Owning a Rabbit – Part 1

Did you know there are approximately 1.7 million rabbits kept as pets in the UK? This makes them the third most popular pet after cats and dogs. There are many different breeds all varying in size, shape and personality.  It is generally thought owning a rabbit is easy. However, as they need daily attention, have …

A close call at Christmas

One of the joys of having a dog is their playfulness. When they are happy and bounding around it cannot fail to put a smile on your face. However there are rare occasions where their exuberance can result with an injury. Just before Christmas we had had an incident where a dog was bought in …

Pets – Legal Obligations

Recently, on our Facebook page, someone asked us for advice on the legal obligations of owning a pet. Rather than just let one person know we thought a blog would be a better idea Firstly, have you heard of the Animal Welfare Act 2006? It goes into a lot of detail and if you want to …

Pet Passports

If you want to travel abroad with your pet you need to get a Pet Passport as this will help you avoid long quarantine periods when you return.  The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) is designed to stop the spread of rabies and other diseases while still allowing your pet to travel.  From 1st January 2012 all …

Getting a Puppy – Part 3

By now you should have decided on what sort of dog you want and you have found yourself reputable breeder. Do you know what you should look for when picking the right dog? The breeder should help with this, but just in case they don’t, here are a few tips. Puppies should stay with their …

Grass Seeds

One of the conditions we see regularly is dogs suffering with grass seeds. These seeds can get into any crack or crevice and can make the area sore until they are removed. The most common places we find them are between the toes, in the nose, ears and behind eyelids. The worst seeds are those …

Getting a Puppy – Part 2

After weighing up all the pros and cons you have now decided you want a puppy.  So where do you start? Firstly, we would strongly advise you not to buy your pet from the internet, from a pet shop or from a newspaper advertisement as these are outlets used to sell dogs from puppy farms.  …

Getting a Puppy – Part 1

There are very few things more heart-warming than seeing a puppy running around your home. Your new pup will find everything very exciting as it explores its new surroundings.  It can bring you great joy and as it grows it becomes more than just a dog. It becomes part of the family. However, not all …

Worms

All cats and dogs will get worms at some stage in their life and many will be re-infected unless they receive regular worming treatment. There are many types of worms that can infect your pet, these include roundworm, tapeworm, hookworm, whipworm and heartworm to name a few. However, in this blog we will deal with …