Posts in Pet Welfare

The benefits of regular grooming

22 April, 2018

Why should you groom your pet at home – weekly? It is a pet owner’s responsibility to maintain good skin and coat condition for their pet. This includes regular brush... (more)

Grass seeds

22 April, 2018

Dogs with injuries caused by grass seeds is an extremely common seasonal problem. Breeds with hairy ears and hairy feet are more at risk if walked in meadows or woodlands where these grasses common... (more)

Bad breath

22 April, 2018

Most often, canine bad breath is caused by dental or gum disease, and certain dogs — particularly small ones — are especially prone to plaque and tartar. However, persistent bad breath ... (more)

Ticks

22 April, 2018

Ticks can be seen easily in your pets coat. They look like small spider-like, egg shaped creepy crawlies. They can attach anywhere on your pets skin. Ticks are usually picked up in w... (more)

Lumps and warts

22 April, 2018

Warts usually occur on the ageing skin of older dogs — as if the loss of hair and muscle strength weren’t enough for them to deal with! They can also be more of a problem in breeds that... (more)

Lice

22 April, 2018

Lice are parasites that live on the skin of an affected dog. They are actually a small insect that feeds by chewing on the skin of the dog or by sucking the blood, depending on the type of lou... (more)

Ear Infection

22 April, 2018

Any smell or discharge coming from your dogs ears is not normal. Pull your dogs ears back and look regularly for anything abnormal. Smell could be bacterial, fungal or ear mites... (more)

Skin conditions

22 April, 2018

Although most skin problems are not emergencies, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis so the condition can be treated. See your veterinarian if your dog is scratching or licking e... (more)

Anal glands

22 April, 2018

Dogs have Anal glands which are scenting glands, the two small pouches are on either side of their anus. They make a smelly, oily, brown fluid that dogs use to identify each other and mark their te... (more)

Matted coat

22 April, 2018

Matted fur can pull on your pets skin and damage it. It can pull the hair out by the roots and pull on the skin which will be uncomfortable for your pet. The skin is the biggest... (more)