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There are almost 60 million pets in the UK and, from flea collars and worm treatments to vaccinations and vet bills, pet owners now spend tens of billions of pounds a year on their health^. But what do our pets really need to have a long and healthy life?Your pet can't tell you - but science can. In Trust Me, I'm a Vet, a team of practising vets use the latest veterinary research, access to world-leading experts and brand new science to seek out the very best advice for taking care of your pet. Each episode of the series will be based at one of the country's leading vet schools.
In this episode, Steve Leonard investigates the latest research into mineral content in pet food, and discovers that many fail to meet official guidelines. Steve finds out whether feeding these foods to your pet over the long term could lead to serious health problems and uncovers what pet owners can do about it.
This episode comes from the Royal Veterinary College, near London.
Steve Leonard and his team of vets investigate the best way to help your pet lose weight, witness a pioneering operation to improve the life of a paralysed dachshund, decode the secret language of guinea-pigs and discover why, when it comes to keeping rabbits, it is time to ditch the hutch.
In the third and final episode of the series, the team is based at Bristol University's Langford Vet Hospital.
Alice Rhodes discovers that one in five cats in the UK lives in a state of long-term anxiety because they share a house with another cat- and cats would rather live alone. Alice runs a unique experiment to test different stress-busting methods in three multi-cat households. Which will work best: separate food bowls, cat toys or stress-reducing scent diffusers?
Judy Puddifoot investigates the warning signs dogs give out before becoming aggressive. They follow a fairly predictable pattern but often go unnoticed by people. Judy reveals the signals to look for - and how they escalate if you ignore them.
Steve Leonard looks into the latest research that suggests feeding your cat only fish-based pet foods over the long term could lead to health problems.
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