Are Cat Owners Smarter than Dog Owners?
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

An article published in The Independent last year is doing the rounds on social media today. The piece discusses some statistical indicators of intelligence. Amongst factors like birth order, body weight and height, they put forward a 2014 study which suggests that cat owners might be more intelligent than dog owners. But is this true? The study, … Continued

Is My Dog Deaf?
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Is My Dog Deaf? Hearing is an invaluable sense for any animal, with dogs being no exception. Although deafness is more likely in certain breeds of dog, there isn’t a single breed that is completely exempt from developing and suffering from a lack of hearing. It can often be hard to tell if your dog … Continued

Mowing the Lawn: Hidden Dangers for Animals
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It’s that time of year again when those of us with gardens are dusting off our lawnmowers and strimmers to get our grass looking tip-top, ready for barbecues. However, before you get going with your gardening, it’s important to run a few checks of the lawn to make sure you and the local wildlife escape … Continued

Exercising your Cat
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Obesity in Cat is on the rise, studies shown by vets conclude that at least 1 in 4 cats in the UK are over weight or obese, this can have severe health implications for your pet including an increased risk in heart disease, arteritis, diabetes and a general loss in quality of life. There are however organised exercises you … Continued

How to Bathe Your Dog
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How to bathe a dog Giving your dog a bath can be a messy and sometimes frustrating experience for both pet and owner. Most dogs love to play in water, but they don’t tend to enjoy bath time. We’ve collated some tips and tricks on how to get your dog clean, without dirtying your house. … Continued

A Guide to Pyothorax in Dogs
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What is Pyothorax in Dogs? Pyothorax in dogs is an infection in the chest cavity which is the space found between the lungs and the body wall. An infection usually occurs when bacteria or occasionally a virus or fungus causes pus to accumulate in the chest cavity which in turn causes respiratory distress. In some … Continued

A Guide to Acne in Dogs
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What is Canine Acne? Acne is a benign condition that can affect your dog during their “teenage years” when they hit puberty (approximately 5-8 months old). The condition is quite common and can cause blackheads, whiteheads, red lumps and swelling to occur on your dogs lip, chin, muzzle, groin and backside. The condition occurs when hair follicles … Continued

How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How to help your dog lose weight Millions of dogs’ lives are cut short every year from obesity. An overweight dog is much more likely to suffer from illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. While it is a good idea to consult your vet for a diet plan or a … Continued

A Guide to Alopecia in Dogs
  • Friday, April 22, 2016

What is Alopecia in Dogs? Alopecia is a common disorder that effect 5-10% of dogs at some point during their life, the condition is so common that it is one of the main reasons pets visit their veterinarians. Hair loss or hair thinning or failure to grow hair can be a major concern for you as a pet owner, ensure you … Continued