Common ear and eye problems in cats and dogs

All owners will probably experience problems with their cat’s or dog’s ears or eyes at sometime during their lifetime. Some are common ailments that may happen frequently, others less so and could be indicative of underlying conditions. We take a quick look at some of the signs you need to look out for which may require Read More

Top 10 tips on keeping pets cool this summer

Phew, when the British summer finally arrives we often make a quick dash for the shade or to offices and stops with the air con fully on. Just think of our furry friends and how hard it must be for them to cope with the extreme heat, especially now when weather changes by more than Read More

Intestinal worms – why you should worm your pet

  It’s not nice to think that your pet maybe suffering from worms and in close proximity to you and your family too.  We explain what to look out for and why it’s important to make this a regular pet care treatment. What are intestinal worms? There are many different types of intestinal worms  that can infect your Read More

MiPet Cover – offering you a helping paw with veterinary fees.

It’s only after something happens to our pet, that we realise that there’s no NHS for pets and, not surprisingly, the expert knowledge, professional veterinary care and clinical treatment does come with a cost attached to it. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) conducted some research this year and discovered that only 32% of dogs and 16% of cats Read More

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