Carbon monoxide – poisoning in pets

Carbon monoxide – poisoning in pets

Carbon Monoxide    Carbon monoxide is known as ‘the silent killer. It is a tasteless, colourless and odourless gas that can quickly lead to sickness and even death, in dogs or people exposed to it.   Carbon monoxide bonds with the haemoglobin in red blood cells and...
Seasonal Canine Illness

Seasonal Canine Illness

  What Seasonal Canine Illness is a potentially life-threatening disease with no known cause. It affects dogs that have been walked in woodland areas 1-3 days before becoming unwell. Symptoms start with vomiting, diarrhoea and lethargy.    When Seasonal Canine Illness...
The Positive Power of Pets

The Positive Power of Pets

Pet Power                     Dogs are wonderful creatures bringing with them an enormous sense of friendship and trust. Research shows pet ownership can improve mental and physical health, lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. This can be hugely beneficial not...
Dog flu

Dog flu

Dog flu – everything you need to know   Canine influenza, just like human flu, is extremely contagious. In most cases, infected dogs will make a full recovery without needing to visit the vet. However, just as with humans, sometimes medication and hospitalisation...
Blue-Green Algae

Blue-Green Algae

Blue-Green Algae – the deadly danger for dogs                   Environmental Health often place blue green algae warnings around lakes, ponds and lochs. This warns members of the public not to enter the water, or let their dogs swim in or drink from it. Why? Because...
Dog Attacks on Postmen

Dog Attacks on Postmen

Every day, around seven postmen and women are attacked by a dog. This makes dogs a serious hazard, with some attacks leading to a permanent and disabling injury. The number of attacks rises during the summer holidays when children are off school and dogs are allowed...
Stop the rot!

Stop the rot!

Alabama rot – welcome breakthrough with this deadly disease.   Scientists are optimistic they are winning the war against Alabama rot – a deadly disease affecting dogs.   Alabama rot, also known as the ‘black death’ disease, is a rising concern amongst pet...