Looking After Your Rabbit

Rabbits are a very popular family pet. Though they may seem like an easy, low maintenance pet (which they are, in some respects), rabbits do still require a lot of care and attention, which means that you must be sure that you have the time and resources to be able to care for them properly. Read More

What to consider before buying your first rabbit

  They’re soooo cute and it’s easy to see why rabbits appeal to so many people (and children) as potential pets. Rabbits can make great additions to your household but as with any pet, they are a big commitment and if you are thinking of getting one, here’s some of the things you need to consider Read More

Does my cat have fleas?

“Does my cat have fleas?” is one of the most common questions cat owners ask themselves, the moment they see their cat having a scratch. If your cat is host to a severe flea infestation, you may actually see fleas on your pet but in most cases, it won’t be that obvious. Here are some of Read More

Does my pet have fleas? How do I check? What do I do next?

You probably already know that fleas are the most common visible parasite affecting cats and dogs but why do they keep coming back? Traditionally a problem in the spring/summer months, milder winters and central heating have now made fleas a year-round problem. We tell you all you need to know about these pesky pests, their life Read More

What type of rabbit should you choose and which breed?

Are you looking for a pet rabbit but not sure where best to start? Not all rabbits are the same so it can be quite challenging to choose the “right” one. Certain types of rabbit won’t suit a household with young children due to their character, while others are likely to suffer from health complaints, Read More

Cold water versus tropical fish: 5 things to think about

Are you planning to introduce an aquarium to your home? There are literally thousands of fish species to choose from but one of the most important decisions that you’ll need to think about is whether you’ll choose cold water or tropical fish. It’s important to understand the likes and dislikes of both so that you Read More

Dog obesity – 5 ways to combat it

As dog owners, we love to treat our pets. However, the problem of dog obesity is an ever-worrying issue and if your dog is overweight, this is likely to place undue stress on their heart and potentially cause other serious life-shortening illnesses.   As with people, pets tend to put on weight as they age, moving Read More

Obesity in cats – our guide to dealing with it.

Obesity is on the rise both in people and in pets! Research suggests up to half of all vet visits are now linked to pets being overweight or obese. If your cat is one of these, it can have a big impact on their health and well-being. While weight gain can be caused by certain Read More

What is Alabama Rot and how can it affect your dog?

Alabama Rot is a potentially deadly disease which was first detected in the UK in 2012 with the number of cases rising each year. It’s reported in the media* that there were 19 cases in 2016, 40 cases in 2017 and 29 cases confirmed between January and end of March 2018 already. We outline the Read More

Why chocolate is dangerous for pets

Many of us will be tucking into Easter eggs and other chocolate treats over the Easter weekend but you won’t be doing your pets any favours if you offer them some of the goodies. Chocolate can actually be very dangerous for pets, especially for dogs. Why chocolate is dangerous for pets The presence of theobromine Read More