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Veterinary Tips and Advice

Our resident veterinarian writes a weekly article containing background information, tips and advice on medical conditions and other common pet issues. Please find a collection of the published articles below. The collection is continuously updated to ensure an extensive range of background information that can be consulted whenever necessary.

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What is the best dog food?

The answer to the above question is subjective and depends on your own preference and that of your dog. We’ve made an overview of the most popular diets in every category, using our extensive range of dog foods.


Why does my cat meow so much?

There are several causes for the excessive meowing of cats. For example, a cat meows to get attention from its owner, but also out of boredom or fear. In addition, there can also be a medical cause for excessive meowing, such as dementia or an illness. A cat will meow a lot when he or she is not feeling well. In this article, we'll discuss the possible causes of excessive meowing.

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Top 10 small dog breeds

This blog article discusses 10 common small dog breeds with the most important characteristics associated with these breeds. Small dog breeds are dogs with an adult weight of up to 10 kg. Are you looking for another small breed? Take a look at our dog breeds page.

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What plants are poisonous to cats?

We love plants. We love cats. Some cats love plants too. Unfortunately, plants and cats aren’t always the best combination. There are many plants that are poisonous to cats, but it might be difficult to figure out which plants you shouldn’t have in your home. And what if your cat accidentally takes a bite of a poisonous plant? Keep reading to find out what toxic plants and flowers you need to look out for.

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Entertain your pet, the top 5 most popular dog and cat toys

The time we are living in right now is insecure and confusing. People work home, schools are closed and social contacts are avoided. This takes some time for everyone to get used to. Not only for you, but also for pets.

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Kidney problems in cats and dogs

Kidney problems are very common among cats and dogs. A large number of these pets only develop symptoms later in life. However, serious kidney problems may also occur amongst younger animals. One can distinguish between acute kidney failure and chronic kidney failure.

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Honey Ointment for Wound Healing in Humans and Animals Sustainability for your pet Yakka: the new way of chewing? Vetsend celebrates Switching your dog or cat to a new diet Will you be my Valentine? Obesity, exercise and diet food Top 10 most popular cat names Appetite stimulant for cats Contraceptive pill for your cat The best diet after surgery or illness Ear mites in cats Protecting your dog’s surgical wound Wasp stings in cats Wasp stings in dogs Five 2023 resolutions for you and your pet Can dogs get Lyme disease? How to prevent your dog from becoming overweight? Bladder problems in cats How do I get my cat to use the litter box? 5 tips! An overactive thyroid in cats What to do when my puppy has diarrhoea or is vomiting? Bladder stones in dogs Is there any particular food for my cat with diarrhoea? Supplements from Dr Ann’s: Supports your dog’s or cat’s health! Do you think your dog has a food allergy? Try an elimination diet! How do I get my cat to use the litter box? 5 tips! Top 5 gifts for World Animal Day! Vetality diet food for your dog or cat The top 10 most popular dog names The struggles of being a pet parent What do you need to know about heat in dogs? What do you need to know about your cat’s teeth? How to protect your horse against horseflies What shouldn’t my dog eat? Why is my dog loosing its hair? A dog with a blue tongue How to stop your puppy from biting What is toxic for your pet? All Active Vetsend Promotional Codes Why is my cat losing its fur? Crate training a puppy Litter training for cats What if my dog or cat eats chocolate? How to train your pup to walk on a leash Fleas on dogs and cats Signs that your pet is getting old Hill’s explains: how obesity affects your dog’s joints Ticks in cats How often should you deworm your dog? Everything about adopting a shelter pet Have you taught your pet to be home alone after corona? Our top 5 pet food brands Animal welfare – How to help without donating money Colic in horses What is catnip? Is your dog itchy? Fleas in cats Separation anxiety in dogs Stress in cats: Causes and effects Atopic dermatitis in dogs Dealing with warmth and heatstroke Which rodent is right for me? Make your dog more visible in the dark A dog coat for your furry friend Salmon oil for dogs and cats Multivitamins for your dog and cat Which food should I choose for my pet? Everything you need to know about worming your pet Chronic kidney failure in cats and dogs Cystitis in cats Help! My cat pees in the house! Now what? Need a muzzle? National Pet Dental Health Month Ear care for dogs and cats Cat flu Christmas Tips Hoof care Acorns are toxic to your dog. Please beware during forest walks! BARF – Raw food diet for dogs & cats Which plants are poisonous to dogs? Pregnancy in cats Dental problems in rabbits and rodents Pain relief for dogs Ticks on dogs Why are dog shoes useful? The difference between gluten-free, grain-free and wheat-free pet food Bringing your dog on a ski holiday Brushing your dog’s and cat’s teeth Washing your horse How to tell if your dog loves you How often should you deworm your cat? 8 reasons why having a pet is better than a partner Trend alert! A donut bed for your dog or cat! The best Christmas presents for your pet! Top 10 medium-sized dog breeds Top 10 Large Dog Breeds KONG toys for dogs Kennel cough in dogs Tips to make your balcony cat-proof Epilepsy in dogs and cats Unwanted scratching behaviour Help! My dog pees in the house Vomiting in dogs and cats Hairballs in cats Intestinal problems in dogs Nutrition and coat care for dogs and cats with an allergy Why is my cat getting bald patches? Heartworm in dogs and cats Roundworms in dogs and cats Everything about diet food for dogs and cats House-training your rabbit Bladder problems in dogs Skin conditions in dogs and cats Raising a puppy Cycling with your dog Myiasis in rabbits Cutting Nails Body Condition Score Dog and Cat Dog Sports Breed-Specific Dog Food Keeping a pet rabbit Worming treatment on horses The power of walking your dog Identification and registration of your pet with a chip Ear mites in dogs Going on holiday with your pet? Tips and advice Dog pregnancy Ear infections in cats and dogs Your dog’s teeth How to raise a kitten? Does your dog eat too quickly? Pets make you happy Buying a puppy Probiotic house cleaning Pedigree Dogs What to do if your dog is becoming less mobile? Dental care for pets Feliway – Stressed Cat Behaviour How to cool down your pet in hot weather Fear, stress and pheromones Be prepared for winter Buying a kitten First Aid Dental care for dogs Tilt and turn windows are dangerous for cats! How to determine the right size for my pet? Be prepared for summer with your dog! Dog anatomy Treating anxiety and stress caused by loud noises Puppy socialisation Firework training Help! My dog pulls on the leash! Coat care in summer 8 Useful tips to help your dog during hot weather Obesity in cats and dogs Prepare your garden for spring: be careful with cocoa shell mulch and fertiliser Hot spots in dogs and cats Food allergies in cats and dogs Leaving your puppy alone Dental diet for dogs and cats Dog friendly beaches Exercising with your dog or cat Skin problems in dogs Puppy Training Course, Yes or No? Did you already know?: “Road salt is deadly to dogs” Diet food for dogs and cats Hip dysplasia in dogs Socialising Kittens Tips for leaving your pet at home while going on a holiday The Coronavirus: is it dangerous for cats and dogs? Beware! Aggressive wasps are approaching Recognising and supporting osteoarthritis Adaptil – Dog calming product Diarrhoea in cats and dogs Dealing with fireworks anxiety