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The Vet Report

The Pets at Home Vet Group, made up of Vets4Pets and Companion Care are pleased to welcome you to the fourth edition of The Vet Report.

Welcome to the Vet Report

The fourth in a series of annual publications, The Vet Report is aimed at raising understanding and awareness of current affairs in pet health amongst pet owners and the general public.

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Choosing Your New Pet

Everyone knows a pet can enrich your life, and can even provide health benefits such as helping to lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. However, owning a pet is also a big responsibility, and whether it’s a goldfish or a Great Dane that you are planning to add to your family, it is vital you understand the needs of the pet that you’re thinking of getting. 

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Alabama Rot update

We’ve brought you information and updates on Alabama Rot since the first Vet Report in 2014. This year has seen two significant landmarks about the disease in the UK - the 100th confirmed case and the first conference to discuss and escalate research into the condition.

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Modern Veterinary Care 

There was a time, not so long ago, when all vets in practice were more or less the same. A typical day for a vet of that era might have included visits to farms and horse clients, clinics at the practice for dogs and cats, and even performing meat inspection work at the local abattoir. You can still find what we now term ‘mixed practices’ all over the country, but veterinary medicine has advanced so much that it is very hard for a vet to have the right skills and equipment to provide a high standard of care in all circumstances.

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Behaviour Changes in Older Pets

Old age is one of those inevitable facts of life and,

within the field of human medicine, the importance

of maximising the quality of life for people in their senior years has been recognised for a long time. Thanks to advances in veterinary care and better nutrition, pets can now have longer and healthier lives than ever before, and cats and dogs living in to their late teens are no longer considered to be out of the ordinary.

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Why Dental Health is Important 

If you’ve got a cat or dog you have probably heard about pets needing ‘a dental’. Just imagine if we never

brushed our teeth and you will understand why as many as 80% of cats and dogs over three years old require dental treatment. As many pets live for longer, the risks of dental disease become ever greater and more serious. 

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Vet Report Updates

Updates on Alabama Rot and Microchipping 

Read more about Alabama Rot

Read more about Microchipping

Vet Report 2016

The third in a series of annual publications, The Vet Report 2016 included cat lifestyles, vaccinations, antibiotics, anaesthesia and pet obesity.

Read the 2016 Vet Report

Vet Report 2015

The second in a series of annual publications, The Vet Report 2015 included Why visit the vet, Territorial Agression, Lungworm, Diabetes and Rabbit diets. 

Read the 2015 Vet Report

Vet Report 2014

The first in a series of annual publications, The Vet Report 2014 included Microchipping, Feline TB, Alabama Rot, Reptile Care and an overview of the UK's pet population.

Read the 2014 Vet Report