Dog Health

Food Allergies in dogs

Food Allergies in cats and dogs

Adverse reactions to food, whether seen as a food intolerance or a food allergy, is one of the commonest cause of ill health in pets. Food allergies and food intolerances are not the same. Food allergies work through the immune system and show the characteristic…

Summer Dog Care

We have seen some exceptionally hot weather this year so it is important that we look after our dogs to minimise the risk of heatstroke. If dogs get too hot and are unable to reduce their body temperature by panting they can easily get heatstroke.…

Dogs die in hot cars – a vet dressed as a dog shows why

Despite a long campaign titled Dogs die in hot cars, too many people still think that it is OK to leave their dog in a car on a hot day so long as the windows are open slightly and the car is parked in the…

What’s this Lump on my Dog? – the Good, Bad and Ugly

We love interacting with our dogs and stroking and patting them so finding a lump on your dog ‘that wasn’t there before’ is a very worrying time for owners. Although many owners will immediately suspect cancer there are many causes for the sudden appearance of…

Spring Dangers

Spring looks set to be the time for flowers and chocolates. This month the sun starts to shine for longer and nature sends out signals for the early flowers to put on their display. Easter is just around the corner and the traditional gifts associated…

Pet Obesity – How Can You Help?

Just as with humans, the number of pets showing signs of obesity is increasing. Canine and Feline Obesity can be defined as an excess of body fat that is enough to impair health, welfare and quality of life. The vast majority of pet obesity is…

Alabama Rot: Know the Signs

With another confirmed case of Alabama rot this month, in which the dog, unfortunately, lost their life, we are urging owners to be aware of the early signs of the disease. History of Alabama Rot Alabama rot was first seen in the United States in…

Ticks and Lyme Disease – What You Need to Know…

Our tick friends are at their most active right now and could be lurking in your garden, local park, woodland and even urban areas. Aside from being creepy and very crawly, these blood-sucking parasites can also carry nasty tick–borne diseases, such as Lyme Disease, which…

Is your dog afraid of Fireworks?

Whilst the majority of humans like fireworks it is estimated that 80% of owners have lived with a pet that has shown signs of fear or distress related to fireworks. Because pets only hear fireworks for a limited time each year they do not have…

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