You may have heard all about the latest craze in feeding our cats and dogs – the raw food diet. But what is it, why are people going nuts for it, and is it worth the hype? Let’s take a look.
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It’s officially the New Year, and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably ringing it in with a resolution or two! If getting fit and healthy is on your list for 2022, why not make your pet an accountability partner?
Veterinary care is advancing quickly with many vets holding certificates in specialist areas that just would not have been the case 10-15 years ago. With this increased knowledge in medical and surgical techniques, pets can be successfully treated for a wide variety of conditions that enable our pets to live longer, healthier lives.
Along with the advancement in specialist vets, come specialist referral centres that are now numerous across the country. As there is no animal NHS service, as pet owners we are responsible for funding their 'private' healthcare which incorporates preventative care, emergency care and ongoing treatment.
As our pets grow older, their needs and requirements begin to change. Predicting and recognising the signs of ageing can help you care for your pet, while maintaining their health and happiness. Here’s what to look for, and ways to make ageing more comfortable for your pet.
The positive correlation between pets and mental health is undeniable – countless studies have shown that pets can be a great source of comfort and motivation, and help us live mentally healthier lives. Our pets provide us with unconditional love and unwavering companionship, so it’s no wonder they have such a beneficial effect on our wellbeing!
According to a 2015 Harris Poll, 95% of pet owners think of their animal as a member of the family - no matter their age. Children, adolescents, adults, and seniors all find joy in their pets, so it makes sense that pets and our mental wellbeing go hand in hand.
Check out these 6 ways that pets can make us happier and healthier!
Ever wondered if your dog could be a blood donor? The answer is yes! And canine blood donors are in high demand.
Are your pets vaccinated? If you’re not sure – go ahead and check with your vet! Pet immunisations are extremely important as an animal owner as they can protect your pet from a host of illnesses. And August is National Immunisation Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to get educated!
It’s safe to say that separation anxiety is something all dog owners are familiar with. And recently, the frequency of anxious behaviours has become more notable in dogs - especially as many of us have been working from home this past year. While we begin to return to a “normal” way of life, our dogs may not be equipped to stay home on their own. It’s best for both you and your pup to kick negative reinforcement habits to the kerb, so you can introduce training for positive behaviours and responses.
As we enter the summer month of July (and finally get some warm weather!) we must remember and bring our attention to National Pet Hydration awareness month. As animal lovers, we care for the wellbeing and health of our pets and hydration is extremely important for your pets.