Up to 30% of pet rabbits develop conjunctivitis, otherwise known as weepy eye, commonly caused by a bacterial infection in your rabbit's eyes. Your rabbit's eyesight diminishes significantly and, without treatment, can lead to infection spread, or worse - develop an inflammatory disease.
To prevent dental disease, we suggest adopting a good habit by brushing your cat's teeth regularly. A healthy cat's teeth should be white, clean and free of any chipping or cracks.
Proper feline dental care, by brushing your cat's mouth, will minimise any dental problems you may have in the future. And just like humans, neglecting your cat's teeth can result in tooth decay, periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Instead of buying the usual supermarket or pet store treats, you can purchase specially formulated dental treats to prevent future feline dental concerns you may have.
Keep your cat happy by looking after your cats' mouth, teeth and gums!
Most people know that dogs need a balanced and nutritious diet. Most people also know that dogs can be fed treats as part of that diet.
As well as being a useful training aid, feeding your dog treats is a great way to bond with them, but how do you know the foods you are giving to your canine companion are safe for them to eat?
Many human foods are fine for dogs to eat, however, there are certain foods that are poisonous to dogs and could make your dog feel sick. In certain cases, human food can make them extremely unwell and lead to life-threatening emergencies such as kidney failure or the breakdown of your dog's digestive system.
Here are some common foods that are OK to feed to your dogs, and some that can be extremely dangerous.
When we get a pet, it can be a gratifying experience with them providing us hours of enjoyment every day. Certain types of pets can also allow our children to learn about nurturing and caring for others and teach them a new level of responsibility. One such pet perfect for this task is the humble hamster, which requires very little extra care.
As with all pets, there are certain health risks to be wary of, and some of these can impact your household, such as the dreaded flea. If you or your child own a hamster or are thinking of getting one, you may be wondering, can hamsters catch fleas? Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
If you’re anything like us, your house has seen plenty of dog toys come and go! From plush toys to squeaky toys and the good old chew toy finding the best dog toys for your dog or puppy can be challenging when are so many types and choices available.
Looking after your pet's health, especially your dog's health can be a challenge. As a responsible dog owner, it's essential to have at least a basic knowledge of what makes a healthy dog. A dog health checklist is a perfect way to understand what you need to do to keep your dog healthy because not all pets are the same!
We've combined our many years of experience in the pet care industry with expert advice to cover everything you need to know in a simple and easy dog health checklist. You can use this list to check the health of your puppy, adult dogs and older dogs.
Let's be honest; we all love our cats! Whether you have a cat that is your baby, or you love to spend time with the local shelter kitties, we all want them to be happy and healthy.
One of the best ways to help ensure they stay that way is by relieving stress. There are many ways for us humans to relieve stress: going out with friends, taking a bath, binge-watching our favourite shows on Netflix, or going to play a round of golf.
For our cats, their way of relieving stress is typically by taking a nap! While this may work for some, even the most laid-back cats can have times when they become overstressed.
So how do we help our cats to manage their stress, and what can we do to make our cat's environment a happy one, free from stressful situations?
Below is a list of things that cause stress for most cats and how we might provide stress relief for cats.
Keeping your pet healthy is a primary concern for many pet owners, cat parents included! Cat supplements can be a great way to support older cats and even kittens in various ways, from boosting your cat's immune system to helping with respiratory health and joint health.
If you're looking for tips on buying a cat supplement that can be put in your cat's food or used as a daily multivitamin, you're in the right place.
As Autumn arrives and the nights draw in, we approach a difficult time of year for some pet owners – firework season. Keeping pets calm can be tough, however, playing calming music for pets during fireworks displays can help to reduce their stress levels.
As the warm weather continues, so does flea activity.
During summer and into autumn, helped by humid and warm weather, flea eggs are hatching constantly and faster than ever. More eggs hatching means more fleas, and more fleas means more eggs to hatch!
Now is the time that those of you with keen eyes might see fleas on your cat or dog. Even if you can’t see the little critters, you may notice your pets scratching or nibbling at themselves more than usual. What if you’re not sure if your cat or dog has got fleas?
Did you know you can protect your dog from fleas, ticks and worms – all in one combined treatment?
Protecting your dog from internal and external parasites like flea infestation is a priority for all dog owners, and now it is more convenient and simpler than ever. There are a growing number of combined flea, tick and worm control treatments available which are available on our website.
Most people know that dogs need a balanced and nutritious diet. Most people also know that dogs can be fed treats as part of that diet. As well as being a useful training aid, feeding your dog treats is a great way to bond with them! But how do you know the foods you are giving to your canine companion are safe for them to eat?
Brushing your pet's teeth is a good habit routine. It is the best thing to look after your pets' mouth and teeth that is good for their overall health.
Considered yourself what happened and what you feel if you were never brushed your teeth. The same things happened with your pets.
If you look after your pets' mouths, teeth and gums, then your pet can get long-term benefits.
Beef cattle normally have the same diseases as dairy cattle. Many pest and disease-causing agents affect the cattle industry across the world.
Cattle disease can be found in many different forms from respiratory and neurological disorders that are common in both developing and under-developed countries.
Foot and mouth disease for example is a prevalent disease and is now all but eliminated from developed countries like the UK, North America, Central America, Australia and New Zealand. The rest of the world still faces these diseases.
In this post, we've shared a list of cattle diseases to be aware of so you can spot the clinical signs, quickly treat affected animals and keep your herd at optimum health.
Healthy joints are essential for a happy horse. Joint supplements are an important part of horse and pony care, especially as they get older. There are many different types of joint supplements on the market, so it can be tough to choose the best joint supplements for horses and ponies.
Electrolytes are minerals that horses need in their diet. They help the horse's body function properly, and they also help keep the horse healthy. Horses need electrolytes because they lose them through sweat.
When a horse sweats, it loses water and electrolytes. If the horse doesn't replace the electrolytes needed, it can become dehydrated which is known as electrolyte deficiency.
If you're a new dog owner or just new to the idea of dog feeding guidelines, you might be wondering what the best way to feed your puppy is. The answer to that question depends on a variety of factors, including the age and size of your dog and its activity level.
That said, there are some general rules that most experts agree on when it comes to a dog's diet.
Fasciola hepatica, or Liver Fluke, is a leaf-shaped, trematode parasite that lives in the bile ducts of the infected host, such as sheep, cattle or, under unusual circumstances, people.
The Harvest Mite (Trombicula Autumnails) is, as you might think, a species of mite that frequently infect hosts during the autumn, hence the name “Harvest”. They are attracted to warm-blooded animals, and a dog's body is the perfect place for them to live and breed.
Harvest Mites are very small, reddish-brown in colour, and can be difficult to see with the naked eye. They are parasites that attach themselves to a dog's skin and feed on its blood. They can cause considerable itching and irritation, especially around the face, neck and ears.
Fleas are tiny little critters that live in the home environment. They’re dark brown, measure about 1 – 2mm, leap great distances and suck blood directly from their host as adults. You may notice the textbook signs of infestation your dog displays through itching or biting the infected area.
There are many different species of flea, for cats, rabbits and even humans, but dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis)are the most common. It is thought that up to 95% of fleas live in the environment, meaning re-infection is likely to occur if the home is not treated in addition to treating your pet.
Ticks are tiny arachnids which form part of a superorder of parasites, along with Mites, they form the sub-class of Acari.
Ticks, typically 3 to 5mm long, are external parasites. They grow and survive by feeding on mammals like birds, dogs or humans. In the UK, Tick distribution is thought to have expanded by 17% in the last decade alone, and researchers believe that up to one third of UK dogs are carrying ticks.
Once they’ve found the appropriate host, Ticks will attach themselves the victim using a pair of claws on each of their appendages. Depending on the stage in their lifecycle, Ticks will spend different lengths of time sucking blood from their host.
Intestinal worms are creepy, gross and dangerous but, thankfully, preventable.
It is the duty of all responsible pet owners to make sure they recognise the warning signs and promptly treat their pet for worms to reduce serious health risks. Dogs of all ages can pick up worms from contaminated soil, faeces or by ingesting infected fleas. As an owner, if you find your dog is a host for any of the five most common intestinal worms, you can reasonably suspect that they may also be carrying fleas.
Osteoarthritis is not exclusive to dogs, its textbook signs and symptoms can be seen in people too. The cartilage in the affected joints becomes worn down or damaged, the synovial fluid loses its lubrication, and movement becomes less smooth which leads to friction between bone surfaces. In time, new bone forms around the joint, making it stiffer and further limiting the movement causing joint pain.
About 1 in 5 dogs are affected by arthritis and osteoarthritis. Certain breeds are more disposed than others, Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds, for example. Certain lifestyles too can negatively affect the likelihood of old-age arthritis in dogs, obesity being the prime example.
That is why it is so important for owners to exercise their dogs, ensure they are at a suitable weight and always be on the lookout for changes in their dog's mobility and posture.
As a pet owner, you want to do everything in your power to make sure that your furry friend is healthy and happy. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the dangers that fleas can pose to your rabbit.
Every dog owner knows that ticks and fleas are bad news for their canine friend. Without regular care, your canine can immediately become infested with these bugs, which can bite and transmit the sickness to your pooch and your family.
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