Jo Blogs

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

When it comes to the summer months, we all want to enjoy some glorious sunshine. Our pets can enjoy it for short periods too but remember there is a risk of heatstroke if they stay out in the sun for too long. This blog looks at how to safely enjoy the sunshine and some tips… Read more »

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Healthy Pets

 A large part of responsible pet ownership is ensuring your pet is healthy and noticing where there may be a problem. We always teach veterinary students a logical approach to examining animals and start from the nose and work back towards the tail. It’s also important to know what normal looks like, so we can… Read more »

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Behaviour Our pets may not be able to talk to us but they definitely let us know how they are feeling with their body language. Animals may feel the need to protect or feel scared and this might change the way they interact with us. It is very important to understand pet behaviour in order… Read more »

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Vaccinations

Vaccination is a very useful tool that we have in preventing and reducing infectious animal diseases. At the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre, all animals are examined and if needed receive a vaccination course to be protected. Some of these diseases unfortunately can be fatal or can be passed onto humans so it is important for… 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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World Veterinary Day

Saturday 25th April was World Veterinary Day where we celebrate the work of our veterinary teams, taking care of our animals. During this pandemic, vets all over the world have carried on their work, doing their very best to ensure animal health and welfare remains a top priority. It has been a particularly challenging time… Read more »

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How to stay calm through Covid-19

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Unfortunately, stress is something most of us have been experiencing to some degree over the last month due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We wanted to provide some tips to try and keep you and your animals calm during the lockdown. We hope this helps. Keep a… Read more »

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Benefits of an Older Pet

When considering adopting an animal, more often than not, people tend to steer towards the younger animals, so our more senior pets spend longer looking for their forever home. It seems the main worries people have when adopting an older pet is the financial investment, time and care or perhaps the myth that you can’t… Read more »

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Microchip your pet for £10.00

The biggest benefit investing in a microchip for your dog, cat or rabbit, is to increase the chances of being reunited with your pet in the event of you becoming separated. While collars with tags can be used to identify our pets and carry contact information, these are not ideal as they may break or… Read more »

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