Travel tips

If you're travelling with your pet this summer, here are a few tips that will help things run smoothly. Ensure your pet is microchipped and the contact details are up-to-date – microchipping is FREE with the Healthy Pet Club Check that there is secure fencing at your accommodation, as well as access to dog-friendly areas…

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Hot Weather Tips

Hot Weather Tips To keep your dog, cat and other furry friends safe, in hot weather, it’s best to be prepared. Dehydration and Heat Stroke Pet dehydration and heat stroke are serious and not uncommon in the summer. Animals should always have fresh, clean water available – regardless of the weather – and owners should…

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Essential first aid for your pet

Do you know how to provide your pet with first aid if an emergency occurs? Here are a few tips to help you prepare for an unexpected pet health issue: Wounds If your pet sustains a wound, wash it with clean running water. If there is a lot of bleeding, apply pressure for at least…

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Summer dangers

Summer dangers The summer months can present a variety of hazards for our pets so it is important to be vigilant. Ticks One of the biggest summer dangers is ticks, especially if your pet likes being outside. Check your pet for ticks at least once a day; dogs are often more affected than cats, and…

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How to prevent against worms

Signs that your pet may have worms: Weight loss Dry and coarse fur Increased appetite Weakness Diarrhoea Scooting – pet dragging its bottom along the floor Obsessive cleaning of bottom Bloated stomach – normally only in severe cases How to prevent against worms: Have an effective worm preventative program Regularly use a flea treatment, as…

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How to Remove a Tick from your Pet

How to Remove a Tick from your Pet As well as using tweezers, there are some good products on the market designed specifically for safe tick removal. Ask your vet for further details on which one would be best for you and your pet. Step 1 Once a tick is removed, it needs to be…

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Has Your Dog Lost Some of his “Get Up and Go”?

Has Your Dog Lost Some of his “Get Up and Go”? As your dog gets older, even if he is generally in good spirits, you may notice changes in him: Not so bright or alert Gets out of breath quickly Less agile Spends more time sleeping Less enthusiastic to go for a walk Any of…

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Thyroid complaints

Thyroid complaints Hyperthyroidism – Cats Hyperthyroidism is the second most common condition of the older cat (10 years and older). Uniquely, all cats have 2 thyroid glands near their voicebox in their neck, which get bigger and produce large amounts of the thyroid hormone. This over production of thyroid hormone, which controls the body’s metabolic…

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Heart complaints

Heart complaints Heart Problems – General Animals with heart problems often cough due to a build up of fluid in the lungs and also because the heart often becomes enlarged due to disease and pushes on the windpipe. They often pant or breathe with their mouth open as this is a way of increasing the…

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