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  • 28th Jun 2022
    Just like with humans, proper bathing and grooming is vital for their health and well-being.Grooming your dog at home can be a cost-effective way to keep them looking and feeling their best.Brush Th… read more
  • Staying Safe In The Darker Hours
    12th Nov 2021
    High visibility clothing should be worn no matter what time of day at this time of year – after all the better you can be seen by others the safer you are likely to beNow that the clocks have gone bac… read more
  • Fireworks & Pets - Helping Them Cope
    26th Oct 2021
    Animals hearing, generally speaking is far more acute than humans. Loud noises such as those produced by fireworks – bangs and whistles, can cause actual pain in the ears of animals. It is for this re… read more
  • Probiotics For Dogs
    15th Oct 2021
    Probiotics – or good bacteria – are live organisms which live in your dogs gut. These beneficial bacteria play a number or roles which support your dogs’ general digestive health. This includes assist… read more
  • How to Take Care of Your Dogs Teeth
    25th Aug 2021
    How to Take Care of Your Dogs TeethOral hygiene is just as important for your pet as it is for you. Just the same as humans, if your dog’s teeth are not cleaned regularly, plaque will build up on the… read more
  • Separation anxiety with dogs post covid
    19th Aug 2021
    Back to work post Covid? Helping your pet cope with separation anxiety.Separation related behaviour – often known as separation anxiety – is behaviour which only happens when the pet is separated from… read more
  • Worms & Your Dog
    29th Jul 2021
    Worms & Your DogDogs can easily pick up worms without the owner even realising – it is important that these parasites are not ignored simply because you do not realise your animal has become infec… read more
  • Keeping dogs cool in the summer
    28th Jun 2019
    Dogs can quickly and fatally overheat not only are most of them covered in thick hair they also cannot sweat so to keep cool they must rely on panting and releasing heat through the pads on their paws… read more
  • New Frontline Plus
    26th Jul 2016
    Frontline Plus is a NEW double action flea treatment from Merial Animal Health. The same as Frontline Combo, which is still only available with a written veterinary prescription, Frontline Plus is ava… read more
  • Killer Dog Disease Hits UK
    18th Apr 2016
    An outbreak of Babesiosis in Harlow Essex has dog owners throughout the country concerned for well being of their dogs and has sparked fears that the deadly disease could spread throughout the country… read more
  • Joint Pain In Dogs & Cats
    25th Feb 2016
    How to ease joint pain in dogs and catsSigns that your pet is experiencing increased stiffness and joint pain include:Reluctance to walk, jump, or playLimpingLagging behind on walksDifficulty rising f… read more
  • Hurtta Owners Size Chart
    22nd Feb 2016
    Hurtta Size GuideMEASURING THE DOG1. The back length should be measured from the withers (not the collar) to the base of the tail, while the dog is standing in normal position.Hurtta Size GuideMEASURI… read more
  • Zylkene Fireworks and Pets Video
    18th Feb 2016
    From building dens to not scolding your pets. Loads of helpful advice for pet owners.Zylkene pet advice for fireworks. From building dens to not scolding your pets. Loads of helpful advice for pet own… read more
  • Understanding Cushings Disease
    18th Feb 2016
    UNDERSTANDING CUSHINGS DISEASE & SYNDROME IN DOGS and HORSES.These are conditions where excessive amounts of glucocorticoids are produced. Strictly speaking Cushing’s Disease is where a pituitary… read more
  • Understanding Thyroid Problems
    18th Feb 2016
    UNDERSTANDING THYROID PROBLEMS IN DOGS & CATSCats may suffer from over production of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) in later life. The signs of this include weight loss plus restlessness and a… read more
  • Arthritis In Dogs
    18th Feb 2016
    ARTHRITIS AND LOSS OF MOBILITY IN DOGSCanine arthritis is similar to osteo-arthritis in humans and can affect both mature and younger dogs. Joints become inflamed and painful which in turn leads to re… read more
  • Solving Flea & Tick Problems
    17th Feb 2016
    SOLVING FLEA & TICK PROBLEMSThe problem ?Millions of pounds are spent every year on insecticidal drops which apparently do not work although they are medicines fully licensed with governments thro… read more
  • Joint Supplements for Dogs and Horses
    11th Feb 2016
    Supplements are widely used when dogs or horses develop stiffness in their joints and a good supplement will help maintain healthy joints and freedom of movement. It may also delay the need for “presc… read more
  • New Hills Metabolic
    6th Jul 2013
    When dogs or cats are overweight this can lead to health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Arthritis can also be worsened by the inflammatory effects of obesity.While we control how much do… read more
  • How can I tell if my dog has worms?
    17th Jun 2013
    Worms are rarely passed in faeces. Occasionally tapeworm segments which look like grains of rice may be seen or roundworm which is a long white worm can be found in faeces. Eggs are commonly found in… read more
  • How can I tell if my dog or cat has fleas?
    13th Jun 2013
    Fleas can cause irritation where they bite and can make your cat or dog itchy. So look for signs of excessive grooming, such as licking or scratching. This can lead to sore, red skin which in turn can… read more
  • My dog does not have fleas
    11th Jun 2013
    “My dog does not have fleas”This was the indignant reaction from my sister in law when I mildly suggested that the collection of bites in the classic ‘flea bite cluster’ on my 3 year old sons leg coul… read more
  • The link between worms and fleas
    7th Jun 2013
    A lot of pet owners do not realise the link between fleas and worms but it is actually the flea that is the cause of most common tapeworm in both cats and dogs.While farm and country dogs may have a p… read more
  • New alert system on twitter for Parvo Virus
    6th Nov 2012
    A new alert system has been launched to inform veterinary professionals and dog owners of reported cases of parvo virus.@parvoalert by Virbac animal health is a twitter feed that displays the outcode… read more
  • Is Chocolate Harmful to Dogs
    5th Nov 2012
    As we approach the festive season Hyperdrug is warning owners against feeding dogs chocolate.It is not obesity that is the concern but one of the ingredients found in chocolate called theobremine whic… read more
  • 1st Sep 2012
    Q. My Vet has never offered me a prescription.A.Unfortunately this is not unusual despite the efforts of the Royal College ofVeterinary Surgeons to ensure Vets obey their legal & professional obli… read more
  • Solving flea problems
    1st Aug 2012
    Allergy to FleasIf your pet is still scratching after using flea drops they may have developed an allergy to flea dust which may last for months after the fleas have gone. Insecticides are not a treat… read more
  • Worming Pregnant Bitches
    30th Jul 2012
    Puppies are born with roundworms which even regular worming throughout their lives will not eliminate completely. Worms pass across the placenta from the bitch before pups are born as well as in the m… read more
  • Frontline Alternative
    27th Jul 2012
    The way the drug industry works is that when drugs are new, the drug company that developed them has a patent, that means that no one else can copy them and sell them. This is fair enough, the company… read more
  • Solving Flea & Tick Problems
    16th Feb 2012
    The problemMillions of pounds are spent every year on insecticidal flea drops which apparently do not work although they are medicines licensed with governments throughout the world.WHAT INGREDIENTS D… read more