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

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