Rabbit Awareness Month

Rabbit Awareness Month

This month we are focusing on our furry rabbit friends who are often misunderstood as being an easy pet to look after. Domestic rabbits can live to be 8-12 years old (the same age as many of our large dog companions). They require just as much commitment as a dog or a...
Allergies in Pets – what can we do

Allergies in Pets – what can we do

Allergies are common, usually resulting in skin signs, although some cases also show gastrointestinal (stomach and intestinal) symptoms. Allergies affect dogs and cats, but research is more limited in cats, and we tend to extrapolate our knowledge of dogs to our cats....
Fleas and Worms: What’s the Real Risk?

Fleas and Worms: What’s the Real Risk?

It is all too easy to become complacent about parasites and our pets. Often, fleas and worms are not easily visible and may only cause subtle symptoms that go largely unnoticed. With busy lives, it can be tough to keep on top of our pets’ prevention all year round and...
Heartache doesn’t just happen on Valentine’s Day

Heartache doesn’t just happen on Valentine’s Day

Heart disease is very common in middle-aged to older dogs and is often known as ‘the silent killer’. Without regular check-ups the early signs of heart disease can go unnoticed, making it harder to treat when it finally shows. We’ll check your dog’s heart at the...
How healthy are your pet’s teeth?

How healthy are your pet’s teeth?

How many of us actually take the time to open up our pets’ mouth and have a good look inside? If we did, we might well be greeted with something far from pleasant. From the age of three, cats and dogs start to develop dental disease to varying degrees. We may see red...