4 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018 | Kate
Sore dog paws are a real problem in winter. Parks and country walks are saturated with mud and puddles, and pavements and roads are covered in ice, antifreeze, salt, grit and snow. Avoid an expensive vet visit this winter to treat sore, itchy paws by following these three simple steps to keep them tip top.
2 CommentsWednesday, 24 October 2018 | Kate
All dogs need to chew, itís part of a dogís normal behaviour. Chewing relieves anxiety and stimulates your dog. A good chew can occupy a happy dog for hours, and save your beloved shoes or soft furnishings from certain death. But are rawhide chews the answer or is there a safer alternative?
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 | Kate
It's freezing! There's even snow in parts and the gritters are out in force. So, with all that salt on the road, de-icing going on, and moving between extremes of hot and cold day after day, your dog's skin can get dry and in a bit of a state. Fungus likes the kind of hot, humid environment we create going from outside in the wet to inside, lounging by a radiator, which can make your dog's skin itch like mad too.
30 CommentsMonday, 22 October 2018 | Kate
In order to know how worming products work itís best to understand how worms themselves operate internally and externally. There are various types of worms that can infest your pets; both dogs and cats can get worms and pass them between each other. Itís important to implement a regular worming programme for your pets so they can maintain a healthy inside.
6 CommentsFriday, 19 October 2018 | Kate
Deer antlers start life as cartilage which grows from the tip upwards and is mineralised to become bone. They attach to a point on the skull known as a pedicle. While they're growing the antler is covered by skin known as velvet, which supplies blood and nutrition to the bone. Once the antler has reached its full size the velvet falls away and the antler bone dies.
46 CommentsThursday, 27 September 2018 | Kate
As autumn approaches, a lot of dog owners might find that their pets are itching more than usual. This is commonly due to Harvest Mites which are particularly active during the seasonal change. Harvest Mites, in their six-legged larval stage, feed on warm blooded animals, swarming as an infestation.
4 CommentsThursday, 29 March 2018 | Kate
What is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot is a potentially fatal disease in dogs. Tragically 70-80% of cases prove to be fatal. At least 29 cases have been confirmed in the UK so far in 2018, in addition to the 40 cases in 2017 and 19 cases in 2016.
16 CommentsSunday, 4 March 2018 | Kate
Pedigree Dentaflex dental treats are expensive, their strapline "see what good food can do" is misleading and their ingredients are terrible. Too much? I don't think so. Read on to find out why.