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 in cats… 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 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

How to choose a cattery or boarding kennel

One of the most important factors which determines whether us pet owners have a stress-free break, is the knowledge that our cats or dogs which we’ve had to leave behind are happy and healthy in a well-run cattery or boarding kennel. Leaving a pet behind is never an easy task, but they can’t always travel with you. Read More

Why do pets need regular flea treatment?

  Pets need regular flea treatment. Not a pretty picture! but as a pet owner, you know that you’ll need to protect your pet against fleas (and ticks) by giving them regular flea treatments. Did you realise it’s just as important to treat your home too? Approximately 95% of the flea population live in carpets, Read More

Keeping Rabbits Outdoors in Cold Weather

Keeping rabbits outdoors in cold weather should still be top of your mind with icy blasts possible over the coming weeks.  Rabbits could be adversely affected if they primarily lives outdoors and you haven’t taken steps to protect them from the harsh effects. Here are some tips for keeping outdoor rabbits happy and safe during the colder months. Hutch Read More

How to manage skin problems in cats and dogs

In cats and dogs, skin problems can be indicated by symptoms such as: Excessive hair loss Flaky or scaly skin Redness Bald patches Scratching (particularly for dogs) Licking and chewing their skin (particularly for cats) Lumps and bumps under the skin A dull-looking coat Causes of skin problems in cats and dogs Some of the Read More

Basic advice on keeping fish

Fish make great pets because they tend to suit most people’s lifestyle: they don’t require any exercise, they don’t make any noise and they don’t take up much space in the house. However, even though keeping fish may seem like an easy task, there are still some basic things that you should know before you Read More

How Does Age Affect How Much Exercise Your Dog Needs

How Does Age Affect How Much Exercise Your Dog Needs There are a few factors that can affect how much exercise your dog needs, and age is one of the biggest ones (along with their breed and general health). As a general rule of thumb, your dog should be tired after exercise but not completely Read More

Great Places to Visit in 2018 With Your Dog

A Dog is a man’s best friend, which means we love to bring them on days out wherever we can. Recently, more and more places are taking steps to accommodate our four-legged friends, which means they needn’t miss out on your family fun days out, wherever you are in the country. If you are looking Read More