Common ear and eye problems in cats and dogs

All owners will probably experience problems with their cat’s or dog’s ears or eyes at sometime during their lifetime. Some are common ailments that may happen frequently, others less so and could be indicative of underlying conditions. We take a quick look at some of the signs you need to look out for which may require Read More

Top 10 tips on keeping pets cool this summer

Phew, when the British summer finally arrives we often make a quick dash for the shade or to offices and stops with the air con fully on. Just think of our furry friends and how hard it must be for them to cope with the extreme heat, especially now when weather changes by more than Read More

Intestinal worms – why you should worm your pet

  It’s not nice to think that your pet maybe suffering from worms and in close proximity to you and your family too.  We explain what to look out for and why it’s important to make this a regular pet care treatment. What are intestinal worms? There are many different types of intestinal worms  that can infect your Read More

MiPet Cover – offering you a helping paw with veterinary fees.

It’s only after something happens to our pet, that we realise that there’s no NHS for pets and, not surprisingly, the expert knowledge, professional veterinary care and clinical treatment does come with a cost attached to it. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) conducted some research this year and discovered that only 32% of dogs and 16% of cats Read More

What is a Tick, why they’re dangerous & how to avoid them

What is a Tick? Ticks are very small parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts (preferably animals). They can be found across the UK in both towns and countryside and are usually more active March – October but can also be active during the winter on mild days. Ticks do not jump or Read More

Desensitising your pet to car travel

You may be lucky enough to be going on a summer break soon, but does your pet enjoy travelling as much as you do? Pets pick up on changes in routine, starting with the suitcases coming out or bags being packed and the general pre-holiday panic before leaving the house. Without you realising, this is Read More

Top dental care tips for cats and dogs

                              We all know the pain and discomfort felt when we have a sore tooth, imagine not being able to do anything about it or have it linger over the course of a few weeks or even months! Our cats and dogs are as susceptible to dental infections as we are and with adult dogs Read More

Your guide to lifestage nutrition for cats & dogs

As we pet owners know, caring for a pet is extremely rewarding. Nothing says welcome home quite like the joy only a pet can give. While most of us realise that small puppies and kittens need specific diets to help their young tummies and to sustain rapid growth, after that many of us just go Read More

How to tell if your pet has fleas

Fleas aren’t the nicest of things that pet owners have to deal with, yet they are something we have to deal with all the same. The earlier you can tell if your cat or dog has fleas the easier they are to get rid of. We’ve spoken to our vets and put together a guide on how to spot Read More

Your essential guide to keeping your pet a healthy weight

Just like us, putting on the pounds and carrying a lot of excess weight is also bad for our pets and can therefore result in obesity in cats and dogs. Again like us, it’s easily done and there’s often a mix of factors which can play a contributing part; Over eating, getting older, decreasing levels of Read More