Pet Care Blog

Diets and exercise by lifestage

Diets and exercise by lifestage

Like us, our pets can unfortunately fall victim to the ‘middle-aged spread’ and put on weight. This occurs due to the natural slowing of the metabolism associated with ageing, which can predispose your pet to excessive weight gain. For this reason, depending on the...

Home or hospital?

Home or hospital?

It’s a question we field frequently: “Does my pet need to see the vet?” It can sometimes be hard to know which injuries or illnesses can be managed at home, and which require a veterinary consultation or more urgent veterinary care. Which symptoms suggest urgent care...

Special breeds have special needs!

Special breeds have special needs!

There’s a lot to love about welcoming a particular breed of dog or cat into your family. Whilst there is always variation between individual animals, many owners like the predictability of knowing the likely temperament, grooming requirements, activity levels,...

The Routines: Keeping your pet healthy

The Routines: Keeping your pet healthy

Keeping our pets happy and healthy is a top priority, so having a good handle on routine dog or cat preventative health care is a great start! Vaccination It is recommended that all dogs and cats who go for walks outdoors or otherwise contact other animals (e.g. in...

Tips for Medicating Your Pet

Tips for Medicating Your Pet

Many common veterinary treatments, such as worming products and antibiotics, require owners to regularly administer oral medications to their pet. Whilst some pets will obligingly allow tablets to be popped down their throat, or at least eat them in food, other pets...

Warm weather hazards

Warm weather hazards

We all love spending time outdoors on these long summer days, and our pets are no exception! The increased activity is great for their mental and physical health. To prevent some common warm-weather hazards from raining on your pet’s parade, follow these summer safety...

Holidaying with your pet

Holidaying with your pet

Is your pet joining you for a Christmas holiday trip? Follow these basic pet travel guidelines to keep everyone merry! Making a list and checking it twice Pets away from home can easily get disoriented and lost. Before you travel, check that your pet’s microchip...

Keeping your pet up-to-date with parasite prevention

Keeping your pet up-to-date with parasite prevention

With increasing day length and warmer weather, most of us, including our pets, will be enjoying more time spent outdoors. It’s always important to ensure your four-legged friend is up-to-date with routine disease and parasite prevention, but especially so at a time of...

A little bit of wee goes a long way

A little bit of wee goes a long way

A urine test is a simple and effective method for us to check the health of your pet’s urinary system. A urine test provides a large amount of information on the health of your pet and can be helpful in identifying conditions such as bladder stones and obstructions,...

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