How to Deal with the Loss of a Pet

Nothing can prepare you for the heartbreak of losing a pet. Our cats, dogs and other furry friends form such a big part of our lives, making us smile with their unique personalities and unconditional love for us. So, when a pet passes away, or goes missing or gets stolen, it can feel comparable to Read More

‘Dog Dementia’: Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

As some dogs get older, their brain function declines. This can lead to behavioural changes and confusion, not unlike dementia in people. This blog discusses what ‘dog dementia’ can look like in our pups, the signs to watch out for, and how to treat the condition. While it’s not a condition that can be reversed Read More

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in senior cats. It’s caused by an over-active thyroid gland and can result in a range of symptoms, which we’ll explore in this blog. There are various treatments available to help cats with hyperthyroidism, and in most cases the treatment is successful. This blog will look Read More

Kidney Disease in Cats: How to Spot and Treat it

Luckily for us, most cats enjoy a long and happy life, with some cats reaching the age of 20 years old – and some living even longer! Unfortunately, as with humans, a cat’s senior years can often be affected by health issues. Among middle-aged and senior cats, a common condition is kidney disease. There are Read More

Cancer in Dogs

As dogs get older, sometimes they can be affected by cancer, just like humans. Receiving a cancer diagnosis for your dog can be extremely worrying and difficult. However, there are treatments available that in many cases can help dogs to make a recovery. This blog takes you through the most common symptoms associated with cancer Read More

Why Is My Senior Dog Restless at Night?

It’s a quiet night, but you are wide awake, listening to your senior dog pacing and panting. This isn’t just a one-off; it’s become a regular night-time ritual. If this is a familiar picture, you may be wondering what is going on to cause your dog’s shift in night-time behaviour. As dogs age, just like Read More

Choosing the Best Dog Bed for Arthritis

Arthritis in dogs is characterised by inflamed and stiff joints, and can be very painful. It’s estimated that 4 in 5 senior dogs are affected by it, with some breeds like labradors more prone to the disease than others. If your dog is diagnosed with arthritis, making sure they can rest comfortably is very important. Read More

Lymphoma in Cats

As cats get older, they are more likely to be affected by certain types of cancer. Lymphoma is one of the most common forms of cancer in cats, most often seen in middle-aged and senior cats. Unlike some forms of cancer, feline lymphoma is equally likely to affect male and female cats of all breeds. Read More

Looking After a Senior Dog: Top Tips

Just like humans, dogs change throughout their lives. As they approach their senior years, not only do their bodies slow down a little, but their behaviours often change too. These changes mean that senior dogs have different needs to those they had as puppies and adult dogs. It’s important that dog owners understand these changes, Read More

Looking After a Senior Cat: Top Tips

Luckily for us, pet cats are living much longer today than they have in the past, thanks to better nutrition and healthcare. While this means more happy years of companionship, it’s important to be aware that as your cat reaches their senior years, their bodies and behaviour change. The way they are looked after needs Read More