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

Cat Skin Conditions: How Can I Soothe My Cat’s Itchy Skin?

Skin is the largest organ of a cat’s body, making up as much as a quarter of their weight. It has many important jobs, including regulating temperature and providing a protective barrier against the environment. Cat skin conditions can weaken this protective barrier, causing severe irritation and making your cat feel unwell in many cases. 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

How Often Should You Worm a Dog or Cat?

In order to protect your dog or cat, regular worming treatments are really important, as are flea treatments. As well as causing severe irritation and spreading diseases, fleas can transmit tapeworm. In severe cases, worm infections can even be fatal. But how often do our pets need treatment for fleas and worms in order to Read More

10 Ways to Create a Cat-friendly Garden

Most cats love to venture outdoors, enjoying climbing opportunities, look-out posts, sunny spots to snooze in, things to scratch, and other sensory experiences. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, there are lots of things you can do to make it fun and enriching for your cat, addressing all of these feline needs and Read More

Active Ingredients in Flea Treatments: 6 FAQs

As every responsible pet owner knows, regular flea treatment is essential to keeping these pesky parasites at bay. There are so many flea treatments available, but what are the differences and how do we choose between them? Why are some flea treatments available over the counter, yet others require a prescription? In this blog, we’ll Read More