What is PPID? (formerly known as Equine Cushing’s Disease)

What is PPID? You may be more familiar with its former name, Cushing’s Disease. PPID is a hormonal disease which tends to affect ponies and horses over the age of 15. Note: Cushing’s is also a disease which can affect dogs and people, although equine Cushing’s is a different disease and has different symptoms. It’s Read More

Our guide to changing your pet’s diet and tips on introducing new food

We all like to give our pets food they enjoy, but when should we change their diet? What if we’ve been advised to feed them something different? We look at when you should change your pet’s diet and the best way to introduce new food. When should you change your pet’s diet? There are only two main Read More

New Food Trial – James Wellbeloved Oral Health

The best way to assess a food is to try it! We’ve just had this report in from Oliver and Renegade, Katzenworld’s famous felines, who have tried out James Wellbeloved Oral Health with Turkey. Their human wanted to help look after their teeth and oral hygiene, so Oliver and Renegade’s quick acceptance and enjoyment of the James Read More

Why do 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, furnishings, soft bedding and the Read More

Keeping Outdoor Rabbits Safe in Cold Weather

  Keeping outdoor rabbits safe in cold weather should still be top of 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. 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

What are worms and why should I worm my pet?

  It’s not nice to think that your pet maybe suffering from worms and in close proximity to you and your family too. Luckily worms are straight forward to tackle and they can be quickly sorted out. It’s a pet owners’ responsibility to keep pets healthy and it’s crucial that worming is done regularly as animals can become re Read More

What are the signs of diabetes in pets?

Diabetes mellitus is a disease that results from either a lack of insulin in the body or a resistance to insulin. This means that insulin cannot do its job of regulating the levels of glucose in the body. As with humans, this can cause a range of problems and it’s important for owners to be Read More

How to spot signs of kidney disease in cats

Luckily for us, most cats enjoy a long and happy life with a possible life expectancy of around 15 to 17 years. Unfortunately, as with humans, living into later life brings health issues and with cats, a common condition is kidney disease. The kidneys play a vital role in; filtering impurities and waste proteins out Read More

Why does my cat have hairballs? Our guide to reducing them.

If you’ve ever witnessed your cat trying to get a hairball out, it’s alarming, upsetting and quite frankly, off-putting but – it’s nature’s way of getting rid of nasty indigestible loose hair. Because of your cat’s rough tongue, they remove fur as part of their daily cleaning routines and it makes its way down their throat and Read More