Common Ear Problems in Cats and Dogs

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker 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 Read More

Seizures and Epilepsy in Dogs and Cats

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker 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, Read More

Allergies in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker 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 Read More

Holidays with Dogs: Where to Go and Top Tips

Whether you’re looking for a dog-friendly holiday cottage with a hot tub to kick back in, or a little seaside town where you and your pup can stroll along the beach, there are plenty of fantastic options for holidays with dogs in the UK. To help you make some unforgettable memories this summer, we’ve rounded Read More

Can You Leave a Dog in a Car?

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker 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 Read More

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

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker 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 Read More

Skin Tags on Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker 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 Read More

Heart Disease in Dogs

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker Heart disease is the umbrella term to describe a wide range of conditions that affect the heart. Some of the most common types of heart disease in dogs include mitral valve disease, dilated cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. Heart disease is Read More

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker Cushing’s disease is the more commonly used name for a condition called hyperadrenocorticism. It’s caused by the chronic overproduction of the hormone cortisol, and is fairly common in middle-aged and older dogs. There are a wide range of symptoms associated Read More

Best Dog Shampoo for Itchy Skin

The information in this article was reviewed and approved by registered veterinary nurse, Beth Walker Itchy, dry and flaky skin can affect dogs of all breeds and left unchecked, it can severely impact a pup’s quality of life. Constant scratching and biting can lead to skin breakages, which can then lead to infection and make Read More