Doggy paddle without the danger – Pet safety around water

Doggy paddle without the danger – Pet safety around water

  Being around cool water in the warmth of summer is one of life’s pleasures. Whether its splashing in a pool, playing on the beach, wild swimming in a river or lake, or a boating adventure to sea, it always pays to keep ourselves and our pets safe around water....
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...
How to help a bleeding dog

How to help a bleeding dog

  As with any first aid treatment, always ensure your safety and the safety of your pet. If your dog is bleeding, first and foremost, stop the blood coming out! It is not a priority at this stage to clean the wound.   Cleaning the wound   If the wound...
Road Traffic Accident – How to help your pet

Road Traffic Accident – How to help your pet

A step-by-step guide if your dog is hit by a car   When approaching an accident, the most important element is your safety. Fundamentally, if you are injured, you will be unable to help your pet. Make sure that all traffic has stopped and alert everyone that...
How to help if your dog suffers a painful burn or scald

How to help if your dog suffers a painful burn or scald

  Safety first   If your dog suffers a painful burn or scald, it is vital to ensure your own safety and keep everyone safe from further danger. Avoid getting burnt yourself – turn off power, extinguish flames. Additionally, to prevent your pet biting you, it...
Allergic Reactions in Dogs

Allergic Reactions in Dogs

  This article is all about allergic reactions in dogs – from mild irritations, through to full blown anaphylaxis. Just as in humans, anaphylaxis is a serious medical emergency for your pet, and they will need veterinary help extremely fast. Therefore, knowing...
How to make a safe makeshift muzzle for your dog

How to make a safe makeshift muzzle for your dog

How to muzzle your pet Even the most gentle and loving pets can bite if they become frightened and it is important to remember that your safety is of paramount importance and sometimes it might be necessary to muzzle your pet. It is really important that you never...
Dog seizures – how to help

Dog seizures – how to help

  Seizures A seizure (the medical term for a fit or convulsion) occurs when there is a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain which causes a temporary disruption in the normal messaging processes. Seizures occur as a result of abnormal electrical...
Canine heart attacks and how to avoid them

Canine heart attacks and how to avoid them

  While canine heart attacks (medical term – myocardial infarction) are rare in the UK, they can occur in dogs of any breed. Sadly in some parts of the USA they are reporting an increase in serious canine heart attacks. This is thought to be due to the...
Not just chocolate: the Easter treats your dog must not consume

Not just chocolate: the Easter treats your dog must not consume

  Are You Aware Of These Common Easter Dangers for Dogs? Tasty treats many of us enjoy around Easter time include chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. Sadly, both are poisonous for your pet as they contain ingredients which are toxic to them and could make...
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