The New Year Resolution

With the New Year comes the traditional raft of New Year resolutions…. Stop Smoking, Cut out Alcohol, Take more Exercise, See more of your Friends or Family…….while these may all be admirable ambitions for 2016, how often have you heard these promises  made and then...

Family Christmas

Having the pets around on Christmas day can make a family Christmas complete. I love nothing better than watching a family movie after Christmas Dinner with my family on the sofa and my 3 dogs at my feet. It is great to involve the family pet in the Christmas...

Storm Desmond

With further torrential rain lashing the area over the last few days, it seems as though the wet weather will never end. While most of us can seek shelter indoors, spare a thought for livestock who have to endure the brunt of all that the weather can throw at them....

Assured Breeder Scheme

The Paterson household has become noticeably quieter in the last week. Two months ago, we had 2 litters of puppies from the 2 youngest of our 3 Labradors. With Blossom, our Chocolate Labrador having 11 puppies in her final litter, and Fennel (Blossom’s puppy from 2...

Microchip Final Countdown

With only 4 months to go until the microchipping of dogs becomes compulsory across the UK, the majority of vets in Yorkshire estimate that at more than 25% of dogs are still not microchipped. This shocking statistic shows that there is still work to be done to get the...