TOP PET CARE TIPS

How to prevent against fleas

How to prevent against fleas Three signs that indicate your pet has fleas: Frequent scratching Tiny dark specks or small browny-black insects in your pet’s fur Mysterious bites on your own skin If in doubt, a good way to check for fleas is to groom your pet using a fine-toothed comb held over a white…

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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, cat and dog | the healthy pet club

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 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 1Once a tick is removed, it needs to be placed in a safe container, so…

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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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