Ticks and the danger of Lyme disease for you and your dog

Ticks and the danger of Lyme disease for you and your dog

All dog walkers should be aware of the dangers of a serious bacterial infection called Lyme disease, which is passed on by ticks to them and their dog. It can be a devastating disease, yet it can be easily treated if caught early. Dogs, cats and humans can all get...
Diabetes in pets, what to look for and how to treat it

Diabetes in pets, what to look for and how to treat it

Just like humans, it’s possible for pets to get diabetes. It can affect cats and dog and can show up in subtle ways so you need to be alert for symptoms. Diabetes tends to affect dogs and cats that are overweight. And just like people, pets can suffer from both...
Finn’s Law – Promising Stronger Protection for Service Animals

Finn’s Law – Promising Stronger Protection for Service Animals

Photo credit: Photo of Finn and PC Dave Wardell from www.finnslaw.com Finn’s Law From Saturday 8th June 2019, it is now a criminal offence to injure a police dog or horse. This is thanks to a campaign by an officer and his brave service dog, Finn. Closing a...
How dogs are proving they are truly man’s best friends.

How dogs are proving they are truly man’s best friends.

We all know there are many benefits of being a dog owner besides the comforting companionship that canines offer. In fact, the health benefits of having a dog are well documented – they can lower your stress and blood pressure levels, encourage exercise and improve...
70% of dog bites happen in the home – how to help

70% of dog bites happen in the home – how to help

There are over seven million dogs in the UK with the majority bought as family pets. Many families choose to get a dog when their children are young and most children gain hugely from this addition, developing responsibility, caring skills and a love of animals....
Everything you need to know if your dog is hit by a car

Everything you need to know if your dog is hit by a car

Dogs can be unpredictable. They can suddenly run into the road if scared or dash across street if distracted by something on the other side. Additionally, being low to the ground means dogs are often out of the direct line of vision of drivers or cyclists. The result...
Is owning a pet a sensible idea if you have asthma?

Is owning a pet a sensible idea if you have asthma?

Owning a pet is one of life’s pleasures. However, for some people having a pet triggers allergic reactions that make it too difficult to have a pet in their household. Happily, there are things you can do to reduce the risk of animal’s triggering your asthma. Here we...
Mutual Benefits of Exercising with your Pet

Mutual Benefits of Exercising with your Pet

Exercising with your pet: benefits for the both of you It is a shocking statistic that over 60% of British people are obese. There have been many governmental efforts to tackle this growing and disturbing trend – from sugar taxes to food labelling initiatives. The...