Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Have you ever noticed your dog eating grass? If so, you may be concerned as to whether this is healthy, and wonder why your dog might be doing it. There are a few widely held beliefs about dogs eating grass that can cause some owners to worry. For example, it’s a common misconception that dogs Read More

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

Allergies in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Just like us, dogs can experience allergic reactions. Allergies are caused by the immune system mistakenly responding to a substance as if it were a threat. Usually, the immune system does a good job of protecting the body from threats like viruses and bacteria, but allergies occur when a dog’s immune system reacts unnecessarily. Lots Read More

Can You Leave a Dog in a Car?

Dogs are unable to sweat in the same way humans can and they have thick fur, which makes it more difficult for them to keep cool. This makes them much more susceptible to heatstroke. Stationary cars can become extremely hot very quickly, particularly in the summer months, and every year there are tragic reports of Read More

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

Heatstroke is the most serious form of hyperthermia, and is sometimes also called sunstroke. Rather than sweating through their skin like we do, dogs cool themselves down by panting and releasing heat through their paw pads and nose. Sometimes, this isn’t enough to bring their body temperature down sufficiently. If a dog’s body temperature is Read More

Skin Tags on Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Dogs can get skin tags on their body, similar to the ones that we get. Skin tags are small, relatively common growths of skin, which can appear anywhere on a dog’s body. They are usually harmless, and often there is no medical need to have them removed. In this blog we’ll go into detail about Read More

Hay Fever in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

For many of us, the pollen season can bring lots of unwanted symptoms like a runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy eyes and sneezing. In fact, the NHS estimates that 1 in 5 people will suffer from hay fever at some point in their lives. But, what about dogs? Can pollen affect dogs in this way Read More

Should I Get my Dog Neutered?

Neutering is where a vet removes the reproductive organs from a cat or dog so that they become infertile. In male dogs this process is known as castration and in female dogs it’s called spaying. Both castration and spaying are both routine procedures, and dogs are usually sent home the same day and do not Read More