How to Teach a Dog to Swim

Swimming can be an excellent form of exercise for dogs, as well as a vital survival skill. However, not all dogs are natural swimmers. In this article, we’ll explore why some breeds of dog take more naturally to water than others, before offering up a step-by-step guide to how to teach your dog to swim, Read More

Do Dogs Lose Their Appetite in Hot Weather?

Many of us experience a smaller appetite when it’s warm out, and this can often be the case in our pets too. A study into the feeding habits of cats found that they eat as much as 15% less during the summer months. While there is less research on this in dogs, it’s likely that Read More

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Have you ever noticed your dog eating grass? If so, you may be concerned as to whether this is healthy, and wonder why your dog might be doing it. There are a few widely held beliefs about dogs eating grass that can cause some owners to worry. For example, it’s a common misconception that dogs Read More

How to Host a Dog-friendly BBQ: Foods to Cook and Keeping Safe

As soon as the sun peeks out from behind the clouds in the UK, the BBQ is never far behind! A day of barbecuing tasty foods with our friends and family in the sunshine is a staple of British summer time, but how can we make sure it’s just as enjoyable for our furry friends? Read More

Dog First Aid Kit: What to Include

As much as we try our very best to keep our furry friends safe, sometimes accidents do happen. Having a dog first aid kit to hand can make a big difference if your pup does get hurt. Dog first aid kits are a particularly good idea if you’re going on holiday or travelling away from Read More

Looking After Your Cat or Dog While on Holiday: Boarding Options and Advice

As much as we’d love to take our furry friends away with us on holiday, sometimes this just isn’t practical. While some dogs will thrive on walking holidays and camping trips in the UK, others find the new experiences and change of routine stressful, and this is almost always the case for cats too. If Read More

Common Eye Problems in Cats and Dogs

Cats and dogs can suffer from a wide range of eye problems, from conditions like dry eye, cataracts and cherry eye, to infections and ulcers. The eyes are a very sensitive part of the body, so problems can cause severe discomfort for our pets, which is why it’s so important to get any issues treated Read More

Common Ear Problems in Cats and Dogs

A wide range of conditions can cause pain and discomfort in our pets’ ears, from allergies and injuries to ear mites and infection. It’s really important to take your cat or dog to the vet as soon as possible if you suspect an ear problem. They can develop quickly causing severe pain and sometimes long Read More

Seizures and Epilepsy in Dogs and Cats

Also known as a fit or convulsion, a seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that causes uncontrolled body movements. Epilepsy is the term for repeated episodes of seizures. In dogs, most seizures cause full-body convulsions, but cats more commonly have partial seizures, which only affect part of the body and Read More

Allergies in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Just like us, dogs can experience allergic reactions. Allergies are caused by the immune system mistakenly responding to a substance as if it were a threat. Usually, the immune system does a good job of protecting the body from threats like viruses and bacteria, but allergies occur when a dog’s immune system reacts unnecessarily. Lots Read More