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. What can cause common ear and eye problems in cats and dogs? Ear infections – An ear infection is an irritating and painful overgrowth of bacteria or Read More

Dog Allergies: Symptoms and Treatments

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 Read More

Why chocolate is 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

Common pet skin conditions

Common pet skin conditions for you to understand Skin is the largest organ in the body and it’s important for your pet’s health. It regulates your pet’s temperature and provides a barrier against the environment. Common skin problems, such as infections, start to occur when there are disruptions to the skin barrier, allowing bacteria or yeasts Read More

Poisonous flowers for dogs

Spring has sprung, flowers have bloomed, you’re in the garden and on more walks with your dog. But, sometimes the beautiful flowers that we grow in our gardens or meet us on our walks, can be poisonous for dogs. Start familiarising yourself with these potentially lethal flowers and plants to keep your dog out of harm’s Read More

Help Dogs Adjust to Being Home Alone

One of the most common behavioural issues owners report is that their dog becomes destructive or disruptive when left home alone. This can be frustrating and it’s easy to believe your pups being naughty, but these behaviours are actually signs of distress and separation anxiety. You need to help your dog adjust to being home Read More

How to recognise anxiety in your dog

How to recognise anxiety in your dog Our four-legged friends have a knack of knowing just when we need them, but we don’t always know when they need us. Unfortunately, anxiety in our pets may be as common as in humans and since dogs communicate primarily through body language it can be hard for us 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

Intestinal worms – why you should worm your pet

  It isn’t nice to think about worms or that your pet might have them, but knowing how to prevent and treat the pesky parasites will keep your pet healthy and reduce the risk of serious illness.  What are intestinal worms and why you should worm your pet? There are many different types of intestinal worms  Read More

5 FAQ’s about active ingredients in flea treatments

Flea Treatment Ingredients There are so many flea treatments, but are they all the same? Why are some available over the counter or online, yet others require a prescription or pet registration? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions about active ingredients in flea treatments and explain how they protect your pet. What Read More