Debbie Martin Martin
November 08, 2023
If you own a cat, you know that keeping your furry friend looking and feeling their best is all part of the job. Cat grooming might seem like a fancy affair but it's pretty straightforward if you know what you're doing.
First things first, let's talk about brushes. Cats are all unique and their fur comes in different shapes and sizes. For short-haired cats, a bristle brush can work wonders. Long-haired kitties might prefer a slicker brush to keep those tangles in check.
Now, how often should you brush your cat? Short-haired cats are usually okay with a once-a-week session, while long-haired cats might need a quick brush every day. It's all about knowing your cat's coat and keeping it in check.
November 02, 2023
It’s nearing that time of the year when we have to consider bonfire night and how our pets will react.
September 18, 2023
Keeping your pet's coat and skin in good condition is crucial for their overall health. Every pet's skin is different, just like us humans'. You can easily keep your dog looking and feeling happy and healthy by following a regular skin care regimen? and selecting the proper shampoo for their skin type.
Regular brushing is the first step in maintaining a healthy coat. It allows you to examine the skin on a regular basis and remove any dead hair and contaminants, stimulating the renewal of healthy hair.
To get the best results when bathing your dog, consider how frequently you should bathe them and what shampoo you should use; determine whether your dog has dry or greasy skin, and whether they are itchy or irritated.
Here are some tips for when you are bathing your dog:
September 13, 2023
As vets, we know how much people cherish their feline friends. You probably have an excellent oral hygiene routine for yourself, but does your cat?
It’s easy to overlook dental care but it plays a crucial role in your cat's overall well-being. Help to eradicate the risk of your cat having any dental problems by following these useful tips.
Why cat dental care is so important
Untreated dental problems can cause severe health issues. Bacteria can spread to organs and cause potentially life-threatening infections.
Dental problems can be prevalent in cats of all ages, from kittens to senior cats. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to gum inflammation, tooth decay, bad breath, and even tooth loss.
No one wants their cat to be in pain, and no one wants t
August 21, 2023
A flea will bite a dog, consume some of its blood, and then deposit small eggs in the dog's fur. These are then scattered around the house.
Fleas can survive for up to three months and lay hundreds or even thousands of eggs. The eggs will hatch into larvae, which will subsequently evolve into adult fleas ready to bite and lay more eggs.
This cycle will continue, and dwellings can quickly become infested with fleas, eggs, and larvae. Fleas can also transmit tapeworms.
Flea bites can be painful and unpleasant for both pets and people. Rashes and skin disorders in dogs can occur as a result of scratching. They can also be allergic to flea saliva, causing their skin to become inflamed and irritated. This can be quite upsetting for both the dog and the owner.
Fleas can also cause serious medical
August 01, 2023
There is a misconception that you only need to treat cats for fleas if they have them. However, you should treat your cat regularly to help prevent fleas. Treat your cat on the same day each month to ensure continuous coverage.
Fleas are an uncomfortable inconvenience but they can also cause serious health conditions if your cat becomes infested. These include tapeworm, anaemia and dermatitis to name a few common diseases caused by fleas.
A flea infestation can take over your home and be very difficult to get rid of. Fleas can also cause people to have unwanted health conditions too. Luckily, there are many effective treatments to help combat fleas on your cat and in your home.
We will look at how to spot your cat has fleas and the ways to prevent and get rid of the pesky parasites.
May 24, 2023
Summertime brings long, sunny days, and cats love to spend this time outdoors.
While it's delightful to see our feline friends soaking up the sun, it's important to be aware of the potential hazards that can jeopardise their safety during this warmer season. In this blog post, we will discuss essential measures to protect your beloved cat during the summer months.
Hydration and Heat Management
As temperatures rise, cats become more prone to dehydration. To prevent this, ensure your cat always has access to a bowl of fresh water. Hydration is crucial, especially on hot and sunny days. Additionally, if your cat has access to an outdoor pond, regularly check for algae growth as it can be toxic if consumed.
Never leave your cat alone in a parked car during the summer, the temperature inside a vehicle can escalate rapidly,
May 24, 2023
It’s getting to that time of the year again when we think about the safety of our pets throughout the warmer weather. As the scorching summer heat settles in, it's important to ensure the well-being of our beloved pets. Heatwaves can pose serious risks to their health and happiness. As responsible pet owners, it's crucial to take proactive measures to keep our furry friends safe and comfortable during these challenging times.
In this guide, we'll explore some essential tips to help you keep your pets cool, hydrated, and content during a UK heatwave.
Provide Fresh Water
Staying hydrated is key to your pet's well-being in hot weather, ensuring they have access to a constant supply of fresh, cool water. Consider placing multiple water bowls around your home and backyard, especially in shaded areas. You might also want to invest in a pet water fountain to entice them t
April 25, 2023
Over the years, dogs have become one of the most popular pets in the world, and this is for so many different reasons. Dogs offer a whole host of benefits for us as humans, like companionship, protection, exercise and socialisation. Read on to find out why it’s so important to walk your dog, not only for their physical health but for their mental health too.
Dogs are known for their loyalty, affection and deviation to their owners, which is why dogs are commonly known as a man’s best friend - and it’s so true!
Not only are we there to protect our beloved pets, but they are also great for protecting us, our homes and our families. No matter what breed of dog you have, they are instinctively protective, and their bark alone can protect your home from intruders.
Exercise & Socia
March 24, 2023
Pets really do have some powerful health benefits for us as humans, which can affect us both mentally and physically. Caring for a cat, dog, or any other animal can help relieve depression and anxiety, lower stress levels and also improve heart health.
In this blog, we talk about how owning a pet can help with your mental well-being and assist you in living a happier and healthier life.
How can a pet benefit your life?
Pets, especially dogs and cats can reduce our stress, anxiety and depression, as well as help to reduce loneliness. Not only can pets help with our mental well-being, but they can also improve our physical health, encouraging us to be more active therefore improving our cardiovascular activity.
Owning a pet can also really help children, allowing them to feel more secure, safe and active in