Common Eye Problems in Cats and Dogs

Cats and dogs can suffer from a wide range of eye problems, from conditions like dry eye, cataracts and cherry eye, to infections and ulcers. The eyes are a very sensitive part of the body, so problems can cause severe discomfort for our pets, which is why it’s so important to get any issues treated Read More

Common Ear Problems in Cats and Dogs

A wide range of conditions can cause pain and discomfort in our pets’ ears, from allergies and injuries to ear mites and infection. It’s really important to take your cat or dog to the vet as soon as possible if you suspect an ear problem. They can develop quickly causing severe pain and sometimes long Read More

Seizures and Epilepsy in Dogs and Cats

Also known as a fit or convulsion, a seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that causes uncontrolled body movements. Epilepsy is the term for repeated episodes of seizures. In dogs, most seizures cause full-body convulsions, but cats more commonly have partial seizures, which only affect part of the body and Read More

11 Top Tips for How to Keep Cats Cool in Summer

Cats were domesticated from desert species, and this ancestry means most cats enjoy the sunshine and heat. They are usually good at knowing if they are getting too hot and will take measures on their own to avoid overheating, such as seeking shade. However, some cats might need a little extra help during the summer Read More

Heatstroke in Cats: Spotting the Signs and How to Cool Them

Cats tend to be better than dogs at regulating their own body temperatures since their ancestors originally came from the desert, but when the summer heat strikes, our feline friends can still sometimes suffer from overheating and dehydration. Heatstroke is the most life-threatening form of hyperthermia, and occurs when your cat is overwhelmed by heat Read More

Should I Neuter My Cat?

Neutering is a routine procedure carried out by a vet, where the reproductive organs are removed from your cat. This process causes the cat to become infertile. Neutering is known as castration in male cats, and in females it’s called spaying. Both castration and spaying are performed under general anaesthetic, and cats can usually come Read More

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in senior cats. It’s caused by an over-active thyroid gland and can result in a range of symptoms, which we’ll explore in this blog. There are various treatments available to help cats with hyperthyroidism, and in most cases the treatment is successful. This blog will look Read More

Kidney Disease in Cats: How to Spot and Treat it

Luckily for us, most cats enjoy a long and happy life, with some cats reaching the age of 20 years old – and some living even longer! Unfortunately, as with humans, a cat’s senior years can often be affected by health issues. Among middle-aged and senior cats, a common condition is kidney disease. There are Read More

Lymphoma in Cats

As cats get older, they are more likely to be affected by certain types of cancer. Lymphoma is one of the most common forms of cancer in cats, most often seen in middle-aged and senior cats. Unlike some forms of cancer, feline lymphoma is equally likely to affect male and female cats of all breeds. Read More

Is My Cat Or Dog Overweight?

Pet obesity is still a growing concern across the UK. The 2023 PDSA Paw report found that, on average, veterinary professionals estimate that 46% of dogs are overweight or obese. Other estimates suggest that 50% of dogs and 43% of cats in the UK are overweight or obese (UK Pet Food, 2022). Despite this, the Read More