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The Vet Report

Vets4Pets and Companion Care are pleased to welcome you to the sixth edition of the Vet Report.

Welcome to the Vet Report - a hub of interesting articles and videos all relating to the human-animal bond. This includes our feature topic, living with your pet, which explores all the things you need to know to get started with dog training, from scent work to dog agility. 

Scroll down to read articles from previous years and like our Facebook page to be kept up to date on new topics launching later this year.

There’s nothing in the world quite like living with a pet. They bring us joy, fun and companionship. And you can get even more enjoyment from your furry friend by helping them to learn.

But it’s not easy to know where to start. Fortunately, we’ve created a series of guides to get you on your way. So, grab some treats and let’s get going!

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Getting Started With Training Your Dog

There are few things more rewarding than training your dog. But getting started isn’t always easy. Check out our top tips in the Vet Report.

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Dog Agility

Growing from the sport of showjumping, and now recognised at an international level, dog agility has never been more popular.

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Top Tips For Lead Training

It can be a nightmare to walk your dog if they’ve had no training. However, with a few simple tips, you can get them walking contentedly at your side in no time.

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How To Start With Scent Work

Scent work is a great activity for every breed of dog, regardless of physical ability or age. It’s easy for owners too, and it’s an exercise you carry out every day.

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Training Your Cat

Many people presume that cats can’t be trained—they are famously independent, after all! But, surprisingly, felines love to learn.

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Training Small Furries

They might not be so good at playing fetch or rolling over on demand, but small furry pets are actually very trainable.

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Read older vet reports

The fifth Vet Report celebrates the bond between pet and owner, investigating how we support our pets, and how they support us in turn. We look at how you can make your pets happy, the impact they have on you, and how you can work together to understand each other.

Read the 2019 Vet Report

The fourth in a series of annual publications, The Vet Report 2017 included articles on how to choose your new pet, modern veterinary care, dental health, Alabama Rot and behaviour changes in older pets.

Read the 2017 Vet Report

The third in a series of annual publications, The Vet Report 2016 included cat lifestyles, vaccinations, antibiotics, anaesthesia and pet obesity.

Read the 2016 Vet Report

The second in a series of annual publications, The Vet Report 2015 included Why visit the vet, Territorial Aggression, Lungworm, Diabetes and Rabbit diets.

Read the 2015 Vet Report

The first in a series of annual publications, The Vet Report 2014 included Microchipping, Feline TB, Alabama Rot, Reptile Care and an overview of the UK's pet population.

Read the 2014 Vet Report

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