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Pet emergencies happen when you least expect them and it's almost impossible to prepare, but if you know your nearest Vets Now clinic you'll be ready to react quickly if the worst happens.

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Once your kitten is big enough, it might be time for him to start exploring the great outdoors. This can be stimulating and fun, allowing him the space to exercise and satisfy his predatory instincts, but there are many hazards to look out for.

At least 75% of cats spend some of their life outside, so it’s perhaps little surprise that an estimated 630 are run over on Britain’s roads every...
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Outdoor Cats & Traffic: How To keep Your Pet Safe | Vets Now

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Kittens and young cats are inquisitive little fur-balls of energy, when not sleeping their average 18 to 20 hours a day! It's amazing the spots they can squeeze into and the mischief they can cause.

In among all the fun and games, it's also important to be on the lookout for symptoms some of the most common emergencies which we often treat in kittens. Even young kittens can be good at hiding...
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#Kittenweek continues, and today is definitely a day for staying indoors cuddling kittens! Check back later for more help and advice on how to keep your newest fur babies safe and happy.
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You may choose to let your kitten explore the world outside, or maybe prefer him to stay indoors. Whatever you decide, it's still vitally important he has both his initial vaccinations at around 9 and then 12 weeks old.

These vaccinations help protect your kitten from a host of infections and diseases which could make him very ill, resulting in a pet emergency down the line, including feline...
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You've had your new kitten checked over at the vets and now it's time to bring them home. You’ve heard the saying “curiosity killed the cat”? There is certainly some truth in the saying and kittens are the worst culprits, exploring and getting used to their new surroundings.

Make sure you know how to cat-proof your home to avoid any potential cat-astrophes:

The Ultimate Guide To Cat Proofing Your House | Vets Now

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Today marks the start of our Kitten Week! We'll be posting helpful articles and blog posts all about how to keep kittens safe and healthy, avoiding some of the most common kitten emergencies we treat in our clinics.

First up, why it's so crucial to have that all-important initial health check:

Initial Health Checks For Kittens | Pet Care Advice | Vets Now

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Today is #loveyourpets day, and we are fully on board! We love your pets every single day, which is why we work hard to provide them with the very best emergency and critical veterinary care when they need it most. And we love our own pets too! Have a peek at some of the fur babies making our Vets Now staff very happy.
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Pet emergencies happen when you least expect them and it's almost impossible to prepare, but if you know your nearest Vets Now clinic you'll be ready to react quickly if the worst happens.

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Remember, we're here for your pets at nights and weekends. find your nearest Vets Now clinic and save the number, just in case.

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Chocolate poisoning is one of the most serious emergency cases we see at Vets Now. Theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and present in chocolate, mainly affects the heart, central nervous system and kidneys.

Urgent treatment may be needed if your dog has eaten chocolate so please contact your vet as soon as possible for advice or, out of hours, your nearest Vets Now pet emergency clinic or...
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My Dog Has Eaten Chocolate | Symptoms & Treatment | Vets Now

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Would you know if your cat was in pain, and if so, what was causing it? It can be very hard to tell, as they are particularly good at masking the signs, and each cat responds to pain differently.

Being able to spot some common signs could make all the difference. Learn more about what to look for:

How Can I Tell If My Cat Is In Pain | Vets Now

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The rise in puppy farms in the UK is alarming. If you're considering buying a puppy from a breeder, it's vitally important to meet your new puppy with its parents to ensure it's proper treatment, good health and temperament.

Why It Is Important To Meet The Parents Of A Puppy | Vets Now

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Happy Valentines Day from Vets Now! As vets and vet nurses we love animals - that's why we've dedicated our lives to helping care for them in their times of need. We regularly receive letters of thanks from pet owners (and sometimes directly from pets themselves!) and these mean so much to us all.

Here are a few to warm your heart. We hope you're hugging your pet extra close today!

Heartfelt 'letters' from dogs reveal gratitude to vets and vet nurses - Vets Now

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Poisonings are one of the most common emergencies our vets and vet nurses see — and statistics show around nine in 10 of these happen while pets are in their own home.

Learn more about common substances to keep out of your pet's way, and what to do if you suspect they may have been poisoned:

What To Do If Your Pet Has Been Poisoned | Vets Now

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Find out a bit more about the services Vets Now provide, including out-of-hours clinics and 24/7 pet emergency hospitals, here:

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Remember, Vets Now are here for your pets at nights and weekends when your regular vet practice is closed. Find your nearest Vets Now clinic, just in case.

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Kittens and young cats love to chew things, including wires and cables, which can sometimes result in a nasty electric shock.

Often symptoms don't appear for a few days. Very mild shocks may cause nothing more than slight discomfort, but even weak electrical currents can cause severe burns as the current spreads through the tissues and causes them to overheat.

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My Cat Had An Electric Shock | Symtpoms & Treatment | Vets Now

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All dogs eat things they shouldn't from time to time, but poor Henry here had a particularly bad experience with corn on the cob.

If you fear your dog has eaten something — such as a corn on the cob — that may cause a blockage you should contact your vet or, out of hours, your nearest Vets Now pet emergency clinic or Vets Now 24/7 hospital straight away.

Henry's Story | Vets Now

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Thankfully strokes in dogs are rare, but stroke-like-symptoms can be less rare, such as head-tilting and poor balance. These can often be caused by a condition called idiopathic vestibular disease (IVD) which affects the mechanisms in the inner ear.

Find out more about recognising these symptoms and what to do if you spot them:

My Dog's Had A Stroke | Causes, Symptoms & Treatment | Vets Now

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