Dental care for dogs

Dental care for dogs Why is Dental Health Important? Dogs and cats can develop dental problems at any age and many over six years of age have some degree of dental disease. Dental disease can be put into 3 categories: Gingivitis Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. You can easily see this by the increase…

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Advice on neutering your dog

Advice on neutering your dog Males There are several advantages to having your male dog castrated. This can be done from six months of age. The benefits can be behavioural as well as physiological. Some castrated males can become more content and less interested in chatting up the females! They are less likely to get…

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Microchipping your dog

Microchipping your dog From 6 April 2016 all dogs in England, Wales and Scotland must be microchipped by Law. The Regulations will be enforced by local authorities, police constables, community support officers and any other person which the Secretary of State may authorise to act as an enforcer of the regulations. Losing your dog is…

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Prevent your Dog from Becoming Overweight

All dogs need regular exercise; it keeps them fit, burns energy, keeps their mind stimulated and allows them to interact with other dogs. Walking a dog is also one of the greatest pleasures of owning a dog and will help to keep you fit too. However, one in five dog owners do not give their…

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Atopica

Atopica Canine Atopic Dermatitis Have you noticed your dog excessively rubbing at his face, shaking his head and ears, chewing and gnawing at his paws and generally scratching? If so, he may have a skin condition for which there are a number of possible causes. The most common causes of your dog’s discomfort are likely…

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Vaccinating your rabbit

Vaccinating your rabbit The Importance of Vaccinations At the Healthy Pet Club we believe that ‘prevention is better than cure' and just like dogs and cats, rabbits also need vaccinations against infectious diseases they are at risk from. This also provides a valuable opportunity for your rabbit to have a health check with one of…

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Vaccinating your Cat

Vaccinating your Cat The Importance of Vaccinations There is no specific treatment for most of the viruses that affect our pets today and we at the Healthy Pet Club believe that ‘prevention is better than cure'. Cat flu is still a very common disease, and sadly we also often see cats that have been infected…

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Worm control in dogs

Worms Pets are easily at risk of attracting different worms such as roundworms, tapeworms and lungworms. They can pick them up in a number of ways – from other infected animals, from their mother if she is infected while pregnant, or from eating worm eggs in infected faeces, urine or grass. Roundworms Very common in…

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Flea control

Flea control Do you know that just 5% of fleas live as adults on pets? The other 95% of flea population lives in the home. Adult fleas lay their eggs on the dog within a few days of their first blood meal. These eggs are non-sticky and will drop off onto surrounding carpets and bedding…

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