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TIA Greyhound Rescue

Since it was founded back in 1997, Tia Rescue has become one of the best known and respected dog rescue charities in the North of England. They specialise in rehoming Greyhounds and Heavy Horses such as Shire Horses and Clydesdales. I am proud to say that Donaldsons...

The “Flic-n-Bic”

Sometimes, when things change slowly, it is less obvious that progress has been made. It suddenly struck me today that this is especially true when it comes to medicating animals. When I started in Veterinary Practice (and it is only 20 years ago), Cats and Dogs were...

Atopic Dermatitis

Pollens have been making the summer a misery for thousands of Hayfever sufferers. Many people struggle with their runny nose and eyes during the warm weather when the pollen levels are at their highest. Pets too can be affected by pollen sensitivities although the...

Heat Stress

With temperatures reaching a 10 year high, tarmac roads melting and railway lines buckling last week, no one needs reminding that we are now in high summer. Despite a cooler couple of days this week, forecasters are predicting higher temperatures again next week so it...

Fleas!!

Although fleas are hardly a new topic for this column, the huge numbers of both cats and dogs I have seen in the last couple of weeks with heavy flea burdens convinced me that it is a topic worth repeating. Fleas can be a problem all year round and I certainly see...