Posts byrichard

Summer is Coming

No, you won’t find any kind of “Game of Thrones” spoiler in this month’s article… Summer is a peculiar moment in comparison with the rest of the year: not only the warmest of the seasons, but also because lots of people (and their pets) are coming to our area within the following 3-4 months. Here
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Healthy Treats

A very commonly asked question in small animals practice is: “may I give some treats to my dog or cat?” Most owners take care of their pets very well, and are very strict about their health and welfare requirements, but sometimes they can’t avoid offering treats to their pets. What’s exactly a treat? It’s an
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Puppies Kidnapping In Alicante

A month ago we read in a local newspaper an unusual article whose title was: “they kidnapped a dog in Alicante and then demanded a ransom of €200”. A 22 years old man was arrested when he was going to ransom a puppy which was hidden into a pram. He had covered the puppy with
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International Women’s day 8th of March

Some years ago, a girl who was a regular customer of the practice, came with a new rescued female dog. She was about 10 kg and short black & white coat. She also was very nice and very young. The owner was very worried about the dog, and she wanted to neuter her as soon
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FEBRUARY: THE MONTH OF LOVE (AND NOISE)

February is the month of love, also for animals. Lots of bird and mammal species get “married” in February. The reason for this is to make the newborns arrive in spring, when weather is getting better, and there is a lot of food available. In the other hand there are other species which are able
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Brexit and Pets

These last days we have been asked several times about after-Brexit new regulation for travelling with pets from UK to EU and vice versa. So far, we haven’t received any official notification at all. Veterinary College keeps every member updated about any kind of modification, not only in case of import-export laws, but every aspect
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Christmas Presents for Pets

Christmas is getting closer and you sure have in mind all of your dear ones and probably you are also thinking about which could be their Christmas present. But don´t forget about your furry friends that have been lovely the whole year and they deserve something special too! This month we´ve come with two presents
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Which Breed Is My Dog?

This is probably the most common question asked in every practice. New owners want to know how the puppy they adopted is going to look like when it’s an adult, if it’s going to be big, small, furry, potentially dangerous, etc. In case of pure breed puppies, this is very easy, but in most cases
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Dogs Sense Of Smell

One of the most amazing characteristics of dogs is, no doubt, their sense of smell. Throughout evolution, dogs have developed a great olfactory sensitivity; other senses such as vision or touch, are poorer, however. Why can dogs smell much better than people? Olfactory system is the same in both cases: neurons with detect particles from
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Tourist Info For September

31st August 22.30 h. – At the Palmeral Park auditorium. Official Opening Speeches 2019 1st September 10.00 h. Moors disembark on Levante beach opposite the Town Hall. Firing of arquebuses. 19.00 h. Public appearance of Festival Chairmen (Moors and Christians) heading for the harbour (Moors) and the castle (Christians). Moors’ envoy opposite the Castle. The
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Beans with Serrano Ham

Hi all, This month I would like to make a very simple but tasty recipe. It’s one of my favourites because my Nan used to make it when we visited her during our summer holidays (we loved helping her to collect the beans from her garden). Hope you enjoy xxx Ingredients: 1lb fresh broad beans or string
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TROPOSPHERIC OZONE POLLUTION

Tropospheric ozone is a secondary pollutant, which means it’s produced by the action of sunlight on other pollutants. During the summer, and especially during heat waves, sunlight effect is maximum, and big quantities of tropospheric ozone are produced. Tropospheric ozone, which is a pollutant, mustn’t be confused with stratospheric ozone, which protects us from UV
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Pet-friendly Hospitals

PETS FRIENDLY HUMAN HOSPITALS This month we have some good news: companion pets will be allowed to visit their owners at Torrevieja and Vinalopó (Elche) hospitals. First of all, this is not an animal-assisted therapy; it just consists of people that is being at the hospital, and even chronic patients who usually spend a lot
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The Samaritans

“After a nervous breakdown, losing his job and then his girlfriend, David found it really hard to cope when someone gave him the Samaritans telephone number. I’d been struggling with stress in my job and in April 2007 I was signed off. Things gradually got worse and I suffered a nervous breakdown. In August of
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Out Of Hours

The car left the road for the second time; only dropping the front wheel off the sealed surface but it was enough to frighten her into concentrating on the road ahead. She had adjusted the rear view mirror so that she could see the small bundle secured in the back, caring little for following traffic.
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Your Hospital Bed

YOUR HOSPITAL BED by Julie Parker It’s a place of comfort to rest your head, Just press the buzzer the lovely nurse said. I really don’t want to be the one to moan, but I would prefer to be at home. Perhaps if we go back in time, staying at home would have just been
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Fabada Asturiana

Hello everyone, Easter is already here, the last month of a long winter so as someone suggested to me we will make our last winter dish “Fabada Asturiana” a famous meat and bean stew. Hope you enjoy it, Mayka xxx Let’s Start First of all, let the beans soak overnight in a bowl of cold
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