Seasonal Dog Advice

Winter Pet Care Hints and Tips

Winter is now slowly setting in, and at this time of year, it is important we make appropriate provisions for our pets. Here is our selection of hints and tips for winter pet care.

Important Information about Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae, or Cyanobacteria, occurs in freshwater lakes and ponds worldwide. There are many types of Cyanobacteria, some of which produce toxins that are highly poisonous to mammals, and dogs in particular.

Holidays and Travelling with Your Dog

Travelling with pets can be a lot of fun, will give you more quality time with your dog, and can save on the expense of booking a kennel. There are however a number of precautions and measures to be considered for the safety and welfare of your dog when travelling.


How to Tackle Common Pet Allergens

It is an often-unknown fact that our pets can suffer from allergies as much as us humans. Just like people, when dogs or cats encounter a substance their body thinks is dangerous, an allergic reaction can occur, even if the offending allergen is completely harmless.

Important Information About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease was first recognised in1975, when there was a large outbreak in a town called Old Lyme in Connecticut. Lyme disease is a rare, chronic infection caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacteria that spreads between humans and other animals.

The Flea Cycle, and How it Can Affect Your Dog

Fleas are the most common parasite to affect canines. There are over 2,000 species of flea worldwide, and most of these love to live on your dog! Approximately 95% of fleas host on mammals, with the remaining 5% living on birds. Flea thrive in warm, moist environments and climates, making April – September in the UK prime time for flea infestations.

Dogs and the Jubilee Weekend

If you own a well-trained, calm dog, you should be fine taking them to a street party. It is best to keep your dog on a lead though, as there may be lots of young children around, and there will certainly be plenty of food. Also, if you attend a street party, remember that you are in a public place - even well trained dogs could wander off by mistake in the confusion of lots of food, noise and people.

Fleas and Ticks – Preparing Your Pet for Summer

Temperatures are steadily getting milder, and spring is now mostly definitely upon us. This is a great time of year to enjoy the weather and be more active outside with our dogs once again. Unfortunately however, the higher the mercury rises, the more important it is to protect your dog from fleas and ticks. We have had a particularly mild winter, and spring so far has also been fairly warm, so being proactive with this matter is particularly relevant at present.