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

If you suffer from hay fever, then you know the pollen season can bring lots of unwanted symptoms like a  runny nose, nasal congestion, swollen eyes and sneezing. But what about your dog?  Did you know that they can suffer from hay fever too? You may be surprised to learn that the symptoms of pollen allergies Read More

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

Top Tips for Travelling With Dogs

Taking your dog with you on your summer holiday is a great idea, but, travelling with dogs can be a task and especially in hot weather. The conditions and unexpected traffic delays can cause dogs and owners to become easily agitated and stressed. However, with the right preparation and planning, travelling with your dog can Read More

Cleaning Your Pet’s Eyes

  How often you will need to clean your pet’s eyes will largely depend on their breed. Some breeds are more likely to be affected by eye discharge, whereas this will only happen to other breeds if they become ill or contract an eye infection. Should I clean my dog’s eyes? As mentioned, many dog 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 often should I bathe my dog?

  How often you should bathe your dog will depend a lot on their breed, lifestyle and health. Of course, dogs that like to spend time outdoors and have a habit of getting mucky will need regular bathing, but when those paws are away from muddy puddles, it can be difficult to know if you Read More

Top 10 Flea Treatment Tips

Whether you are the proud owner of a cat or a dog, it is important that you do your best to keep your pet flea-free. Not only can fleas be irritating for your pet, the itchiness and irritation that they cause can also lead to other problems and infections. Treating your pet for fleas doesn’t 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

Why is chocolate bad for dogs?

Those of us lucky enough to have them, will be tucking into Easter eggs and other chocolate treats over the Easter weekend, but this is one treat you do not want to offer your dog. Chocolate can be very dangerous for dogs and if consumed in large amounts can be life threatening. The toxicity of chocolate Read More