Tracheobronchitis - A Preventable Danger To Your Older Dog

Tracheobronchitis, commonly known as kennel cough, can affect any dog.  However, the disease is particularly dangerous for older dogs whose immune systems are not as efficient as they once were.  But what's so dangerous about kennel cough in older dogs and how can it be prevented? Kennel cough and older dogs Kennel cough is a highly infectious form of respiratory disease affecting dogs.  Older animals tend to have a less effective autoimmune system than their younger counterparts, making them less able to fight off the secondary effects of the disease, such as chest infections and pneumonia. Read More 

4 Ways to Stop Your Cat Waking You During the Night

Many cat owners like their cats to sleep in the same room as them, often in the bed. However, this can cause problems when your cat starts becoming your alarm clock – one that wakes you up whenever it likes. This can lead to sleep deprivation, and it's extremely frustrating to have to put up with. Luckily, you can follow these four tips to prevent it from happening. 1. Consider Another Cat Read More 

4 Foods That Are Poisonous To Your Dog

It can be tempting to share some of your food with your canine buddy, but a number of foods are actually poisonous to your dog. Yes, it's hard to ignore their adorable begging routine, but it's best for their health if you feed them only food that's been specially formulated for dogs. Here's an overview of four poisonous foods and what they can do to your dog: Allium Vegetables Your dog only needs to eat a small quantity of food from the allium vegetable family to experience a chemical reaction that affects their gastrointestinal tract and red blood cells. Read More 

Treating a diabetic episode in your cat

If you have a cat with diabetes, you'll know how important it can be to keep an eye on your cat's blood sugar. If you find your cat in a suspected diabetic coma here are the steps to take. Rub some powdered sugar If your cat is fitting or stiff, the first step is to try and rub some icing sugar into their gums. Gently pull back the lips to reveal the gums and lightly rub some sugar in. Read More 

Understanding the Importance of Vaccinating Your Dog

Do you know how often your dog should be vaccinated and why? It's easy to put off a trip to the vet surgery for booster shots or lose track of your dog's vaccination schedule, but the illnesses these vaccinations protect your dog from can cause them severe pain and even take their life. Puppies should be vaccinated when they are 6-8 weeks old, with a follow-up vaccination being administered at 12 weeks old. Read More