5 Signs Your Pet Needs an Emergency Vet

5 Signs Your Pet Needs an Emergency Vet

Do you know when you need to take your pet to the vet? Whilst it might be easy if there is an obvious issue such as an open wound, active bleeding or they have been involved in an accident, but what about the hidden illnesses?  If you detect any of these symptoms in...
5 Common Signs Your Pet is in Pain

5 Common Signs Your Pet is in Pain

Animals suffer from pain just like humans do and whilst most pet owners believe they would know if their pet were in pain, the truth is that it can be very difficult to recognise. Being observant and knowing the signs of chronic pain could prevent your pet from...
Overbreeding: A Major Animal Welfare Issue

Overbreeding: A Major Animal Welfare Issue

Overbreeding involves breeding an animal more than its body can safely handle resulting in detrimental health effects to the mother and her puppies as well as the overpopulation and subsequent euthanasia of many unwanted companion animals every year. The Health...
Diabetes in Pets: Symptoms, Treatments & Complications

Diabetes in Pets: Symptoms, Treatments & Complications

Diabetes is a disease that most people have heard of but not a lot of people know that our pets can also become diabetic and it is actually a common illness that we treat. What is diabetes? Diabetes is caused by an abnormality in the way our bodies use sugar. The...
How to Care for a Senior Pet

How to Care for a Senior Pet

Getting old is something nobody wants to think about. For us humans it brings thoughts of wrinkles, memory loss and new aches and pains. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil for us and also for our pets. Our pets seem to hide ageing better so it’s sometimes hard...
The Myth of the Wet Nose

The Myth of the Wet Nose

“A wet nose means my dog is healthy” – FALSE This is a common misconception originating from the time when there was a high prevalence of the deadly virus Canine Distemper (which we now vaccinate against). One of the clinical signs of this virus was a thickening of...