Pet Care Blog

Nail Trimming 101

Six steps for nail trimming at home: Be prepared - get all of your equipment ready first, including some of your pet's favourite treats! It is easier to have your pet in a sitting or lying down position. Cat's might feel safer wrapped in a towel. Hold your pet's paw...

Is your pet overweight?

The best way to tell if you pet is overweight is to take a good look at them! Here's how ... Peer down on your pet from above. An overweight pet will have lost definition of their waist Instead of an hourglass figure they might look a bit rotund and may even resemble...

The Grain-Free Debate

Many people assume that grain-free diets are 'more natural' and carbohydrate-free. They also have the conception that grain-free diets are less likely to cause allergies. But none of this is true! There has been no scientific evidence to prove that grain-free diets...

Not all pet foods are the same.

When it comes to feeding your pet, we know that it can get pretty confusing with the overwhelming number of choices out there. You may have also noticed that many pet food manufacturers promote their food as being 'superior' for containing 'all-natural ingredients'....

Making Your Home Arthritis Friendly

To help your arthritic pet live a comfortable life there are a few things you can do at home: Our number one tip is to keep your pet’s weight in a healthy range to reduce the load on the joint. If your pet is carrying even just 10% more bodyweight than is ideal they...

The Many Ways We Can Treat Arthritis

If your pet has been diagnosed with arthritis don't despair! There are multiple ways we can treat the disease and help your pet a more comfortable life. It is also important to note that arthritis can strike at any age. We have patients as young as 1-3years old who...

The Subtle Signs of Arthritis

Our pets are more likely to feel the effects of arthritis during the colder weather. Most of the signs of arthritis are subtle and you may not even realise your pet is in pain. Arthritis is caused by the loss of the smooth cartilage that covers the bones at the end of...

Lenno’s Arthritis

Last month we introduced you to Lenno. He had recently been diagnosed with dry eye and had commenced on some eye medication to help improve his tear production. We are pleased to say that he has responded well to the medication and his eyes are improving. He will need...

Hip Dysplasia

We usually think of arthritis as an “old dog” disease - and it usually does tend to affect our pets as they get older. But there are some conditions that can happen in younger dogs which can lead to early-onset joint disease, and knowing if your pet is at risk is the...

Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

About 1 in 3 cats will Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in their lifetime. Whilst the kidneys damage can be caused by infections, toxins and immune mediated problems, the most common form of CKD will be related to an ageing kidney. Each kidney is made up of nephrons which...

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