Spring Plants that are Toxic to Dogs – and Other Spring Hazards

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, and you’re enjoying more time outside with your dog, whether that’s in the garden or out on walks. But, did you know that some of the beautiful flowers and plants that appear in the spring can be poisonous to our dogs? These sweet-smelling blooms can be very tempting for Read More

Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes and Treatments

All dogs will have bad breath from time to time, especially after eating strong smelling dog foods. However, if your dog’s bad breath lasts for any significant period of time, it could be a sign of underlying health problems, ranging from gum disease to respiratory problems. Speak to your vet if your dog is experiencing Read More

Lungworm in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Lungworm in dogs is a growing problem in the UK but many pet parents are not aware of the condition, or of the risk it carries for their pet. It can be a very serious illness, even proving fatal in the most severe cases. Any dog can potentially develop a lungworm infection but younger dogs, 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

Intestinal Worms in Dogs and Cats

There are several different types of internal parasites that can affect your cat or dog. This blog looks at the four most common types of intestinal worms, which primarily affect the gastrointestinal system. Left untreated, intestinal worms can cause serious illness in your cat or dog, particularly kittens and puppies. In this blog, we’ll go Read More

How to Remove a Tick From a Dog or Cat

With spring in the air, your furry friend will be keen to venture outdoors and enjoy some fun in the sun. But as the weather warms up, that’s when ticks are at their most active. These nasty parasites are often lurking in grassy areas and woodland, waiting to feed on passing dogs, cats and people. Read More

The Best Flea Treatment for Cats

Whether your cat loves to spend their day outside or curled up on the sofa, all cats are at risk of getting fleas – even over winter. The only way to keep these pesky parasites at bay is to give your cat a high quality flea treatment on a regular basis. Flea treatments are available Read More

Best Flea Treatment for Kittens and Puppies

Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home is hugely exciting, but there’s lots to think about! Flea, tick and worm treatment, for example, should be near the top of your to-do list when you bring home a new puppy or kitten. It can feel overwhelming with all the different products available out there, Read More

Can Fleas Live on Humans?

When faced with a flea infestation in your home, you may be wondering whether these pesky parasites will pounce on you too. In theory, fleas actually can survive and even reproduce on a diet of human blood alone as our blood contains enough of the things a flea needs to live and breed. But in Read More

The Flea Life Cycle

Regardless of where you live, all pets are susceptible to picking up fleas. Without regular flea treatment for your dog or cat, a single flea can very quickly turn into an infestation. In order to effectively protect your pet and home, it’s crucial to understand the flea life cycle. Fleas have four life stages where Read More