petplan takes a look at the symptoms of depression in dogs and the things you should do if you suspect your dog is depressed…

Stories from the surgery: a lost cat with a broken leg and the importance of microchipping

Stories from the surgery: a lost cat with a broken leg and the importance of microchipping
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Petplan vet Brian Faulkner has once again taken time out of his busy schedule to tell us all about some of the strange, funny and sometimes difficult things he encounters in his surgery.

This month, he tells us the story of a cat presented at his surgery and how their plight made him reflect on the importance of microchipping pets…

What to know if you're buying an… English Cocker Spaniel

What to know if you're buying an… English Cocker Spaniel
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There are many aspects that potential dog owners need to consider before acquiring a dog or puppy and each breed has their own unique personalities and health care needs.

Petplan takes a look at the origins, temperament and common health problems of the English Cocker Spaniel...

How to give your cat or dog their medicine

How to give your cat or dog their medicine
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Many cats and dogs dislike taking medicine - but if they need to take regular medication tablet time can become a nightmare!

Petplan looks at the best tips and tricks to get your four-legged companion to take their medicine happily and fuss-free...

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