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Is My Dog Pregnant?: The Signs and Symptoms of Canine Pregnancy

signs and symptoms of canine pregnancy

There comes a time when many-a-worried dog owner may have to ask, “Is my dog pregnant?”. You might think the answer is a simple yes or no, but unlike humans, it can be difficult to gauge whether a dog is pregnant until the final few days of the pregnancy! Typically, canine gestation is around 60-63 days long, beginning on the ... Read More »

Dealing with Worms in Horses: Manage, Test, Plan, Dose

worms in horses

If you’re a horse owner, there is no doubt that you have at some point had to deal with the menace that are worms. Dealing with worms in horses doesn’t have to be difficult and that is where Pfizer comes in. In time for the 2012 worming season, they released a new website detailing a four point plan that allows ... Read More »

The Dangers of Ticks and Fleas

dog scratching

Fleas and Ticks can be a serious problem for dogs, especially during the summer months. Many pet owners regard these parasites as a nuisance but some are unaware of the potentially very serious illnesses that can arise from the bites of these pests. There are some potentially very nasty consequences from tick bites such as Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. Even ... Read More »

Top Tips for Keeping Your Cat in Good Health

blue eyed cat

A responsible cat owner will not only ensure that their cat is regularly vaccinated, neutered and treated for worms and fleas by their trusted vet, they will take care of their general health at home too. Humans have GPs and hospitals to turn to if we get ill or to check whether our bodies are working as they should by ... Read More »

Nutritional Requirements for your Pregnant Dog and How to Ensure they’re Staying Healthy

nutritional requirements pregnant dog

Pregnant dogs require very different nutritional needs than normal dogs and it’s important to educate yourself on them, if you plan on becoming a breeder or if your pet has fallen pregnant by chance. The stages a female canine goes through is very stressful on her and her body and will require certain steps and proper care for her journey ... Read More »

Do Hypoallergenic Dogs Really Exist?

hypoallergenic poodle

Pet allergy is fairly common, affecting between 15 and 30 per cent of people with allergies such as asthma. Cats and dogs shed a material called dander from their skin and hair. Dander contains allergens that have been secreted into the animal’s sweat, saliva or urine and it readily becomes airborne, so it can be inhaled by and trigger an ... Read More »

Arthritis in Dogs


‘Arthritis’ simply means inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is when the protective cartilage or synovial fluid in the joints breaks down. There is no cure for arthritis, but you can help to manage it. Some affected areas include the hips, kneecaps, wrists, shoulders, neck and elbows. Some breeds are more susceptible to arthritis than others. Most cases of arthritis in dogs simply ... Read More »

Diarrhea in Dogs


Diarrhea in dogs is not uncommon. Most dogs, at least once in their life, will have a bout of diarrhea for one reason or another. Diarrhea is a passage of loose, unformed feces. Normal feces contains no mucous, undigested food or blood. Food takes around 8 hours to pass through a dog’s small intestines. If your dog has diarrhea, normally ... Read More »

The Facts About Feline Eyesight


From domesticated cats to ferocious cats in the wild, we take a look at how our feline friends see at night and during the day. Cats are predators, meaning they have evolved through thousands of years to be good at hunting down prey. Although you may think Cuddles is just a cute member of the family, never forget that a ... Read More »

Pancreatitis in Dogs


The pancreas is a digestive gland that helps to digest food and regulate blood sugar levels. When the pancreas becomes overworked, it may lead to pancreatitis. Pancreatitis in dogs may be acute or severe, and the symptoms of pancreatitis may vary depending on the severity of the infection. The main causes of dog pancreatitis include: - Diseases such as hypercalcemia ... Read More »