Keep on top of fleas and ticks this summer with our top five tips for effective parasite prevention.
Seasonal Dog Advice
With the festive season now on the horizon, you might be planning a Christmas getaway, either to a winter wonderland or perhaps a break to the sun. A key undertaking when preparing for some time away is to arrange suitable care for your pets, to ensure they are safe and happy while you are apart.
Guy Fawkes Night is a source of great enjoyment for us humans. However, the RSPCA estimates that around 45% of all pets are afraid of fireworks. This time of year is difficult for some of our pets; make the next couple of weeks easier by following our bullet point guide for keeping pets happy and safe around Bonfire night.
Get your pet set for autumn! The changing of the seasons, complete with unsettled weather and temperatures, is challenging but exciting, and autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year to be outside with your dog. Check out these handy tips as the seasons change to help keep your pet happy and healthy.
Check your dog regularly throughout the summer for ticks, and especially after any significant time spent outside. Check around the neck, under the arms, between the toes and in your pets ears, and remove any you discover promptly. Ensure you wear gloves to protect yourself.
Fleas are the most common parasite to affect canines. There are over 2,000 species of flea worldwide, and many of these love to live on your dog! Approximately 95% of fleas host on mammals, with the remaining 5% living on birds. Fleas thrive in warm, moist environments and climates, making April – September in the UK an important time to protect your dog against fleas.