Friday, 7 July 2017 | Kate
Curiously, and perhaps eagerly, I am looking at a bull terrier named Sputnik, searching for a resemblance.
Heís a stocky three-year-old, mostly slate grey, with a white stripe on his head and a pink splotch on his elongated, bull-terrier nose. So far, our only similarity is weíre both waiting in a trailer thatís serving as his examination room at Tufts Universityís veterinary school in North Grafton, Massachusetts.
10 CommentsWednesday, 28 June 2017 | Kate
Pet owners have been warned about the risks of feeding jerky treats after vets have seen the first cases of poisoning in the UK. Fanconi Syndrome, a rare condition associated with jerky treats, has previously been reported in the US, Canada and Australia as far back as 2007, but there have been no reported cases in the UK, until now.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 | Kate
The day my rescue dog, Nikita, came to live with me I spent the morning pacing around the house and nervously flicking channels on TV, waiting for her to turn up. I remember it was the 22nd July because Prince George was born that day and itís all anyone was talking about.
3 CommentsWednesday, 24 May 2017 | Kate
By the time your dog reaches the age of 3 there's an 80% chance they will have gum disease and tooth decay. A dental at the vet can easily cost £600 but there are easy and really cheap ways to keep on top of your dog's dental health, without stressing you or the dog out
Monday, 24 April 2017 | Kate
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate is just as much an emotive issue for pet owners as it is among parents. So Iíll get right off the fence with this one Ė I think vaccines are the 20th centuryís gift to the world. However, when it comes to our dogs and cats in the UK we over-vaccinate our pets like no one else.
3 CommentsFriday, 17 March 2017 | Kate
Over 80% of dog owners are guilty of dressing up their dogs in some form or another, even if itís only a coat to protect against the cold, and this is leading to a rise in skin diseases among dogs.
1 CommentThursday, 17 November 2016 | Kate
I'm not one for histrionics but this is a huge pet product recall from Armitage I thought you should all be aware of as the flea treatments involved can be fatal to cats. Please read the statement in this post and pass this information on to anyone you think may be using Armitage flea products on their cat.
4 CommentsFriday, 2 September 2016 | Kate
Spring time is when ticks become more active as the climate gets warmer (supposedly). Ticks are widely known to be carriers of diseases such as Borreliosis and Lyme disease which affect humans and animals.
12 CommentsThursday, 1 September 2016 | Kate
Babesiosis is a new tick bourne disease which can be fatal to dogs very quickly. The best thing you can do is prevent your dog getting bitten in the first place. Here's how.
40 CommentsMonday, 1 August 2016 | Kate
Golden milk is a comforting, delicious drink with massive health benefits for your dog, and you. Use our recipe to relieve joint pain, stiffness, fight bacteria, improve skin condition, digestion and more.