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!
My Bitch Is Whelping: Everything You Need To Know About Whelping Puppies
Before we start, if you are concerned about your bitch and need to speak with a vet, we are available 24/7. Our vets can talk you through the birth process via video and if we decide you need to go to a clinic we will tell you immediately.
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Equine Dentistry: What's In That Mouth?
Little surprises me when it comes to equine dentistry and what I might find in a horse's mouth! It seems that horses, being by their very nature an animal that is both curious and cautious, are often prone to both oral injury and ingestion of foreign objects.
More often than not, there are little or no outward signs of there being any problem, and we are oblivious to what is going on.
Here is a short list of just a few
Understanding prey drive in greyhounds
Greyhounds have been specifically bred and trained to chase using their sight. Lack of appropriate early socialisation, particularly around other dog breeds means that some greyhounds are at serious risk of taking things too far in some situations. It is therefore vitally important to understand prey drive so that we can ensure our greyhounds are safe, as well as other animals in their vicinity.
To ensure survival, all animals have a part of their brain dedicated to
Understanding Anxiety and its Implications for Pet Greyhounds
Anxiety is a very common behavioural problem in both racing and retired greyhounds. Indeed it is very common across the canine spectrum, accounting for up to 90% of referrals to veterinary behaviourists. Anxiety is also a very common reason for relinquishment post adoption, with up to 60% of dogs being returned to shelters for this reason. Greyhounds are no exception.
We know that many pet owners are far more likely to relinquish their recently
Introducing Your New Kitten To the Rest of the Family
Introducing your new kitten or cat to the rest of your pet family takes a little thought, patience and timing. You can introduce an adult cat the same way you do a kitten, but you may need a little more patience for success.
Other cats and dogs in the household
You cannot assume your other pets will just accept a new kitten even though your house is a more than one pet household.
What To Do When You Bring A New Kitten Home
Welcoming a new kitten into your family is super exciting, they bring such joy and new mischief into your life. Many of us wonder what to do when you get a new kitten. It is a great idea to consider a few things to prepare for the kitten's arrival. Here are six tips to help prepare for a new kitten coming home.
When To Get A Kitten?
Bringing a new kitten home is a time
Five Top Tips For Bringing Home A New Puppy
Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time. Depending on your home circumstances, there are things to consider to prepare for your new puppy’s arrival.
Get your timing right
Bringing home your pup is exciting and daunting all at the same time. There is nothing worse than bringing them home and then you have to head off to work in the morning.
It's important to plan for the best time to bring your new
Can I Feed My Cat Tuna?
Have you ever wondered is tuna good for cats or what do cats eat? Well, fish for cats can definitely be a portion of their diet, however, feeding your cat tuna can result in health issues. Read on to find out why.
Does Your Cat Love Tuna?
The question "can I feed my cat tuna?" often arises as for most cats, tuna would be high on their list of most favourite foods. Whether it’s from a can
Personally I love autumn. The days are usually crisp and clear with plenty of sun, while the nights are cooler. The gorgeous colours of leaves as they change colour create some magnificent scenery, but amongst all this beauty there are some things that may pose a risk to your pet. Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe in the autumn months.
Scientists believe that the dog early ancestor the wolf became domesticated to humans due to them hanging around villages. These domesticated wolves were quite happy to spend time with people in these villages because they could scavenge for leftovers. So, it seems that it’s instinctive for our pets to scavenge for food scraps even though they have regular meals and aren’t dependent on the food they find lying around.