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!
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:
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.
Pet owners are known
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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If you want to know what the first signs of your bitch going into
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