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‘Vaping’ is increasingly popular, but is the use of e-cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) harmful to our pets? e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is toxic to pets and may result in the following symptoms; salivation, vomiting, diarrhoea, agitation, panting, tachycardia (fast heart rate), dilated pupils, high blood pressure, tremors, seizures and in very severe

In this podcast on epilepsy – sponsored by Vetbromide, the latest addition to TVM’s epilepsy range of product – listen to neurology specialists Simon Platt and Laurent Garosi talk about when to treat epilepsy in dogs, what with, and how to monitor patients effectively.  
A recent study found that brachycephalic (flat faced) breeds have a 3.63x greater risk of developing dry eye1. What is dry eye? Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS) is a condition whereby dogs have a reduced tear film (deficient aqueous layer) due to destruction of their tear (lacrimal) gland. Left untreated, the condition can result
Did you know that nearly 1 in 6 dogs regularly eat (dog) faeces*? This habit of eating faeces (known as coprophagia), is understandably not pleasant and it can be a challenging one to resolve! Why oh why?! There are numerous reasons dogs might indulge in this delightful(!) activity. It can be normal in some circumstances,
It’s been wonderful watching the spring colours begin to emerge in our gardens... ...but did you know that spring bulbs can be harmful to our pets? Plants to look out for include; snowdrops, bluebells, daffodils (narcissus), hyacinths, tulips, irises and crocuses. Plant bulbs contain irritant chemicals called alkaloids, which can be toxic to your pet.
All jokes aside, Adder bites can be nasty and unpleasant for your pet... Luckily, Adders are the only venomous snake in the UK. They become active in the warmer months, following a winter of hibernation - so you should be most alert on spring and summertime walks. Pets are usually bitten on the legs, head
Sago Palms – Did you know they are toxic to pets..? Also called cardboard palms, cycades, or zymias, Sago Palms are readily available in garden centres or in the garden sections of large DIY stores and supermarkets. But what you may not realise is that this potted plant is potentially lethal to your beloved pet.

Soliphen is a 4-in-1 phenobarbital tablet licensed to treat epilepsy in dogs.   Despite being launched only 18 months ago by TVM UK, Soliphen is now the third best selling phenobarbital brand in the UK. As well as being cost-effective for both vets and owners, its ease of use has made it popular with prescribing vets. Soliphen tablets