Dogs with hay fever – how to spot & treat the symptoms

If you suffer from hay fever, then you know the pollen season can bring lots of unwanted symptoms like a  runny nose, nasal congestion, swollen eyes and sneezing. But what about your dog?  Did you know that they can suffer from hay fever too? You may be surprised to learn that the symptoms of pollen allergies 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

Itchy skin in cats

All cats scratch every now and again, but if you notice your cat is itchier than normal or has dry and flaky skin, then it could potentially be a skin problem. Cats are susceptible to a range of skin conditions, which may affect areas such as the outer ear canal, the pads and the claws, Read More

Common ear and eye problems in cats and dogs

Pets can experience problems with their ears or eyes throughout their lifetime. Some are common ailments that may happen frequently, others less so and could be indicative of underlying conditions. Here are some of the signs you need to look out for which may require a visit to your vet for advice. How can you tell if your Read More

Dog Allergies: Symptoms and Treatments

Just like us dogs can experience allergic reactions caused by their immune system responding to a foreign substance . There’s a large number of substances that can act as allergens. Examples of common allergens are plants, pollens, mold spores, dust mites, food proteins, shed skin cells (similar to pet allergies in humans), insect proteins such Read More

How you can support your dog’s mental well-being

We often turn to our dogs for support when we’re feeling anxious or worried. In a recent study 89% of owners said that owning their pet dog makes them mentally healthier*. But did you know dogs can feel stress and worry just like us? Changes in their routine or new additions to the household can Read More

Do I need to worm my indoor cat?

  Even if your cat doesn’t go outside, there’s still a chance it can ingest or inhale worm eggs from other members of the household that come and go. Microscopic worm eggs can lay dormant for months, and can be picked up through a number of different scenarios, which is one reason why it’s important 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 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