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Although the veterinary medical information contained within this site is brought to you by a professional, qualified, practicing veterinarian of many years' experience, the information is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. This website can not see your animal - your local vet can.

While the information contained within the site is periodically researched and updated (guided by veterinary texts and journals) and endeavours to be as up-to-date and factual as possible, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date. Recommendations as to therapeutics, diagnostics and best standards of practice are constantly evolving in the veterinary industry and, at any one time and on any one point, opinions between professionals may differ. Please do not use this site as a sole source of information on any matter of veterinary or human health interest.

The materials contained on this website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute sole professional advice on any subject matter. does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. This site and its contributors do not take any responsibility, either directly or implied, for any damage, injury, death, disease, illness or morbidity caused directly or indirectly to pets, their owners or the general public as a result of following the advice given in this site. This site and its contributors do not take any responsibility, either directly or implied, for any damage or loss of business, earnings and reputation that might be incurred as a result of following the advice given in this site.

If your animal/pet is unwell or in danger of becoming unwell or you are in need of advice on any matter of animal care/health or matters of public health concern (e.g. zoonotic disease advice, aggressive dog/cat advice), the safest and best thing to do is to seek the advice of your local veterinarian. No website can ever replace the detailed questioning of an individual owner, the hands-on examination of an animal, the regional experience of the local veterinarian and the performing of appropriate diagnostic tests: all of which are so vital if an accurate diagnosis is to be made and appropriate therapies are to be instigated.

Please do not use this web-site to self-diagnose and treat your own pets. Although this website makes every attempt to be accurate and up-to-date - recommended drug treatments, drug doses, drug durations and drug-safety recommendations change constantly and we may not always be able to keep up with the most-current knowledge. Nor may the information contained within these pages be appropriate for your individual pet. Some of the drugs listed on these pages have important side effects and not all drugs and doses will be safe for all individuals (e.g. some dose rates may be toxic in some individuals). You must get your vet to diagnose any disease conditions in your pets (do not self diagnose) and recommend the best and safest treatments for your situation.

This website (us) is designed for information purposes only - so that you will know what options might be available to you and what questions and topics to ask your own vet about. The website is not designed to replace your own vet's opinion. Your vet can directly examine your animal - we can not. Only vets who have directly examined your pet can tell you which treatments, drugs and doses are most effective and safe for your animal. No website can guarantee this like your own clinician can.

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Any dose rates mentioned on these pages should be confirmed by a vet. Drug options, drug doses, dosing rates and dosing durations for common drugs are being changed and updated all the time (e.g. as new research comes in and as drug formulations change) and information here may not remain current for long. What's more, although we try very hard to maintain the accuracy of our information by cross-referencing with several texts, typos and oversights do occur. Again, please check with your vet before dosing any pet any medication or drug.

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