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Senior Pets

Just like humans, our pets will age… some more quickly than others. Larger breeds of dog tend to have shorter lives on average compared to smaller breeds. Different pets will show symptoms of aging more obviously compared to others, due to their personalities and - sadly - the level of pain they are experiencing. Because pets generally live for a shorter period of time compared to humans, their aging period will appear accelerated. As we get older, we modify our lives to ensure we age in a comfortable manner, we should do the same for our pets. Age is not [...]

Keeping your Pet Safe at Halloween

Halloween can be a really fun time for all the family, with lots of opportunities for dressing up and eating lots of lovely treats! It’s always fun to get involved in the spirit of the season, whilst making sure that our pets stay safe and happy during our celebrations. After all, they are part of the family, so it’s important that everyone enjoys the autumnal Halloween festivities. To help you make sure everyone enjoys the spooky fun, we’ve put together this blog to help you recognise some possible risks for pets, and to give you some things to consider from [...]

Why do we vaccinate our pets?

We vaccinate our pets to protect them against some of the most common, sinister diseases that can affect their species. This protection is in the form of immunity against a range of nasty viruses and bacteria, that will reduce the severity of disease - and in most cases, prevent them from catching it in the first place. There are ‘core’ vaccines which are generally regarded as necessary for all pets within the United Kingdom. There are also other vaccines which are optional extras to provide extra immunity to common diseases. We can recommend which, if any, extra vaccines are recommended [...]

The Importance of Dental Care

When it comes to teeth, most pets are very similar to humans in that they only have one set of adult teeth, so we must look after them. Pets use their jaws for so much more than eating, too - their teeth are used for grooming, playing and carrying objects. We brush our teeth daily, use mouthwashes and apply toothpaste which supports our gums. Our pets’ teeth require attention too! What is dental disease? There are many different degrees, severities and types of dental disease. It is much easier to prevent dental disease than to treat it. It is very [...]

Grooming Service

Regardless of the breed of your dog or the type of style you want, we will endeavour to meet your every requirement. The importance of pet grooming is especially significant as your pet gets older and may stop grooming themselves as frequently. All breeds and species of animals should groom themselves. It is a natural behaviour that all animals should do in an optimum, relaxed environment - or receive help with if needed. Why is it important for pets to be groomed? Shedding their coat – many breeds will naturally shed their coat as we move from winter into summer. [...]

How often does my dog need worming?

Dogs are, sadly, subject to a wide variety of unpleasant parasitic worms. These can cause weight loss, diarrhoea, stomach upsets, and even anaemia, liver or brain and eye disease in some cases. However, worms in the gut aren’t the only issue - lungworm is an increasing issue across the UK and Ireland. This worm causes difficulty breathing, blood clotting problems and may result in heart failure as well. It is vitally important that we control these parasites, in order to keep our pets (and our families!) safe. However, to do so, we need to understand their life cycles. We can [...]

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