Why it’s important to book regular 6 monthly veterinary examinations for your Cushing’s horse

Once your horse is stable on treatment and their Equine Cushing’s disease is under control, it is recommended that they are re-examined by their veterinary surgeon every 6 months. This is to ensure that any signs that the disease is not under control are identified promptly, and the treatment and management strategies adjusted accordingly. Equine Read More

Top tips for new puppy owners

Getting a new puppy is very exciting, but it does not come without its challenges. No matter how prepared you may think you are, you are bound to face some difficulties. The first few months are the most crucial when it comes to caring for and training a puppy, so these top tips could really Read More

Why does your horse need a blood test 4-6 weeks after starting medication to treat Equine Cushing’s disease?

Horses with untreated or uncontrolled Equine Cushing’s disease are at a high risk of developing signs associated with this disease such as laminitis, repeated infections, muscle wastage, lethargy, poor coat quality, and increased drinking and urination…. so it’s important to ensure that the treatment you are administering is working and controlling this disease. When a Read More

How can you help your dog’s sensitive stomach?

Just like us, dogs can experience a stomach upset or become sensitive to a specific food or ingredients that make their digestive system work a little harder. Signs to look out for: Loose or runny stools Poor appetite Occasional vomiting Constipation Dull coat Digestive issues can be a sign of something else, so if you’re Read More

What does a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease mean for your horse?

Finding out that your horse has or may have a disease is always a worrying time. Rest assured though that a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease does not mean your horse’s quality of life is going to suffer. Equine Cushing’s disease is a common diagnosis for older horses and ponies: it is estimated that one Read More

Tips to encourage your cat to drink more water

Although cats are able to survive on less water than dogs they are still prone to dehydration, especially as the temperature rises over the summer.  If your cat doesn’t drink enough during the day, it can lead to common health issues such as constipation, lower urinary tract disease and urinary blockages. It is particularly important Read More

Could your horse have Equine Cushing’s disease?

Have you noticed your horse becoming more lethargic? Or that they haven’t shed their winter coat as normal? Or maybe they have suffered from repeated infections or laminitis recently? Have you noticed that their bedding is more wet than normal? Or a change in their condition or topline? If you have noticed any of these Read More

Flea and Tick prevention for Puppies and Kittens

Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home is an exciting time, but, if you’ve never been a pet owner before, knowing when you should start preventative care such as flea and tick protection can be confusing. Understanding Fleas & Ticks It’s all down to understanding where fleas live, how fleas breed and how Read More

Top Tips for Travelling With Dogs

Taking your dog with you on your summer holiday is a great idea, but, travelling with dogs can be a task and especially in hot weather. The conditions and unexpected traffic delays can cause dogs and owners to become easily agitated and stressed. However, with the right preparation and planning, travelling with your dog can Read More

Cleaning Your Pet’s Eyes

  How often you will need to clean your pet’s eyes will largely depend on their breed. Some breeds are more likely to be affected by eye discharge, whereas this will only happen to other breeds if they become ill or contract an eye infection. Should I clean my dog’s eyes? As mentioned, many dog Read More