How Can I Help My Dog Lose Weight?

How Can I Help My Dog Lose Weight?

Obesity is a growing problem in our pet dogs and is a major health concern. Some of the conditions that can occur as a result of excess weight are heat intolerance, osteoarthritis and respiratory compromise all of which put significant stress on the body.  The good...
Tips For Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

Tips For Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

As it becomes increasingly popular to keep cats indoors, more and more owners are looking for ways to ensure that their felines have fun when they’re home alone. Here are a few suggestions for keeping them entertained (but remember, even the best set-up can’t compete...
Cooked Bones Dangerous For Dogs

Cooked Bones Dangerous For Dogs

Frankie is a 5 year old Dachshund who presented to Animal Emergency Service after her owner caught her with a chicken drumstick and she swallowed the bone. Frankie’s loving owner was concerned due to the size of the bone and Frankie’s tiny 3kg frame. Frankie was...
PET OBESITY AWARENESS

PET OBESITY AWARENESS

The importance of keeping your pet a healthy weight With winter finally finishing up, there is always a general consensus that the population always carries a few extra kilos come the end of the season, and in 2005, researchers from the School of Veterinary Science at...
Seizures and Your Pet

Seizures and Your Pet

What to do if your pet has a seizure: some useful tips and information. Seeing the furry friend you love have a seizure can be a very stressful and scary situation. It’s important not to try to restrain your pet, especially in the facial area, when they are having a...
Air Bags & Your Dog – Know The Risk

Air Bags & Your Dog – Know The Risk

Driving today I pulled up at the lights next to a car in which the front passenger was holding a happy little Jack Russell terrier on her knee, I doubt if she was at all aware of the danger of that situation. The problem – the Air Bag. Whilst air bags might look...