Easter can be an exciting time for both adults and children. While we prepare for Easter, it is essential to keep an eye on potential dangers for your furry friend.ChocolateChocolate contains caffeine and theobromine (a chemical compound found in the cacao plant), which can be fatal to our pets. It is important to keep chocolate [...]
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Ouch! Do you ever experience sore joints on a chilly morning? Like humans, our furry best friends can experience aches and pains caused by arthritis. These pains can become more intense over the cooler months - let us teach you a little about this common condition, so you can keep an eye out for symptoms [...]
You've likely been spending lots of time at home during the pandemic, and no doubt your dog has enjoyed this quality time with you. If like many, you've welcomed a new furry family member into your home during this period, they'll be very used to having you around most of the time. This poses a [...]
Hot-spots are a common problem amongst dogs, and some breeds like golden retrievers, labradors, and rottweilers may be more susceptible to these than others. What is a hot spot? A hot-spot can otherwise be known as a ‘moist skin rash,’ acute moist dermatitis, or pyotraumatic dermatitis. It is an area of skin or lesion [...]
With the sun shining and beautiful warm weather upon us – who can resist a picnic or barbecue with friends!?It is a wonderful opportunity to spend time outdoors and the perfect chance for your pet to come along for some quality time together. If you are taking your furry friend along to picnics and barbecues, there [...]
Around springtime, we often see an increase in itchy skin (dermatitis) and ear infections in dogs and cats.How to spot itchy skinYou should know almost right away if your cat or dog has dermatitis. Here are a few of the common signs:Constant scratching, licking, or chewing at the skinFlaky, scaly, or greasy skinUnusual and excessive [...]
As the weather warms up, we start to see more parasite problems for all sorts of pets. Here are some of the more common parasites we come across, as well as some information on the problems they cause and how to get rid of them. Fleas Fleas are relatively easy to spot, and if not, [...]
Springtime means grass seed season, and for something so tiny, they can cause a lot of big problems for your pet! The issues they can cause range from minor discomfort right through to potentially life-threatening conditions. Grass seeds are naturally designed to travel – they are small, lightweight, come in all different shapes, and are [...]
It can be hard to get out of your warm bed or off the cosy couch on a winter’s morning for exercise, and your pet can feel the same way too! It's important to continue exercising your pet in winter, as well as keeping them mentally stimulated. Being cooped up inside can encourage destructive and [...]
Dental disease is one of the most common but preventable diseases in pets. It is not only painful and uncomfortable, but the procedure to clean and remove teeth becomes more complicated and often more costly the longer it is left untreated. What is dental disease? Dental disease is caused by a bacterial infection that builds [...]