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

Ticks and Lyme disease – the facts

Ticks are out and about at this time of year, enjoying their holidays just like we are. But ticks aren’t out to have a good time like us, they’re looking for blood to feast on. Did you know they are carriers of diseases, such as Lyme disease, and that they can pass this onto your 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

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

Six top tips on how to help your pet cope with New Year celebrations

As end of year parties get in to full swing, remember it can be a stressful time for pets. Strangers in the home, loud music and of course, the inevitable fireworks. Before any celebrations start, spend a few moments to help your pet cope. How to help your pets cope with New Year celebrations Walk Read More

Foods your pet should avoid at Christmas

There’s plenty of delicious food and drink around at Christmas and it can be just as tempting for our pets as it is for us. However, no matter how much your pet might want to share your human Christmas treats, it is important that you resist. You might think that you are making your pet Read More

Festive plants in the house: Which Christmas plants are poisonous to pets?

At this time of year, a lot of us will start buying festive plants. These might be great for adding some winter cheer but they’re not so good for your pets. In fact, some of the plants that are popular in the run up to Christmas can be poisonous for your pet if they come into Read More

Purina Pro Plan NeuroCare NC Canine – The veterinary diet supporting aging dogs

Purina Pro Plan NeuroCare NC is a dry dog food, part of their Veterinary Diets range. It’s usually recommended to support cognitive health in older dogs and can make a real difference to their mental agility. Pro Plan NeuroCare NC’s specific ingredients This specially formulated diet contains; Medium chain triglyceride oil Omega-3 fatty acids – to help support your Read More