Final Call for Microchipping

With only a few days to go until the new laws governing the microchipping of dogs in England, we have been flat-out implanting microchips in preparation. The new law comes into force on 6 April. After that date, it will be an offence to own a dog that does not have a...

Self-medication

Recent figures suggest that nearly 10% of owners may have given human medical products to their pets within the last year. The potentially toxic products were administered for complaints ranging from cut paws and insect bites to nettle stings and coughing episodes....

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid glands) is a very common disorder of older cats caused by an increase in production of thyroid hormones from the thyroid glands, which are situated in the neck. Thyroid hormones regulate many body processes and when too much hormone...

Introducing The New Puppy

Introducing a new puppy at home is an exciting time for all the family. Puppies are time consuming when they are young. It is important to set out the ground rules and establish the routine you wish to maintain throughout your dog’s life and that takes time and...