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

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, 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

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

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 should be formed and firm. They should not be overly hard, soft or Read More

How to Deal With Cats That Don’t Get On

Multi-cat households can be a great source of stress if your pets are not on good terms with each other. Cats are usually not as naturally sociable as dogs and will not necessarily get along well. In some cases, they will never be best friends but can be encouraged to accept each other and develop Read More

Symptoms of Intestinal Worms in Dogs & Cats: The Facts

Intestinal worms can cause illness in affected cats and dogs, and in severe cases, this can lead to serious complications. Thankfully, it is simple to protect your pet against this via a regular worming routine. Here’s what you need to know about worms, and how to safeguard your pet against them. Types of Worms There Read More

Should You Let Your Pet Sleep in Your Bed?

For most of us, our pets are part of the family and this may mean that they are allowed to sleep on or in your bed. Some experts suggest that this is not a good idea as it can compromise your health. Here, we look at some of the disadvantages of letting your pet sleep Read More