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pet-careWelcome to Talk To The Vet pet advice centre, your online source for pet information and animal care tips.

At Talk To The Vet we understand that pets are a big part of your family and we strive to help in anyway we can when it comes to your pet’s health. On this page you will find over 50 articles professionally written and updated by practice experts and veterinary experts to bring you the most up-to-date high quality client information.

Talk To The Vet are dedicated to caring for the wellbeing of your cat, dog or small animal. We hope the information provides you with essential information on how to properly care for you pet and help you find all the expert advice you need to ensure you have a healthy pet all year round.

  • Arthritis in back legs

    From Steve with dog Buster Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Pet Symptoms: He has really bad arthritis in his back legs where he can hardly walk and is now incontinent. Tried: Metacam. Our Advice: Thank you for your email. I’m sorry … Continue reading

  • Squealing

    From Liz with dog Zak Breed: Pug Pet Symptoms: My pug tried to jump on our settee earlier on today and squealed loudly when he did as though he had pulled something. Since then his tail is straight but he … Continue reading

  • Tail Chasing

    From Gary with dog Buddy Breed: Lapso Pet Symptoms: When given food he furiously chases his tail… almost like he’s attacking something furiously. I think its hurting him. What could be the problem? Tried: Tried distracting him. Our Advice: Thank … Continue reading

  • Bringing a new puppy home

    From Amy with dog Bentley Breed: Shih tzu Pet Symptoms: He has not eaten or drank anything all day. He is very lethargic and is just sleeping. We have only had him 4 days and he was fine up until … Continue reading

  • Blocked bladder

    From Nishma with cat Pablo Breed: British short hair Pet Symptoms: My cat was recently treated for a blocked bladder. He seemed to be recovering well but has now stopped going to the toilet again, he hasn’t used his litter … Continue reading

  • Frequent Sneezing

    From Sophie with dog Buster Breed: Boxer Pet Symptoms: Recently, our dog has been sneezing a lot more frequent than usual. I’m not sure whether it is because a few days ago he received his kennel cough nasal spray at … Continue reading

  • Loss of appetite

    From Susan with dog Charlie Breed: Boston Pet Symptoms: Over the last week Charlie has been eating less and less. Last night he would not eat his dinner and this morning would not eat breakfast until I hand fed him … Continue reading

  • Side Effects from Vaccines

    Vaccinations are given to pets to protect them against harmful diseases. The vaccination triggers an immune response within the pet’s body to protect against a specific disease. It is not uncommon for a pet to experience mild side effects following … Continue reading

  • Chlorpromazine

    Chlorpromazine is mainly prescribed by vets to prevent vomiting. However, your vet may also prescribe chlorpromazine to treat other conditions such as anxiety. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it … Continue reading

  • Carprofen

    Carprofen is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory agent prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation in dogs. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip … Continue reading

  • Caring for a sick cat

    When your cat is ill, it is crucial that you follow your vet’s advice closely. It is important to take your cat for re-examination as requested by your vet and if your cat’s condition unexpectedly worsens you should contact your … Continue reading

  • Buprenorphine

    Buprenorphine is prescribed to treat pain in cats and dogs, as with all painkillers, by suppressing the central nervous system. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time … Continue reading

  • Atenolol

    Atenolol is primarily prescribed to treat heart disease in cats and dogs. Atenolol decreases the heart’s need for blood and oxygen which reduces the amount of work the heart must do. It also helps the heart beat more regularly. Dosage … Continue reading

  • Ampicillin

    Ampicillin is an antibiotic effective against a number of infections caused by bacteria. It is prescribed to treat bacterial infections. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time … Continue reading

  • Ketoprofen

    Ketoprofen is prescribed by veterinarians to reduce pain in arthritis. This medicine is classed as an anti-inflammatory agent which is used to relieve pain and inflammation. Ketoprofen works by blocking the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme which generates the production of prostaglandins. Dosage … Continue reading

  • Glutamine

    Glutamine or L-glutamine as it is also known, is a vital amino acid. Glutamine helps the body to form proteins that help maintain your pet’s immune system. Glutamine performs several major functions, particularly in animals that are suffering from disease … Continue reading

  • Feline Acne

    Feline acne usually occurs under the chin or around the mouth. The acne is caused by the overproduction of keratin which is a protein found in the skin;, this excess keratin causes the cats hair follicles to become blocked which … Continue reading

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes Mellitus is a medical condition where the cat has too much sugar in their blood, this excessive sugar level is caused by a deficiency of the hormone insulin which is secreted by the pancreas. Without insulin, the body can’t … Continue reading

  • Cystitis and Lower Urinary Tract Disease

    Cystitis is the inflammation of the urinary bladder, when cats develop diseases of the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra) they are called ‘feline lower urinary tract diseases’. What are the signs of feline lower urinary tract disease? Frequent urination … Continue reading

  • Coping with Pet Loss

    The death of a pet is always very upsetting and an event many of us have experienced. Unfortunately pets do not live as long as humans and although we are aware of this fact, saying goodbye to a pet can … Continue reading