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Internal Parasites

Last week we focused on external parasites which can be a huge pain for our pets and us. This week it’s time for us to look at internal parasites. Internal parasites can cause major problems for our pets including anaemia, poor immune function, bleeding or potentially could be fatal. We’ll talk through the major categories,… Read more »

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External Parasites

Pesky Parasites Parasites can be a pain for pets as well as for people around them. Not only can they cause skin and digestive problems but there are also some parasites out there which can be fatal. We’re going to focus on how to spot a parasite problem and parasite prevention for your pets. External… Read more »

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Rabbit Health Week 4

This is our final week in our series of blogs concentrating on rabbit health. This week is Rabbit Awareness week so it’s particularly important to highlight the main issues they can suffer from. This week we focus on Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease also known as RVHD. What is RVHD? RVHD or Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease… Read more »

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Rabbit Health Week 3

This is our third week focusing on rabbit health in the run up to Rabbit Awareness week. Today we’re highlighting Myxomatosis which is a serious and often fatal condition in rabbits. We want to emphasise the importance of vaccination against this disease in your rabbits. What is Myxomatosis? Myxomatosis is a disease in rabbits which… Read more »

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Rabbit Health Week 2

It’s time to continue our rabbit health information series. This week we turn our focus to E.cuniculi which is a disease in rabbits leading to mobility and balance issues. What is E.cuniculi? E.cuniculi or Encephalitozoon cuniculi is a very small parasite which can affect a rabbit’s brain or kidneys. Rabbits may carry the parasite without… Read more »

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Rabbit Health Week 1

When it comes to the warmer months, our animals can need even more attention. Whilst we might enjoy the sunshine on summer days, the hotter weather can mean disaster for our rabbits and guinea pigs if they aren’t properly checked. One major problem in this time is flystrike, but we wanted to give some general… Read more »

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Spring Wildlife Advice

Spring is here! With this season we see plenty of wildlife enjoying the beautiful British countryside and the great outdoors. Spring is also a time for new life in most species and so we wanted to give some advice on what to do if you see young wildlife in need. We’ll talk you through general… Read more »

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The Benefits of Neutering your Pet

Neutering is the removal of an animal’s reproductive organs. Here at the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre we ensure that the animals under our care are all neutered or booked in for neutering before they go to their new homes. This is important for us to reduce the number of unwanted animals in the UK and… Read more »

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First Aid and Emergencies

Following on from our series of blogs about making sure your pet is healthy, the blog today focuses on what to do when they are unwell or injured. Our pets like to keep us on our toes and situations can develop very quickly. Our advice is always to contact your vet if you suspect a… Read more »

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