Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion

Dogs are only able to lose heat by sweating from their nose and paws and by panting. They are therefore highly susceptible to overheating. You should watch out for signs of heat exhaustion, particularly if your dog is panting heavily and appears distressed on a hot...
Animal Bites

Animal Bites

Bites from dogs and other animals can be jagged and often get infected. Even if an animal bite has just punctured the skin, it is important to wash the wound really well and look out for any signs of infection. It is sensible to get any bite that has punctured the...
Tail Injuries in Cats

Tail Injuries in Cats

Guest blog by Mary Nielsen. In every breed of cat, it’s tail is an extension of it’s spine, made up of small vertebrae, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve bundles. The rear of the spine which the tail connects to houses all the main muscles and nerves...
Snake Bites

Snake Bites

Snakes tend to bite if threatened and this means dogs are more likely to be bitten than humans. The adder is the only poisonous snake in the wild in the UK, however some venomous exotic snakes are kept as pets. If you think your dog has been bitten by an adder, call...
Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Tick Bites Ticks are egg-shaped, spider-like creatures that are common in parks, woodland, grassland and heath areas. They are now present in most parks and it is important to check your dog for these following every walk. Ticks carry some serious diseases, so it’s...
Bee/Wasp Stings and Flea Bites

Bee/Wasp Stings and Flea Bites

Bee and Wasp Stings Always protect yourself and ensure your own safety first. If your pet has been stung by a bee and the sting is visible, scrape it out with your thumbnail or a credit card (a wasp does not leave a stinger behind). Applying a wrapped ice pack may...