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

Food To Feed Your Parrot

Good food to feed your parrot… Seeds, pellets and nuts should account for no more than half of your parrot’s daily food intake. By themselves, these foods will not provide adequate nutrition for your bird and deficiencies and ill health become more likely. The remainder of your parrot’s diet should be made up of grains, Read More

Obesity in cats – our guide to dealing with it.

Obesity in cats… 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 Read More

Is Not Having A Garden A Problem For Cats and Dogs?

Is not having a garden a bad deal for pet 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 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? “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?

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, Read More

How to Get Your Dog to Socialise

Dogs are social animals by nature but you might need to learn how to get your dog to socialise. Dogs 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 Read More