The Kennel Club and PupAid are working hard to raise awareness about buying puppies. National Puppy Awareness Week (PAW) from 1st – 7th September 2018 aims to make sure that puppies live healthy, happy lives with suitable owners. The aim is to educate potential puppy owners/buyers, in the hope that they will source a puppy from… Read more »

Ticks and Harvest Mites are small parasites that survive by feeding on different animal hosts, including mammals, birds and even humans if they get the opportunity. They can be a real nuisance for affected pets, often causing irritation, inflammation and sometimes infection and disease. Ticks There are many tick species in the UK but the… Read more »

At Castle Vets we often see rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents with a variety of dental problems. The teeth of most animals (including humans) stop growing after the initial development period, but rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs and rodents have teeth that grow continuously throughout their lives, which means dental problems will develop if these pets are… Read more »

Owning and caring for a pet can be a huge source of enjoyment, but it is also a big responsibility and part of being a responsible owner includes knowing about and understanding the law surrounding pet ownership.  A surprising number of pet owners in the UK are not aware of the law, or of what they are required to… Read more »

How To Have Happy Cats

Stress and anxiety related cat behavioural problems and illnesses are occurring more frequently than ever before; this is mainly due to the ever increasing cat population that sees our cats living in multi cat households or being forced to share territories and live in close proximity with strange cats. Behavioural problems and illnesses are not… Read more »

Just like humans, our pets can suffer from allergies to things such as foods, mites and pollens, with the allergens entering the body through the skin or when your pet eats or breathes them in. Pet allergies are one of the more common problems that we see in practice with symptoms ranging from scratching and… Read more »

Pets go missing from home for a whole variety of reasons and stray animals are usually picked up by members of the public, then passed on to the local animal wardens, animal charities or taken to the veterinary surgery if they are injured. If they cannot be identified by means of a microchip or id… Read more »

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) was founded in 2006 by Burgess Pet Care to try and educate owners about the welfare needs of their rabbits – one of the most misunderstood animals in the UK. Over the years they have focused on highlighting key welfare issue to help improve the lives of UK rabbits – from companionship… Read more »