Cleaning Your Pet’s Eyes

How often you will need to spend time cleaning 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 Read More

Top dental care tips for cats and dogs

                              Did you know that adult dogs have 42 teeth and adult cats have 30? That’s a lot of gnashers to keep clean! Making sure your pet has good dental hygiene is important as neglected teeth can cause gum related diseases later in life.   We take a look at the top dental care tips for Read More

Does my cat have Cystitis?

Cystitis in cats, also known as FIC (Feline Idiopathic Cystitis) affects a cat’s bladder and urinary tract. It is a common issue for cats and unfortunately a condition that can come back from time to time, normally when your cat is stressed. Cystitis can be extremely uncomfortable for your cat but there are things you Read More

Obesity in cats – our guide to dealing with it.

Obesity is on the rise both in people and in pets! Research suggests up to half of all vet visits are now linked to pets being overweight or obese. If your cat is one of these, it can have a big impact on their health and well-being. While weight gain can be caused by certain Read More

Are Flats Suitable Homes for Cats and Dogs?

Living in a flat without a garden does not have to mean that you can’t have a pet. If you take the correct steps to ensure that both you and your pet are safe and content, there is nothing to stop you from enjoying the benefits of pet ownership. Here are some tips on how Read More

How Often Should I Worm My Cat or Dog and Why?

Are you worming your pet regularly enough? “How often should I worm my cat or dog” are among questions of concern our vets are often asked. Many pet owners do not realise that their pet needs to be wormed on a very regular basis to ensure that they are protected. Here, we look at why you Read More

Allergies and Itchy Skin in Cats and Dogs

Just as in humans, allergies can cause irritated, itchy skin in both cats and dogs.  Many dogs suffer from allergies – with fleas, house dust mites and pollens being among the most common allergens; which means signs may vary with the seasons, being particularly bad in spring and summer.  A proportion of the canine population Read More

Can a Cat’s Tail Be Broken?

A cat’s tail is essentially an extension of their spine, and contains a lot of vertebrae. These bones can potentially be broken, especially in certain situations. Some of the most prominent reasons for a broken tail include getting their tail trapped in a door, being trodden on by accident, being bitten by another animal, being Read More

How to Keep Your Cat Off Your Counters

Does your cat spend a lot of time jumping up onto your worktops? This can make it difficult to keep them clean and tidy, and to prepare food on them. Not everyone will necessarily be bothered about their cat accessing their worktops but if it is hindering you, you’re probably searching for a solution to Read More

Causes of Foul Smelling Faeces in Kittens

Foul smelling faeces in kittens can be more common than you think and if you notice that your kitten is emitting stools that smell extremely bad, there are a few reasons why it may be happening. Here are some of the most common culprits for foul-smelling faeces in kittens. Normal Stools “Normal” stools for cats Read More