There is no doubt that dental disease is a widespread problem in the pets that we see in practice. It is one of the top three disorders according to a study by VetCompass. As with most things being aware of a problem or the potential for a problem is the first step to resolving it.
The festive period can be a great time for all the family including our furry family but it is also the time when pets really do prove that they can get into anything. Chocolate isn’t the only food hazard to be aware of. When we think of pets eating things that cause harm, we often
It’s that time of year where we all like to treat ourselves and our pets, but the excessive food and treats can cause obesity in our beloved family member. Obesity in cats and dogs is becoming more common due to a number of reasons; Age: As animals get older they become less active, have less
Two new cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) have been confirmed by veterinary specialist referral centre Anderson Moores. It brings the total number of cases of the disease – commonly known as Alabama Rot, to 16 in 2019. These are the first cases since June and they were recorded in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
Make no bones about it, Halloween can be a pretty frightening time for our pets. With all the excitement around at this time of year, it’s easy to overlook potential hazards in the home, leaving pets vulnerable. This month I have put together a list of horrors to be aware of which will help you
If your dog’s constantly shaking, scratching, or rubbing its head they may have a sore ear. Ear disease is annoying for both the owner and pet alike since it causes a painful, irritating, itchy, malodorous ear. It’s no wonder that it is one of the most common complaints when seeking veterinary advice and also one
Research has shown that pet ownership could have a big part to play in enhancing human well-being by staving off the growing social issue of loneliness and social isolation. The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has said that its research reinforces the importance of the social bond between humans and pets. Many people responding
What is it? Blue-green algae is a term used to describe a group of bacteria, called cyanobacteria. They are not actually algae, but the organisms got this name because they often give the appearance of algae when they clump together in bodies of water. They cannot be seen with the naked eye unless they clump
This is an update to an article posted on our website last year regarding Alabama Rot. The original article can be viewed here. The number of cases is down in the first three months of 2019 compared to 2018. In 2018 to the end of March there were 34 CRGV confirmed cases against 10 to
Allergy is a disease in which the immune system reacts excessively to certain substances, causing a physical reaction which is unpleasant and sometimes very serious. Although we often hear about allergies in relation to humans, pets are equally susceptible. Starting from scratch Although the signs and symptoms of allergies are usually easy to see, identifying