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Now that the weather is finally warming up for Summer, we need to be careful that our furry friends don’t over-exert themselves in the heat. Dehydration and unexpected warm weather can spell disaster for your companions; it’s not uncommon for pets to visit us with heatstroke. Heatstroke is very common in dogs, particularly in the brachycephalic (‘squashed face’) breeds as they have more difficulty in oxygenating themselves properly when they exercise, however, all dogs are at risk. Unlike humans, dogs do not sweat from their skin and instead rely on panting to reduce their body temperature. On hot days, if panting...

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Worried about your pet's vaccinations? Is your vet still open and how do you get to see them? What is the current advice on pet neutering? As the lockdown continues, we thought we would update you on how the vet services have changed since the recent Government update about the lockdown. Vaccinations Over the past few months, many pets have patiently been waiting to get their vaccinations up to date or begin their primary course of vaccinations. Visits to the surgery should only be made if essential, however, there are certain circumstances when vets are allowed to administer a vaccine: Primary vaccination...

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Worried about getting your pet groomed? Considering getting a puppy but not sure of the rules? Wondering if you can start puppy training soon? Following the Government's recent updates to lockdown regulations, we have summarised the new guidelines on how pet services have been affected or changed. Groomers Grooming services if possible should be delayed to avoid necessary human contact and protect public health. Many groomers can maintain contact with clients remotely and offer to them about their pet’s coat. If visiting the groomer is necessary, you must book an appointment to ensure that social distancing can be accommodated. If...

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No matter the category a pet falls into, we shouldn't wait for trouble to rear its head before taking action. Check out our flea, tick and worm products for cats Check out our flea, tick and worm products for dogs Stay safe and itch-free!

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Can pets spread Covid-19? Are there any medicines shortages? Can my cat go outdoors? Get answers to all your questions...

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