Top tips for keeping pets cool this summer

Phew it’s lovely out there! But if you’re covered in fur and your paws are directly on the hot floor, it’s not so pleasant. Following a few simple common sense rules will ensure your pet stays safe in the extreme heat. Top tips to keeping your pet safe in the summer Take your walks early Read More

Does my pet have fleas? How do I check? What do I do next?

You probably already know that fleas are the most common visible parasite affecting cats and dogs but why do they keep coming back? Traditionally a problem in the spring/summer months, milder winters and central heating have now made fleas a year-round problem. We tell you all you need to know about these pesky pests, their life Read More

The Great British Dog Walk 2018

  Looking for somewhere different to take the dog this weekend or over the next few weeks? Why not combine a great day out with supporting Hearing Dogs for Deaf People at the same time by attending The Great British Dog Walk 2018. Sponsored by Virbac, the 8th largest animal health company worldwide providing a range of Read More

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

If you suffer from Hay Fever, you are highly tuned to the seasons, whether you’re a tree-pollen sufferer, rape seed pollen sufferer or so on. You recognise the onslaught of the pollen season by suffering from a runny nose, nasal congestion, swollen eyes, sneezing – the list goes on. But what about your dog? You Read More

Dog obesity – 5 ways to combat it

As dog owners, we love to treat our pets. However, the problem of dog obesity is an ever-worrying issue and if your dog is overweight, this is likely to place undue stress on their heart and potentially cause other serious life-shortening illnesses.   As with people, pets tend to put on weight as they age, moving Read More

What is Alabama Rot and how can it affect your dog?

Alabama Rot is a potentially deadly disease which was first detected in the UK in 2012 with the number of cases rising each year. It’s reported in the media* that there were 19 cases in 2016, 40 cases in 2017 and 29 cases confirmed between January and end of March 2018 already. We outline the Read More

Top Tips for New Puppy Owners

Getting a new puppy is very exciting, but it does not come without its challenges. No matter how prepared you may think you are, you are bound to face some difficulties. Any research will tell you that the first few months are the most crucial when it comes to caring for and training a puppy, Read More

How to choose a cattery or boarding kennel

One of the most important factors which determines whether us pet owners have a stress-free break, is the knowledge that our cats or dogs which we’ve had to leave behind are happy and healthy in a well-run cattery or boarding kennel. Leaving a pet behind is never an easy task, but they can’t always travel with you. 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

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