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Allergies in Dogs & Cats

Skin Allergies in Dogs and Cats   Skin allergies are very common in both dogs and cats and can be a cause of great distress for both the animal and their owner. This article looks at the most common cause of skin allergies in dogs and cats. ATOPY What is atopy in...

Endocardiosis in Dogs

Endocardiosis Endocardiosis alters the physical structures of the heart valves due to an accumulation of fibrous tissue. This condition is inherited and degenerative. Symptoms vary depending on severity of disease. Once started, treatment will be lifelong. What is...

Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heart disease in Dogs and Cats Heart disease is a broad term for any disease affecting the function or structure of the heart. There are congenital or acquired disease which can affect both cats and dogs of all ages. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options vary...

Quick facts: Atopic Dermatitis

What is Atopic Dermatitis? Atopic dermatitis is an inappropriate immune response to environmental substances that therefore causes inflammation of the skin. Causes There is a genetic predisposition for atopic dermatitis. Several allergens can be responsible for...

Supplements for Cats

Supplements for cats Do cats need supplements? And if so, which supplements are beneficial to cats? These are commonly asked questions from concerned cat owners, who want to make sure they are giving their cat everything he or she needs for a long, healthy life. What...

Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

Arthritis in dogs and cats Arthritis can affect many joints within the body and although it is a progressive disease it can be managed effectively. There are many different causes of Arthritis and the diagnosis, treatment and management options will vary depending on...

Why Essential Fatty Acids are Crucial for Dogs

Fatty acids are classed as “essential” if they can’t be produced in the body, so animals have to obtain them through their diet. Omega 3 essential fatty acids have a myriad of beneficial effects on the body so there are a wide range of situations in which vets may recommend a supplement.

Harvest Hazards

Harvest Time Hazards - Keep your pet safe in autumn As summer winds down and we approach the autumn months, there’s a bunch of harvest time hazards that pet owners should know about. Read our guide for top tips on keeping your pet safe this season, and speak to a vet...

Vita’s A to Z of Pet Health

A to Z we are here for you! Vita’s Alphabet of Animal Health A – Arthritis. Extremely common in companion animals, this condition affects four out of five older dogs. Osteoarthritis is a progressive joint disease and the earlier signs can be more subtle. Take a look...

Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid – Do you know what to do? It’s always good to be prepared, especially if your pet requires first aid. Knowing what to do and having a first aid kit to hand helps you to respond calmly and effectively if your pet is injured or unwell. Ensure your vet’s...

Flystrike in Rabbits

Flystrike in rabbits What is flystrike in rabbits? Flystrike (myiasis) occurs when damp fur - often due to damaged skin or soiled by urine or faeces - attracts the green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata). The fly can lay up to 200 eggs on the skin which hatch into maggots...

Four Ways to Boost Wellbeing for you and your Pet

Four ways to boost wellbeing for you and your pet We can always benefit from a little wellbeing boost. It has been proven that having pets improves our mental and physical wellbeing including reducing blood pressure, lowering stress levels and improving our mood....

Ear Disease in Dogs, Cats and Rabbits

Ear Disease in Dogs, Cats and Rabbits If head shaking and ear scratching is something you notice with your pet, they may be suffering with ear disease. These clever structures are built for purpose, but what happens when your pet gets an ear infection? The ear canal...

Quick Facts: Otitis

Quick Facts: Otitis What is Otitis? Otitis is normally divided into two categories either Otitis Externa or Otitis Media. Otitis Externa is the inflammation of the outer ear and ear canal. Otitis Media is the inflammation of the structures within the middle ear. If...

Dog Alzheimer’s – What is Canine Cognitive Dysfunction?

Dog Alzheimer’s – What is Canine Cognitive Dysfunction? Like humans, dogs can suffer from brain ageing called canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD). It’s actually pretty common and affects somewhere between 14% and 35% of dogs. It is usually seen in dogs over 8 years of...

57% of Horse Owners Keep Bute in First Aid Box, New Survey Shows

57% of horse owners keep bute in first aid box, new survey shows A recent survey by Vita Animal Health has found that most horse owners have a first aid box, with the majority containing Phenylbutazone (Bute) - a POM-V drug. However, only 7% of horse owners seek...

Wound Healing in Horses

Wounds in Horses Horse wounds can have a range of complications such as poor healing due to skin tension or infection. Accurately assessing wounds and being able to apply basic first aid is vital and allows you to know when to seek veterinary advice. Read on for...

Wound Healing in Reptiles

Wound healing in reptiles can provide many challenges. Treatment methods and healing varies greatly to that of other species.

10 Top Tips to Navigate Winter with your Pets

Here are Vita’s top tips for pet health and well-being this winter.

Omniotic Press Release

Vita Animal Health Launches Omniotic to Provide a Flexible New Solution to Ear Cleaning.

Ear Disease in Dogs, Cats and Rabbits

Ear Disease in Dogs, Cats and Rabbits

Ear Disease in Dogs, Cats and Rabbits If head shaking and ear scratching is something you notice with your pet, they may be suffering with ear disease. These clever structures are built for purpose, but what happens when your pet gets an ear infection? The ear canal...

Quick Facts: Otitis

Quick Facts: Otitis

Quick Facts: Otitis What is Otitis? Otitis is normally divided into two categories either Otitis Externa or Otitis Media. Otitis Externa is the inflammation of the outer ear and ear canal. Otitis Media is the inflammation of the structures within the middle ear. If...

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