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...
Priorities of Treatment

Priorities of Treatment

Key Objectives of First Aid Preserve life Promote recovery Prevent the condition worsening When you are dealing with a serious incident whether with an animal or human, it is crucially important that you prioritise any life-threatening conditions and treat those...
Behavioural Changes in Dogs

Behavioural Changes in Dogs

These are some key behaviour changes to look out for that could show you something is wrong with your dog. Changes in appetite and thirst Changes in bowel movements Changes in frequency and amount of urination Change in their smell Retreating and no longer wishing to...