So you’ve made that life-changing, momentous decision. You’ve had the epiphany moment and a new puppy or kitten is what’s currently missing from your life. So where do you start looking for a new puppy or kitten? (more…)
Our habit of overindulging over the festive season can leave waistlines bulging and heads pounding, but Christmas and New Year can leave a gauntlet of tasty but potentially toxic festive foods within reach of the nation’s pets. (more…)
Your cat can be a strange pet at times. Have you ever wondered why they love hiding in boxes? Why do they always knead soft objects? Cat behaviours can just seem so perplexing.
What exactly is your cat thinking?
In temperate climates, as the day-length shortens in autumn, certain species of tortoise will instinctively reduce or halt their food intake in preparation for hibernation. In years gone by, to hibernate a tortoise was relatively risky with large numbers dying, mainly due to freezing temperatures or dehydration. There are many simple steps a tortoise owner can take to improve the chance of their pet hibernating safely. (more…)
Bonfire Night in the UK is a dreaded time of year for the nation’s pets and their owners. It is estimated that 45 percent of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks. These signs can range from seemingly mild and inoffensive behavioural changes to more severe or destructive behavioural evidence of fear. (more…)
As autumn draws in, it’s nearly that dreaded time of year again for the animals of the United Kingdom, Bonfire Night. To you and me, the 5th November celebrates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliament. To many pets and pet owners, it is an extremely challenging, panic-inducing time. (more…)
This morning the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the traffic lights seem to all be on green as I make my way to Two By Two Veterinary Centre. I’m smiling to myself thinking that today is the day I can make a little girl supremely happy as her beloved cat who went missing three weeks ago is reunited with her and the family due to the presence of a microchip implant. (more…)
It’s 10.30pm and as I’m sitting on the sofa contemplating whether it’s late enough to warrant turning in for the night, the Two By Two Veterinary Centre on-call phone (affectionately known as the ticking time bomb) starts to chime in my pocket. (more…)