Category Archives: health

One In Three Pet Owners Have Been Alerted To Danger By Their Pet

One in three pet owners have been alerted to danger – by their furry friends, according to a study. Researchers who polled 2,000 pet owners found their animals have warned them of hazards including fires and carbon monoxide leaks. One … Continue reading

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The Most Common Pet Issues

By Dr Deepti Sharma BVSc MRCVS; a vet on Channel 4’s new series ‘Embarassing Pets’ People will often ask me what pet issues I see regularly. As a general rule in Veterinary Medicine, ‘common things are common’. This means that … Continue reading

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Timmy the Rescue Chihuahua Bounces Back After Surgery

Timmy the Chihuahua, who was rescued from a home with 37 other Chihuahuas, is fighting fit after surgery to his leg. Timmy the Chihuahua, who had a painful genetic condition which left him struggling to walk, has successfully undergone surgery … Continue reading

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Videos: Tips for Managing Stress in Your Dog

We all experience stress and anxiety at certain stages of our life, but not everyone appreciates that our four-legged family members are just as vulnerable to the effects of it as we are. Our dogs can’t express themselves by taking … Continue reading

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World-First Heart Surgery Saves Puppy’s Life

Surgeons from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have successfully carried out the surgical repair of a complex combination of heart defects in a dog.  The abnormalities required tricuspid valve repair surgery along with the repair for the common atrium. It … Continue reading

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The Soaring Cost of Veterinary Treatment

New research reveals the average cost of veterinary treatment for dogs and cats has risen by four per cent over the past year, with the average claim rising by £29, from £728 to £757. The overall cost of medical treatment … Continue reading

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Don’t Give a Dog a Bone!

PDSA issues BBQ warning after puppy undergoes emergency op after swallowing chicken bone… With temperatures set to soar this weekend, vet charity PDSA is bracing itself for an influx of emergencies – after saving a Staffie puppy who wolfed down … Continue reading

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How to Have a Happy Cat (or Dog!)

Pets bring us an unparalleled amount of love and affection, and ask for so little in return, but when our pets are miserable it can really take its toll on our emotional health and wellbeing. Whilst dogs are relatively easy … Continue reading

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Safe Washing Methods For A Clean and Content Horse

Owning a horse comes with an abundance of pleasure and joy; you have a best friend who soothes you and gives you the excitement of riding. You don’t like discussing the downfalls of having a horse, but it is important … Continue reading

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Beloved Terrier Praised for Supporting Son in Throes of Addiction

A Shropshire family has highlighted the invaluable support rescue dogs can give to people who are battling addictions. Tottie was born in 2003 and was the last of an abandoned litter of puppies to be homed by the Dogs Trust … Continue reading

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