Help Your Pet Lose Weight

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 »

Caring For Older Pets

Our pets are living much longer than ever before, thanks to more knowledge as owners and advances in veterinary care, medicine and nutrition which is great news. Old age comes to different animals and breeds at different times, for example, a cat may be considered as a senior at around 9-11 years old and a… Read more »

We see many cats with urinary tract problems such as cystitis all throughout the year and it is a fairly common complaint in both male and female cats of all ages.  Cystitis (which literally means inflammation of the bladder), Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) and Idiopathic Cystitis are terms that are used by veterinary… Read more »

Christmas & Pets

Now we are on the countdown to Christmas, many of us will be putting up the tree and decorations over the coming weeks. Your pets may also find this time of year very exciting and even come up with some novel games like ‘Climb the indoor sparkly tree’, ‘eat the Christmas decorations as fast as… Read more »

Winter 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 »

These pesky blood-sucking parasites are a year-round problem for our pets and they can be a real nuisance. They can really make your pet’s life miserable by causing symptoms ranging from minor irritation and scratching to hair loss, severe allergic reactions and anaemia (This is made even worse if they start biting the humans in… Read more »

November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month.  Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus is a condition that affects the concentration of glucose (or sugar) in the blood; dogs and cats become diabetic when their bodies do not make enough insulin or if the body is unable to use (is resistant to) the insulin that is produced. Insulin is… Read more »

Halloween & Pets

Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for everyone, especially families with children. ‘Trick or Treating’ has certainly become much more popular in Reading over the last few years and we are even starting to see organised events in some areas. It is lovely to see everyone getting into the Halloween spirit, but please spare… Read more »