How to create a cat-friendly garden

Now spring is finally here, it’s the perfect time to get out in the garden and start preparing for the summer days.  But, before you start planting new flowers and planning your barbecues, have you thought about your cat?  Most cats will enjoy spending time in the garden with you, but some will happily venture 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

Top 10 Flea Treatment Tips

Whether you are the proud owner of a cat or a dog, it is important that you do your best to keep your pet flea-free. Not only can fleas be irritating for your pet, the itchiness and irritation that they cause can also lead to other problems and infections. Treating your pet for fleas doesn’t Read More

What is a faecal worm egg count?

A faecal worm egg count (FWEC) measures the number of worm eggs contained in a sample of your horse’s dung, to indicate whether you need to give your horse a wormer or not. The life cycle of most worms involves the horse inadvertently ingesting worm eggs or larvae from the pasture. These develop in the Read More

How to spot and remove ticks from your pet

With spring in the air, your furry friend will be keen to adventure outdoors and enjoy some fun in the sun. But, it’s important to remember spring is also the time when ticks are at their most active and can be found in grassy areas. Just waiting to feed on your pet! If you come Read More

Why is chocolate bad for dogs?

Those of us lucky enough to have them, will be tucking into Easter eggs and other chocolate treats over the Easter weekend, but this is one treat you do not want to offer your dog. Chocolate can be very dangerous for dogs and if consumed in large amounts can be life threatening. The toxicity of chocolate Read More

The importance of keeping your pet’s ear canal clean

Why does my dog/cat get dirty ears or ear infections?  Both dogs and cats can suffer from ear disease. They have an L-shaped ear canal which can make air circulation difficult, especially in breeds with floppy ears and/or hairy ear canals. Hair in the ear can help trap moisture and wax in the canal making Read More

Intestinal worms – why you should worm your pet

  It isn’t nice to think about your pet having worms, but knowing how to prevent and treat the pesky parasites will keep your pet healthy and reduce the risk of serious illness.  What are intestinal worms? There are many different types of intestinal worms  that can infect your pet, including Hookworms, Roundworms, Whipworms and Tapeworms. They live Read More

5 key facts about active ingredients in flea treatments

There are so many flea treatments, but are they all the same? Why are some available over the counter or online, yet others require a prescription or pet registration? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions about active ingredients in flea treatments and explain the main differences.   What is Fipronil and what Read More

How to get rid of fleas

  How to get rid of fleas is a common search term for pet owners dealing with a flea infestation. Luckily there’s a solution for keeping the pesky critters at bay.  It’s all down to understanding where fleas live, how fleas breed and how to effectively treat your pet (and your home) against fleas. The Read More