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You should qualify for help if you are on benefits, and you live near one of our Pet Hospitals or Pet Care Practices How to check if you are eligible. Use our automated checker below to see if you are eligible. Please fill in your postcode and the benefits you receive, and we'll let you know if you are eligible and where your nearest practice is.

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Feeding your pet a raw diet - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Even if your pet is lucky to avoid these issues, bones can often cause stomach pain and constipation due to their high levels of calcium. The benefits of raw feeding over traditional pet food have not been proven. The arguments for raw feeding are based on the experience of individual owners rather than official studies on lots of pets showing ...

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How to crate train your dog - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Dog crates can be a great way to give your pet a safe space and keep them secure in the house at night and even transport them. You want your dog to learn to see their crate as their own personal den – they’ll sleep in there and it’ll be the place they go to feel safe or when they need to rest. Dogs should see the crate as a positive ...

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Your pet's 5 Welfare Needs - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Every pet owner must provide for the following needs of their pets: Health – Protection from pain, injury, suffering and disease and treated if they become ill or injured. Behaviour – the ability to behave naturally for their species eg. Play, run, dig, jump, fly etc.

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Probiotics for dogs - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Probiotics are a popular product because vets and pet owners regularly see positive results after their use but it’s important to know that they don’t work in every scenario. Side effects of probiotics. Probiotics are very safe, and are extremely unlikely to cause side effects.

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Fleas on Dogs - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Flea anaemia - large numbers of fleas feeding on your pet’s blood can cause a dangerous level of blood loss, especially in young, old or ill dogs. Flea dirt in a dog's fur. When to contact your vet. If you think your dog has fleas, call your vet practice for advice.

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Cushing’s Disease in dogs - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Treatment. Medication. Most cases of Cushing’s can be treated with medication to control steroid production. It’s important to give the correct dose because if too much is given, steroid levels may drop dangerously low and cause Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism). Contact your vet immediately if you suspect your dog has had an overdose of their medication.

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UK pet populations of dogs, cats and rabbits - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Every year we work with YouGov to survey the UK’s pet owners into the wellbeing of our pets. This allows us to have a sample that is representative of the UK by pet species (cat, dog or rabbit owners) and the owner’s gender, age and region, which means we can accurately estimate the number of pet dogs, cats, and rabbits in the UK.

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PDSA Pet Insurance UK - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) PDSA is a veterinary charity – saving pets’ lives is what we do. We want a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet. With 48 Pet Hospitals across the UK, our veterinary teams carry out over 2.8 million treatments a year, meaning that every day our vets are caring for sick and injured pets – saving lives, and keeping pets happy and healthy.

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Feeding your rabbits - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Rabbit treats from pet shops are widely available, but are often high in sugar - which is bad for their teeth, guts and waistline! If you want to give your rabbits something special, we recommend fresh veg, plants, herbs, or a very small amount of fruit. Safe treats for rabbits include (to be given in very small amounts, and avoided in ...

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Getting a dog: what we recommend - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) As with any pet, it’s important to do your research first and make sure you’re well prepared. From spring 2020, third-party puppy sales will be banned under Lucy's Law, meaning if you are looking to buy a puppy you will need to deal directly with the breeder. This means you will not be able to buy puppies from shops or anyone who isn’t ...

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How to cope with the death of a pet - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Pet Bereavement Support Service (PBSS) Freephone - 0800 096 6606 Email - [email protected]; PDSA National Collection of Pet Memories Freephone 0800 591248; Cat's protection "Paws to listen" free and confidential grief support service Freephone - 0800 024 94 94 For children:

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Arthritis in dogs - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Symptoms. Symptoms of arthritis in dogs include: Stiffness (especially after rest or after walks); Limping/lameness; Narrowing of the hips and back end (weak muscles in the back legs) Slowing down on walks

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Puppy Socialisation - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Socialisation is really important for your puppy as it helps them to become a happy, friendly and confident adult. Your puppy will have their ‘socialisation period’ in their first few months of life and it’s really important that during this time they have lots of positive new experiences to help them understand what to expect, and how to react, in a variety of situations later on in life.

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PDSA Pet Care Scheme - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick …

Posted: (53 years ago) PDSA Helpline - 24/7 pet care advice from qualified vet nurses, whenever you need it - 15% discount on PDSA Pet Insurance,*** A quarterly newsletter packed with useful pet health advice. Eligibility. If you live in the postcode catchment area of a participating veterinary practice and receive any of the benefits listed below, you can join PDSA ...

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Clicker training your dog - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Clicker training is a popular method used to train dogs, but it’s important that it’s done correctly. Clickers used in training can be bought online or in most pet shops, though you can use any object that makes a short, consistent noise (or a specific visual signal for deaf animals) and won’t be used outside of a training context.

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Kennel Cough - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Caring for a dog with kennel cough. Rest and TLC - exercise can make a cough much worse; keep your dog warm, comfortable and allow them to rest as much as they need.; A steamy room - some dogs with kennel cough can benefit from sitting in a steamy room (perhaps while you have a shower/bath). Never leave your dog alone in a steamy room or force them to stay in it if they …

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Safe fruit and veg for dogs - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Just like our favourite snacks, commercial treats from the pet shop or supermarket can sometimes be quite fattening and contain a lot of additives. If you’re looking for a tasty treat for your dog, safe fruit and vegetables can be a great, healthy option.

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Hip dysplasia in dogs - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Take a look at PDSA’s PetWise quiz to help make sure you pick the most suitable pet for your lifestyle. There are lots of lovely, deserving dogs in rescue centres across the UK. You may be able to find your perfect pal in a 'breed specific rescue centre'. Please consider giving a …

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Puppies & Dogs - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Learn more about what every pet owner must provide for their pet. Read more. 5 things your dog is trying to tell you We all love our dogs and want to let them know it as much as possible. Read more. Adolescent dogs Adolescent dogs Just like us, dogs will reach an adolescent (or teenage) stage in their lives. ...

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Your pet's symptoms - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Our PetWise Pet Health Hub has loads of great information available at the click of a mouse. Written for owners by PDSA Vets and Vet Nurses, the Pet Health Hub is a complete guide to your pet’s conditions, symptoms and treatments, covering what to do and when to get help. With a wide range of subjects ranging from first aid for emergencies ...

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Jack Russell Terrier - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Vet bills* or pet insurance – if you don’t have pet insurance and your dog needs veterinary treatment for an injury or illness, costs can rapidly mount up. Check what’s covered and what isn’t when comparing policies. Accessories – including lots of poo bags, replacing worn toys and grooming accessories, buying doggy toothpaste and any ...

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Blood in your dog's poo - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Overview. Seeing blood in your dog’s stool (poo) can be worrying because most people associate it with serious illness. Contact your vet if you find blood in your dog’s stool, but don’t panic, there are lots of possible causes ranging from very minor to more serious.

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Seasons in dogs - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Overview. A heat/season is the fertile period of a dog’s cycle when they can get pregnant. Dogs usually have their first heat at around 6 months old, and then every 6-7 months afterwards.

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New puppy checklist - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Before you decide that a puppy is the best pet for you, or before you get your heart set on a particular breed, there’s lots of things you need to consider. It’s essential to make sure that a puppy is the right pet for you and your family, as taking on a pet is a huge commitment. Remember, your puppy will soon turn into a beautiful adult ...

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Microchipping your pet - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Your pet’s microchip will be implanted under their skin between their shoulder blades using a needle. Like any injection, microchipping can cause a tiny amount of discomfort, but fortunately it’s a very quick procedure that takes just a few seconds. Most pets barely notice being microchipped, but a tasty treat afterwards is likely to ...

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Neutering your pet - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Neutering also stops your pet from having unwanted litters – leaving you with the associated costs and the responsibility of finding loving homes. There are already hundreds of thousands of unwanted animals in shelters and rescue centres across the UK and neutering your pet means you won’t add to the problem.

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First day and night with puppy - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) For the rest of the day, we’d recommend following our top tips: Keep to their usual routine. Stick to your puppy’s normal food times. The breeder or rehoming centre can let you know when, what and how much your puppy normally eats.

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Request an appointment - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) If your pet needs urgent, emergency care please call your local Pet Hospital directly. You can request an appointment at any time using this form. Your hospital team will be in touch within 5 days to arrange your appointment. If you've recently registered with PDSA, you’ll need to wait 24 hours before requesting an appointment. ...

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Could you spot a puppy farm? - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) The cost of living crisis has left thousands of people unable to afford their pet’s care. Often, we are their only emergency service. Donate. Could you recognise a puppy farm? What is a puppy farm? A puppy farm is where multiple dogs are continually bred and the puppies sold. They are kept in poor conditions as the 'breeders' don't care for ...

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Hypothyroidism in dogs - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Cost. Treatment for a chronic condition such as hypothyroidism can become very expensive over time. Consider insuring your dog as soon as you get them, before any signs of illness start. This will ensure you have all the support you need to care for them.

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Manchester PDSA Pet Hospital - PDSA - People's Dispensary for …

Posted: (53 years ago) Manchester PDSA Pet Hospital. Service status: Essential service. Find out more. THE MONTAGUE-PANTON HOSPITAL 50 REDGATE LN MANCHESTER GREATER MANCHESTER M12 4RZ 0161 881 0222 ×. QUICK LINKS. What we do; Contact Us ...

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Glasgow (Shamrock St) PDSA Pet Hospital - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Pet help & advice. Pet help & advice; Our services; Choosing a pet; Looking after your pet; Pet Health Hub; PDSA Pet Insurance; Your pet's symptoms; Donate. Donate; Monthly donations; One-off donations; Gifts in Wills; Sponsor our Trauma Care; Donate in memory; Goods donation; Philanthropy; Payroll Giving; Other ways to give; What we do. What ...

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Near Me - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Pet help & advice. Pet help & advice; Our services; Choosing a pet; Looking after your pet; Pet Health Hub; PDSA Pet Insurance; Your pet's symptoms; Donate. Donate; Monthly donations; One-off donations; Gifts in Wills; Sponsor our Trauma Care; Donate in memory; Goods donation; Philanthropy; Payroll Giving; Other ways to give; What we do. What ...

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Tooth and gum disease in dogs - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Unfortunately, dental disease is a very common problem in pet dogs, mostly due to a lack of tooth brushing and: Age - dental disease is common in older dogs due to wear and tear. Breed - some breeds are prone to dental disease, often due to the shape of …

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Saving pets, Changing lives - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) PDSA Pet Store. Shop our range of PDSA vet-approved toys, treats and pet essentials. By shopping with PDSA you'll have the confidence knowing our vet-approved range is the very best for your pet and with every purchase you'll be helping a pet in need.

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Giardia in dogs - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Giardia explained. Giardia is a tiny parasite that attacks the lining of the intestines and causes very watery, strong smelling diarrhoea. Giardia spreads by infected poo, so can be caught anywhere infected poo particles lie i.e. infected water or food, infected dogs and the environment.

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PDSA Charity Shops - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Shop our extensive range of pet care products, all approved by our vets. Every purchase you make goes towards helping a pet in need in one of our Pet Hospitals. Shop online. PDSA eBay Store. Our eBay charity shop has a huge selection of new and used items for sale, from collectables to vintage clothing to pet products. Every purchase you make ...

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Your guinea pig’s diet - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Pet guinea pigs can benefit from this too, by eating a variety of natural foraged plants as part of their fresh food. Some of these plants can be grown at home and others can be foraged. If do you decide to forage for your guinea pigs, avoid areas where weed killers or pesticides are used, as well as high traffic areas that are busy with people ...

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Our services - PDSA - People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Posted: (53 years ago) Our Pet Hospitals treat cats, dogs, rabbits and other small pets described as 'small furries'. Free Service - free treatments and medications. To qualify for free treatments and medications, you must live within the postcode catchment area of one of our Pet Hospitals and be receiving at least one of the following benefits:

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Portsmouth (Cowplain) PDSA Pet Hospital - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Pet help & advice. Pet help & advice; Our services; Choosing a pet; Looking after your pet; Pet Health Hub; PDSA Pet Insurance; Your pet's symptoms; Donate. Donate; Monthly donations; One-off donations; Gifts in Wills; Sponsor our Trauma Care; Donate in memory; Goods donation; Philanthropy; Payroll Giving; Other ways to give; What we do. What ...

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First Aid for pets - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Every pet owner should own a first aid kit with the items needed to provide first aid for small injuries. If you travel with your pet, it’s a good idea to also have a smaller kit in your car or bag to provide any care needed while on the go. Once you have given your pet first aid, take them to your vet for a check-up as soon as possible.

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Keeping your budgie healthy - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) It’s really upsetting when you beloved pet becomes ill. Luckily, there’s lots of simple steps you can take to help keep your budgie in the best of health. Bird baths: keeping your budgie clean and healthy. Putting a bird bath in your budgies’ aviary will help them keep their feathers in top condition. This is really important for birds ...

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How much exercise does your dog need? - PDSA

Posted: (53 years ago) Remember to avoid throwing sticks, as they can cause stick injuries, and opt for pet-safe toys instead. Take a look at our PDSA store for our range of vet approved dog toys. Agility: Agility is a fun way to exercise your dog, especially if they have an active mind and love a challenge. It involves training your dog to complete an obstacle ...

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