Every year many household pets fall ill or die after ingesting poisonous agents in the home. As dogs are less discerning than other animals about what they eat, they are the most frequent victims of accidental poisoning. However, many cats and rabbits also run into trouble and do a variety of other pets including birds […]
The pet lovers of the world can usually be split into two different camps: Dog people, and cat people. There are a small minority, of course, that bridge the divide and have furry companions from both species but broadly speaking people tend to prefer one over the other.
The Amazing Able – The Cat with Only Two Legs Residents of a street in Chiang Mai, Thailand were startled when they heard a very loud bang. It sounded like a bomb had exploded but following the noise there was no sign of an explosive device. It wasn’t until a week later that it became […]
Is Vaping Hazardous to Pets? Most smokers wish to kick their habit. Smoking is known to be extremely hazardous to health. So hazardous that half of all smokers will die prematurely as a result of their habit. To make matters worse, passive smoking is also dangerous and it isn’t only people who are affected. Pets […]
Second-hand Smoke is Killing Pets Not only are smokers risking their own health, they are also having a serious effect on the health of their pets. The chemicals in second-hand smoke are hazardous to the blood and organs of all pets including fish and increase their risk of developing cancer, lung disease and heart trouble. […]
The Pet Slimmer of the Year A Cavalier King Charles spaniel called Oscar has become The PDSA’s pet slimmer of the year. The dog had become morbidly obese after being fed roast dinners by his owner.
Laundry Pods – A Serious Menace to Pets Many household items, including detergents, are hazardous to pets. However, laundry detergents rarely appear on lists of toxic products but they really should. Many contain chemicals which are ionic and anionic surfactants. These can cause excessive drooling, vomiting or diarrhoea.
Pet Travel and Brexit Most of us would have regularly raised an eyebrow or two at the bureaucracy associated with the EU. There did seem to be an incessant stream of new rules and regulations regarding just about every aspect of our lives. Whilst the imposition of Europe wide regulations had its draw backs and […]
You never know if this Indian Summer will continue, however it is still important to ensure that you take the correct precautions to prevent your dog from suffering from heatstroke. This condition can be fatal, often happening if a dog is kept locked away in a house or a car without ventilation, shade or water. […]
Having your pet vaccinated is one of the most worthwhile things you can do for your pet. Vaccinations provide some reassurance that they wont pick up anything nasty when they are out and about roaming the street or out for their daily walk.
Whatever pet you might have, whether it is a dog, cat or rabbit, they will need to be groomed.