Here you will find lots of animal health articles written by our online vets to help you learn more about specific health problems as well as caring for your pets and/or horses. 
You will find articles on the following:

  • dog health
  • cat health
  • horse health
  • pocket pet health

So grab a cuppa and settle in to learn more about pet care and your animal’s health. If you find an interesting article don’t forget to share it on Facebook and Pinterest so your friends can learn more too! 

If your dog has eaten chocolate, use our Chocolate Toxicity Calculator below to work out if your dog needs to see a veterinarian.
Dogs love chocolate, but unfortunately chocolate contains the substance theobromine that is poisonous to them. Find out more about how chocolate is poisonous in our article Top Dangers For Pets In Autumn.
Please contact us if you are concerned and need to discuss what to do if you get a moderate or severe value.  We can help you with

Top Safety tips to keep your pet safe at Halloween

Halloween can be so much fun, but it can also be a time of the year that many pets really struggle to cope. Anxiety levels increase, poisonings occur, and pets get lost.  We have compiled some Halloween top safety tips to keep your pet safe this year.






Halloween can be a scary time for all animals. In tonight's talk Dr Leigh offers her practical advice to help you keep your pets

Can You Spay A Dog In Heat? What Are The Dangers And What Should You Do?

Oh no - can you spay a dog on heat? Ugggh!!! It's one of those timing things that has happened to many of us! Your young bitch is due to be spayed....and what do you know? She goes on heat! Read on to learn why spaying a dog on heat is far more involved and potentially dangerous.
How Old Are Bitches When They Have Their

Why is my cat peeing outside the litter box and how can I solve this problem?


Suddenly, your perfectly toilet-trained cat has decided the whole of its world (i.e. your house) is its toilet and has started peeing outside the litter box.

If your cat was once trained to use the litter tray and has always been fastidious about cleanliness what could be the reason to suddenly stop using the cat litter box? What is your cat trying to tell you? Read

Top Tips To Keep Your Rabbit Healthy


Rabbits can be a great pet, however, they are not a pet that can be thrown some food and forgotten about. Care also needs to be taken with young children as they can be easily hurt.

Rabbits need time, care and attention. I'm not trying to scare you, but they are prone to a few health conditions that if not acted upon immediately, can result in death. If you are considering getting a rabbit for

What Is Megaoesophagus - Is My Dog At Risk?


Megaoesophagus is a rare and incurable disease that occurs when there is a loss of tone and motility of the oesophagus (food pipe).

Animals affected by megaoesophagus have trouble eating and often struggle with regurgitation.

Many animals struggle to maintain weight and suffer from aspiration pneumonia. This occurs because the oesophagus dilates and loses the ability to contract, meaning food is unable to pass into the stomach.





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Why Desex A Dog? Learn the Pros and Cons of Spaying and Neutering
Whether your dog is male or female, the decision to desex can be a difficult one for some owners. There is a lot of confusing information on the internet, and a lot of conflicting opinions, even amongst vets. This post we will give you a breakdown on why desexing is worthwhile to help you make an informed decision for your dog.

Before we continue, some useful definitions to know:

Neoplasia:

How to tell if your pet is in pain





No one likes seeing their pet in pain, but how can we tell that they are in pain? Take a look at these tips to get a better understanding if your pet is behaving weirdly due to being sore or painful.
What Is Normal Behaviour?
To be able to recognise if our animals are painful, we need to understand what normal behaviour looks like.

The easiest way to do this is to practice observing your


How to Feed Bones Safely to Dogs
There are so many conflicting stories about what dog food is best for your dog, and feeding bones to dogs is just one example where there are so many differing opinions. Read on to learn how to safely feed your dog a bone.
Many of us associate chewing bones with cleaning our dog’s teeth and some owners will also feed raw meaty bones in an attempt to provide a source of calcium.

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