Fun Indoor Games for Dogs

If you are self-isolating or social distancing because of Covid-19 you may have had to cut back on your dog’s daily walks. But there are plenty of fun indoor games to make sure that exercise is still on the agenda. Hide and Seek Even your dog can join in this game! While your dog is Read More

Top dental care tips for cats and dogs

                              We all know the pain and discomfort felt when we have a sore tooth, imagine not being able to do anything about it or have it linger over the course of a few weeks or even months! Cats and dogs are as susceptible to dental infections as we are and with adult dogs having Read More

Can I Walk My Puppy Before They Are Vaccinated?

As the owner of a new puppy, you may be unsure as to whether you can take your puppy on walks before they have been fully socialised, and when vaccinations should take place. Here is our guide to knowing when to get your puppy vaccinated so that they can be safely taken on walks. Why 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

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

Pyometra in dogs

Pyometra in dogs What is it? Pyometra is the name given to a potentially life-threatening infection of the uterus that can affect female dogs that haven’t been spayed.  It is most commonly seen in older female unspayed (entire) dogs, but can happen even in younger dogs. Pyometra only affects female dogs. What causes it? Each Read More

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis in Dogs

As many as 1 in 5 dogs are thought to develop osteoarthritis during their lifetime. This painful condition is unfortunately degenerative and is therefore likely to get worse over time. It is more common amongst older dogs but can also affect younger animals too. The symptoms of osteoarthritis are not always as obvious as you Read More

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

Are you worming your pet regularly enough? 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 need to stay on top of your worming treatment for cats and dogs and how often they will need to 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

How to Get Your Dog to Socialise with Others

Dogs are social animals by nature but they have to learn how to interact with other animals through socialisation. Ideally, this will happen as a puppy as they are likely to become suspicious of environments to which they have not already been introduced to. Socialisation is therefore a key part of your dog’s development. While Read More