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Parasites

Monday, August 23, 2021

As the weather warms up, we start to see more parasite problems for all sorts of pets.
Here are some of the more common parasites we come across, as well as some information on the problems they cause and how to get rid of them.

Fleas

Fleas are relatively easy to spot, and if not, your pet will let you know! Look out for these clues:

Your pet might constantly be scratching or chewing …

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Itchy skin and ear infections

Monday, August 23, 2021

Around springtime, we often see an increase in itchy skin (dermatitis) and ear infections in dogs and cats.

How to spot itchy skin

You should know almost right away if your cat or dog has dermatitis. Here are a few of the common signs:

Constant scratching, licking, or chewing at the skinFlaky, scaly, or greasy skinUnusual and excessive hair loss in isolated or large areasInflamed, swollen, broken, or bleeding areas of skin (usually …

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Senior Pets

Friday, May 14, 2021

Aging is an unavoidable part of life, and when it comes to our pets, some will age without any major issues, and some will need a little extra TLC. It is important to know what age-related changes look like and how to manage them appropriately, so we can ensure our pets are comfortable.

When does my pet become a senior?

This can vary between individuals and can be greatly influenced by breed, …

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Keeping your pets active in winter

Friday, May 14, 2021

It can be hard to get out of your warm bed or off the cosy couch on a winter’s morning for exercise, and your pet can feel the same way too!

It’s important to continue exercising your pet in winter, as well as keeping them mentally stimulated. Being cooped up inside can encourage destructive and other negative behaviours. On a fine day, walks, runs, catching up with friends and play sessions …

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Dental disease and prevention

Friday, May 14, 2021

Dental disease is one of the most common but preventable diseases in pets. It is not only painful and uncomfortable, but the procedure to clean and remove teeth becomes more complicated and often more costly the longer it is left untreated. 

What is dental disease?

Dental disease is caused by a bacterial infection that builds up in a substance called plaque. Plaque is made up of food particles and saliva. It sticks …

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Easter hazards

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Easter can be an exciting time for both adults and children. While we prepare for Easter, it is essential to keep an eye on potential dangers for your furry friend.

Chocolate

Chocolate contains both caffeine and theobromine (a chemical compound found in the cacao plant) which can be fatal to our pets. It is important to keep chocolate out of reach this Easter. If you are hiding chocolate eggs, keep your pets …

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Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Keeping your indoor cat happy

Keeping your cat entertained in your home can become a full-time job. That is why we have put together some tips to keep your indoor cat happy and engaged:

Create a high area for your cat to perch
Getting up high is an important way to relieve stress in the feline world. It is therefore essential to have accessible and safe high up resting places.

Play with your cat
Our …

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Pet Dental Health: Signs of Trouble

Friday, February 28, 2020

Dental health is important to your pet’s overall well-being.
When they have issues with their teeth and gums, it can lead to loss of appetite.
It is highly recommended to get your pets’ teeth checked regularly.

Even before their annual dental check with the vet, we also
recommend doing routine checks at home. Generally, teeth should be clean and
white and gums should be firm and pink. Here are some things you need to …

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Caring for Senior Dogs

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

When your beloved pet start to age towards their senior years, they will have different needs. Just as with humans, old age comes with a lot of challenges. They will need your support now more than ever.

So, first thigs first, do you know when your dog is
considered a senior pet? The way dogs age really depend on their breed. Large
breed dogs age faster – so a Great Dane will …

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Keeping Your Pets Sun Safe

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

While the longer days of summer are enjoyable for most pets (and humans), the heat can pose dangers to pets. Sunburn, heatstroke and burned paws are the more common hazards pets face during summer months. Skin cancer is also common in cats and dogs, even if their fur provides a layer of protection. 

Here are some tips to keep your pet safe while having fun under the sun:

Slap on some sunscreen …

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