Are You Lungworm Aware?

Lungworms are a group of parasites that can affect both dogs and cats. Lungworms are much less common than parasites such as fleas, ticks and tapeworms, but the associated problems with a Lungworm infection can be far more severe than with other more common parasites. Canine and Feline Lungworms cannot be transmitted to people. In the… Read more »

Cold Weather Pet Care

Just like us, the colder months can be a challenge the health and well-being of our pets. Most animals will bound through the chillier months in full health, but we need to be mindful that changes in temperatures and shorter days can have a real impact on the health and happiness of some of our… Read more »

Ears are very sensitive organs that are not only necessary for hearing, but are also responsible for maintaining balance. In some animals they also play a very important part in communication, with them using their ears to express what they are feeling, for example pricked up ears are usually seen in alert animals and ears laid… Read more »

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is the general term for a disorder of the neurological system (which involves the brain, spinal cord and/or nerves) that may cause an animal to have sudden, uncontrolled and often recurring seizures (fits), with or without loss of consciousness; they may also show abnormal behaviours such as air-snapping/fly-biting, excessive vocalisation, aggression without provocation, restlessness… Read more »

Problems Of The Heart

Just like people, our pets are susceptible to heart problems and because our pets are living longer lives than their predecessors, heart disease is seen and diagnosed much more by veterinary surgeons. Heart problems can occur in any breed, age or sex of animal, but some dog breeds, such as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Poodle,… Read more »

Pet obesity is a growing problem in the United Kingdom with an estimated 1 in 3 dogs, cats and rabbits being overweight. Pet obesity is an extremely serious welfare issue in our pets for the following reasons Obesity is a preventable disease caused by being fed too many calories Obesity can cause a lot of… Read more »

Fun Pet Facts

This week we thought that we would share some fun facts about pet animals that we have picked up over the years. According to the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2017 people 51% of households in the UK own pets, with an estimated population of 9.3million dogs, 10.3million cats and 1.1million rabbits! Rabbits have near… Read more »