How owners can help make their pet’s medicine easier to swallow

How owners can help make their pet’s medicine easier to swallow

Giving medication to your dog  – what owners need to know to help administer their pet’s medicine. Whether your pet is on long-term prescribed veterinary medication or a short course of pills, it is good to know how to best present medication to your pet to make it...
Not just chocolate: the Easter treats your dog mustn’t consume

Not just chocolate: the Easter treats your dog mustn’t 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 them...
What to do to help a mistreated or neglected animal

What to do to help a mistreated or neglected animal

It can be distressing to see an animal being mistreated or neglected at the hands of its owners. Or to come across an ill or injured pet who is lost. Do you know who to contact to help the pet and crucially, what does the law say about how to help an animal in...
My dog having a seizure how to help

My dog having a seizure 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 activity...
What to do if your dog is choking?

What to do if your dog is choking?

Any pet owner will identify with the heart stopping moment when you think your dog is choking. Unfortunately, it can be an all too common occurrence for dog owners. This is because dogs are inquisitive creatures and will often chew on anything they can get hold of:...
How smoking (or passive smoking) could seriously harm your pet

How smoking (or passive smoking) could seriously harm your pet

Research suggests that family pets are suffering and put at risk by smokers’ nicotine and smoke inhalation. It appears that animals inhale more smoke than humans, and digest nicotine deposits when licking their fur. Pets often snuggle up to their owners when...
The hidden dangers in your garden for your dog

The hidden dangers in your garden for your dog

Spring offers you and your pet the perfect opportunity to get outside in the garden and enjoy nature. Spring is also the perfect time for planting bulbs and plants. However, be aware there are many natural dangers in the domestic garden that could prove fatal to your...
Five signs your dog might be having a stroke and how to help

Five signs your dog might be having a stroke and how to help

Strokes in dogs are relatively rare and can be difficult to spot. A stroke occurs when there is disruption to the blood flow to the brain. If you suspect your pet is having a stroke, get them to the vet immediately. Two types of strokes – as with humans, a stroke can...
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, thought to be due to the increasing amounts...
Electric shock – what to do if your pet receives one

Electric shock – what to do if your pet receives one

First response – make sure you are safe, so this means do not touch your dog. Why? Electricity can cause muscular spasms which means if your pet has bitten a cable. As a result their jaw can end up clamping shut around this electricity cable and they may be...