• Does Your Cat Have OCD?: The Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options

    While you may be aware that obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can affect humans, you may not know that it can also affect your cat. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about how OCD can affect your cat and how the condition is treated. Causes of OCD in cats While it can be difficult to identify a particular trigger which has caused your cat to develop OCS, there are some common situations which increase the risk that your pet will develop the disorder. [Read More]

  • Take-Away Tips To Help You Manage A Protracted Vomiting Emergency In Dogs

    Protracted vomiting in dogs is an emergency that should be addressed in good time to avoid pet fatalities. It's important to know what you should do in case your pet experiences a protracted vomiting emergency. Below are tips and guidelines to help you prepare and take care of your pet in case of such an emergency. Assessment of Vomiting Protracted vomiting is severe vomiting that often persists for more than 24 or 36 hours. [Read More]

  • In the Dog House: 3 Dog Grooming Mistakes

    Every dog owner wants their pooch to look its best. Taking the time to regularly look after and groom your dog is a great thing to do. However, when carrying out DIY dog grooming at home it is easy to make mistakes. Below we look at three of the most common dog grooming mistakes. Not Handling Your Dog You should make a habit of handling and touching your dog in ways they will be touched during grooming. [Read More]

  • Stopping your cat from destroying the house while you are away this holidays

    If you have a nervous cat who tends to scratch up the furniture when you are away and make protests in the forms of smelly deposits, it makes sense to make some plans to try and calm them down. Here are some ideas that can help. Cat feeder You should get your cat feeder to come over before you leave, so that your cat doesn't associate their presence with you leaving. [Read More]

  • Understanding Dog Dementia

    Many people begin to show the symptoms of dementia as they get older, but did you know that dementia can affect dogs too?  So, how do you know if your dog has dementia and how can your vet clinic offer any treatment for your pet?  Read on to find out more. Dementia and dogs Elderly dogs can suffer from a condition known as Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS), commonly referred to as animal dementia. [Read More]

  • How To Clean Your Dog's Teeth

    Good oral health is extremely important for your dog's overall well-being, and it starts with clean teeth.  Poor dental care can result in rotten teeth and gum disease that could cause your pet discomfort and give him foul-smelling breath.  Your local mobile dog grooming service will be able to clean your dog's teeth for you; however, it's a good idea to familiarise your dog with the process before a stranger undertakes it. [Read More]

  • Total Hip Replacement In Dogs: Four Possible Complications You Should Know About

    If your dog shows signs of hip pain and problems with mobility, a vet may recommend a total hip replacement. Total hip replacement (THR) is a complex, invasive form of surgery, and while the procedure has a high success rate of around 95 percent, complications can arise. Find out about the possible side effects from a total hip replacement, and learn more about the steps you or your vet can take to avoid these issues. [Read More]

  • Why You Require a Pest Management Plan to Control Garden Insects

    Want to keep insect pests out of your garden? You'll need a pest management plan that is suited to mitigating the presence of all manner of insects from your home's garden. So, what does a pest management plan offer to both you and your garden? Preparedness against insect attacks A pest management plan, in itself, is a well-spelled-out strategy used to anticipate pest attacks in your home. In other words, the plan is a well-structured pathway to how you can detect the presence of insect incursions early enough before they can cause considerable damage to your garden. [Read More]