• Why Is my Pet lame/Limping?

    Dr. Tim Kirby MVBGpCertEqPMRCVS    www.petbond.ie Lameness/Limping is a common occurrence in both dogs and cats, and something we see daily in veterinary practice. Lameness is a sign of something underlying as opposed to being a disease/condition in itself. There are a multitude of reasons why your pet may be lame or you notice a limp, we have covered some of…

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  • Give them the gift of GAIN

    GAIN Pet Nutrition are delighted to launch our #GiftofGiving Christmas campaign on our Facebook page on Thursday 25th November. We want you to nominate a chosen shelter or charity and give them the #GiftofGAIN this Christmas. All you have to do is go to our Facebook page, go to the comments section on the competition post and comment your chosen…

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  • Separation anxiety as you return to work

    As lockdown restrictions have almost been completely lifted, more and more people are returning to the office as working lives revert back to normal. For anyone with a pet, it’s important to realise that this spells a completely new ‘normal’ also for your pet. They have been used to your constant presence for the past 20 months, and now they…

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  • Halloween through the eyes of a dog

    Each year some of us feverishly look forward to the spectacular fireworks, the excitement of costume making, and the general noisy mayhem and raucous carnival that is “Halloween”. We have done so for generations. For dogs, it is a much different story, however! They do not enjoy the fear-filled atmosphere that we humans relish during these festivities, nor do the…

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  • New Pet Parents – What do I need to buy?

    For new pet parents, it can be difficult to decide on which items you will actually need for your pet. We live in a highly commercialised world, therefore the temptation to overspend is at our fingertips! Amidst the excitement of a new family arrival, it can easily turn into an unnecessary shopping spree or even a shortage of essentials. We…

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  • Care of a breeding bitch & puppies

    Welcoming a litter of  “choir-singing” puppies to a household is always an exciting time for the entire family! The excitement builds as imaginations run wild as to the colour, markings, and temperament of the “future champions”. As all responsible breeders know, there is a huge commitment, care, and cost involved in rearing a litter of puppies responsibly. This investment of…

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  • Managing your dog’s weight

    Has your dog been getting too many treats and oversized portions lately? Managing your dog’s weight is extremely important when it comes to maintaining a healthy  lifestyle for your pet. Research shows that two thirds of dogs are overweight and the role of nutrition plays a vital part in ensuring your dog stays healthy and that their weight is managed.…

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