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Tips for walking your dog during summer

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it's important to remember that the warm weather can be just as uncomfortable for our pets. As dog owners, it's our responsibility to ensure they stay safe and stay cool in the warm weather.

Don't let the heat slow you down! With a few essential tips and tricks from Woodward Vets, you can make summer walks enjoyable experiences for you both.

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Tips for clipping your pet's claws

Keeping your pet's claws trimmed is an essential part of their overall health and wellbeing. Long nails can cause discomfort, make walking difficult and even lead to accidental injuries to both you and your pet.

While clipping your pet's claws might seem daunting at first, with a little practice and the right approach, it can become a quick and stress-free experience for both of you. Here at Woodward Vets, we're dedicated to helping you provide the best care for your pet, therefore, this guide offers some helpful tips and tricks for clipping your pet's claws safely and effectively.

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Intrepid Leicestershire Vet Nurse heading for the Amazon

A registered vet nurse (RVN) from Leicestershire is heading to the Amazon Rainforest to help treat and rehabilitate injured wildlife. 

Caring Ben Witcomb works at Linnaeus-owned Woodward Veterinary Practice in Ashby de la Zouch and will cross the Atlantic in October to volunteer at the Amazon Shelter in Peru. 

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Allergies in Cats

The most common allergies in cats

Cats commonly experience four types of allergies: insects (fleas), food allergies, atopic dermatitis (triggered by house dust, pollen, and moulds) and contact allergies. While they exhibit shared physical expressions and signs, each allergy type also presents unique features. If you believe your cat is showing signs of an allergy, then speaking to a vet at Woodward Vets to help you find a solution for making your cat more comfortable and improving their quality of life.

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What’s Better for My Cat: Wet or Dry Food?

A frequent question asked is whether cats should consume canned or dry food.

Fortunately, many commercial cat foods offer an excellent nutritional source, whether in the form of dry or wet cat food. However, hinges on various factors, including weight, health conditions and budget.

Deciding whether to opt for dry, canned or a combination of both is a choice you and your vet or nurse can collaboratively make to ensure the optimal health of your cat. Here's some advice on the comparison between wet and dry cat food.

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