It might be awkward to talk about it but obesity is a very common and dangerous threat to our pets' health. So why aren't we talking about it, and furthermore, how can we tackle it?
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A dog fight is something that nobody wants to witness and certainly not have their own dog involved in. To help reduce the risk of this happening, We Love Pets Branch Owner and former Vet Nurse, Sophie Baldwin explains what we need to know should this unfortunate incident occur.
In the absence of expert knowledge of canine nutrition, the average dog owner is left to their own interpretation of some confusing and vague listings of dog food ingredients. But what do we really know about what is in our pet food and should we trust the health claims we read on the packaging?
As we approach what is commonly tick season from March to November it is useful to know as dog owners where the most common species of tick are found in the UK . We have had such a wet winter that it is likely conditions will be very favourable for ticks once the weather starts to warm up this year. It is very difficult to limit the spread of tick borne disease due to the prevalence of wildlife (hedgehogs, foxes, deer, badgers, birds and small rodents) that will be out in places where we like to walk our dogs.
Neutering your male or spaying your female dog will go a long way to help with their health, happiness and make them easier to manage as part of the family in a home environment. You won't have hormones to contend with which can heavily influence a dog’s behaviour and the dog is able to approach life more calmly.
When it’s blowing a gale and freezing outside, our first thoughts for protecting our pets are to keep them warm but did you know about potentially lethal risks that lurk inside our own garages and driveways or a bit further afield on our local roads, pavements and puddles? We look at two common winter hazards pet owners should bear in mind.
We've all been out on a walk, or thought the dog is much too happy in the garden on their own, only to find them busy eating the lawn! But why do they do it?
As many pet owners will know, we are now entrenched in tick season. These pesky parasites are at their most active in the warmer weather from March to October, so now is the time to be extra vigilant and check your pet for ticks regularly. But what exactly are ticks, what should you look for and what do you do if you find one? Our resident vet nurse Sophie explains all...