What is a Tick, why they’re dangerous & how to avoid them

What is a Tick? Ticks are very small parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts (preferably animals). They can be found across the UK in both towns and countryside and are usually more active March – October but can also be active during the winter on mild days. Ticks do not jump or Read More

Your guide to skin conditions in cats and dogs

Ask any vet, and they’ll tell you that skin conditions are one of the main reasons their patients are visiting, this is particularly the case for dogs. Some skin conditions are worse during different seasons, so once you understand what may be affecting you pet, you can take preventative measures or be well equipped to Read More

Desensitising your pet to car travel

You may be lucky enough to be going on a summer break soon, but does your pet enjoy travelling as much as you do? Pets pick up on changes in routine, starting with the suitcases coming out or bags being packed and the general pre-holiday panic before leaving the house. Without you realising, this is Read More

Your guide to lifestage nutrition for cats & dogs

As we pet owners know, caring for a pet is extremely rewarding. Nothing says welcome home quite like the joy only a pet can give. While most of us realise that small puppies and kittens need specific diets to help their young tummies and to sustain rapid growth, after that many of us just go Read More

5 key facts about active ingredients in flea treatments

There are so many flea treatments, are they all the same? Why are some available over-the-counter yet others via prescription or pet registration only? We give you a quick run through of the active ingredients in flea treatments and talk you through the main differences.   Q: What is Fipronil and what does it do? Read More

How to treat your pet against fleas effectively

  It’s all down to understanding where fleas live, how fleas breed and how to effectively treat your pet (and your home) against fleas. Read our vet’s top tips on how we can keep these pesky critters at bay. Treat adult fleas Adult fleas are easily picked up by your pet almost anywhere, as they Read More

Your essential guide to keeping your pet a healthy weight

Just like us, putting on the pounds and carrying a lot of excess weight is also bad for our pets and can therefore result in obesity in cats and dogs. Again like us, it’s easily done and there’s often a mix of factors which can play a contributing part; Over eating, getting older, decreasing levels of Read More

Why puppies and kittens need specific diets

Just like us, the early years of a pet’s life are some of their most important. Their bones and muscles are growing and their body is getting ready for big wide world. When you’re at your vets, getting their initial checks, inoculations and micro-chipping, they’ll probably recommend feeding your new family addition dedicated puppy or Read More

Six top tips on how to help your pet cope with New Year celebrations

As end of year parties get in to full swing, remember it can be a stressful time for pets. Strangers in the home, loud music and of course, the inevitable fireworks. Before any celebrations start, spend a few moments to help your pet cope. How to help your pets cope with New Year celebrations Walk Read More

Purina Pro Plan NeuroCare NC Canine – The veterinary diet supporting aging dogs

Purina Pro Plan NeuroCare NC is a dry dog food, part of their Veterinary Diets range. It’s usually recommended to support cognitive health in older dogs and can make a real difference to their mental agility. Pro Plan NeuroCare NC’s specific ingredients This specially formulated diet contains; Medium chain triglyceride oil Omega-3 fatty acids – to help support your Read More