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Family is family and everyone deserves some love- in Pet's Corner this week, Lorraine offers some guidance and advice for Caring for Older Dogs........

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Pet’s Corner: Caring for older dogs By Lorraine Murphy, from Pet’s Corner at Whelehans Pharmacy   To ensure health problems don’t become too serious, older dogs need Vet checks every 6 months. Larger breeds age quicker than smaller breed as a rule. Teeth must be checked as tartare builds up with age and can cause eating problems due to pain. As older pets slow down, they need an age appropriate diet. Fish oils rich in EPA and EPA helps stiff joints, gives a shinier coat and helps mentally. Gentle exercise is important to keep the joints moving and keep your...

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In the first article from our new feature - Pet's Corner - Lorraine offer some simple tips and advice on caring for your furry family members this Summer

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Friendly Pet Tips for Summer By Lorraine Murphy, from Pet’s Corner at Whelehans Pharmacy   Always have a ready supply of water available. Make sure to walk your dog(s) early in the morning and evening as they can suffer from heat stroke easily. On hot and sunny days, if the path is too hot to touch by hand it is too hot for your pets’ paws! Do not leave your dog in the car unattended. The combination of lack of oxygen and heat could be lethal for your pet. Sadly, there are still many avoidable tragedies due to this carelessness....

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