30 March 2017
Horses are some of the most resilient creatures you can invest in, making them a great addition to your home or ranch. Nevertheless, if your horse is being over exerted or is becoming overweight, it becomes susceptible to developing laminitis. Your horse's foot comprises an outer horny layer and an inner soft layer. This inner layer is known as the laminate, and it becomes affected if blood flow has been restricted to this area.
29 November 2016
Pugs are a popular small breed of companion dog. Even though they are short-coated, you should still groom your pug regularly to help keep his coat in good condition. It's a good idea to ask your local mobile dog grooming service to give your pet a thorough, professional treatment once in a while. Meanwhile, here's a quick overview on a weekly grooming routine for your pug. What you'll need soft brush coat rake cotton wool balls baby wipes How to do it
25 May 2016
There are several reasons why an animal surgeon may need to pull one or more of your cat's teeth. Stomatitis, infection, and gingivitis can all result in the need for extraction; in some cases, an extraction of all teeth will be required. Cats often adapt to the change better than owners expect, but there are still some vital things to do to make sure your kitty recovers properly and doesn't experience too much pain.
6 January 2016
You might be thinking about adopting or buying a cat, but have you ever taken the time to consider fostering? You'll bring a cat that would have gone to a shelter into your home instead, providing a temporary refuge before they can be permanently adopted. It might not be something you've previously thought about, but it comes with a number of benefits. 1. A Paw in the Water Adopting a cat is a big commitment.
17 December 2015
'Walking dandruff' is a common condition in pet rabbits, yet a surprising number of owners have never heard of it, and they don't recognise that there's a problem until their pet is in discomfort. So, what is 'walking dandruff' and how can regular visits to your vet clinic help to prevent it? What is 'walking dandruff'? 'Walking dandruff' is the common name given to an ear mite infestation in rabbits. The problem is caused by a parasite called, Psoroptes cuniculiis.
17 December 2015
Impacted or blocked anal glands are an unpleasant and painful problem that afflicts many dogs at some point in their lives. But what causes the condition, how can you recognise it and what can your vet clinic do to help? Read on to find out more. What caused impacted anal glands? Your dog's anal glands are small sacs situated on either side of his anal opening. Their function is to produce a thick, oily secretion that's used by dogs for territory marking and identification.
17 December 2015
It can be hard to leave a child behind when you go on holiday, particularly if they're young. This feeling can certainly extend to any "children" you might have that are of the four-legged variety. Boarding a kitten comes with a different set of responsibilities and things to be aware of than if you were boarding an adult cat. So if you need to go away for a while and leave your kitten behind, what are some of the things you need to be aware of?
16 December 2015
If you have a cat that is very sensitive and tends to react badly to any changes in your environment, it can be a huge load on you as pet owner. If you are looking for ways to help your cat feel calmer, here are some tips. Give them a safe space Cats are naturally hunters and as such have a strong fight or flight response. They can often be worried that they might be attacked, and this can be exacerbated by having multiple cats or other pets in a single home.