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

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

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

Pet Anxiety Month – Discover how to help your pet’s stress.

March is the official Pet Anxiety Month The nationwide campaign from behaviour products Adaptil and Feliway, is in its third consecutive year. It aims to raise awareness of pet anxiety among pet owners and highlights what can be done to help anxious pets. Pets can suffer from anxiety, just like we do.  In the UK, Read More

The impact of COVID-19 on our pets

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 we’ve spent more time at home than ever and many of us have turned to our pets for comfort, entertainment and companionship. Lockdown has brought us closer to our pets, but they have no idea why we’re spending so much time with them. The change in their routines and the Read More

How to spot signs of kidney disease in cats

Luckily for us, most cats enjoy a long and happy life, with some cats reaching the age of 20 years old (That’s 96 in human years!) How long a cat can live for often depends on their diet, healthcare and environment. Unfortunately, as with humans, living into later life brings health issues and with cats, Read More