Most animals that are born in a nest have an instinctive desire to move away from their nest/living area in order to relieve themselves. When learning to house train your new pup, it’s important to remember that dogs are ‘pre-programmed’ to want to go to the toilet away from their home/house. This provides a huge […]

Fleas are a very common parasite of dogs and they can make life miserable for your canine companion. These little insects feed on his blood and their bite will make him itchy. They also are the intermediate host for the common tapeworm, so if your dog has fleas, he’s very likely to have tapeworms too. […]

In most cases, there will be mild swelling and tenderness where the dog or cat was stung, usually on the face or paws, says Dr. Richieri, adding, “if it is swollen and a little puffy, it is a localized reaction to the sting.” To stop the venom from spreading, try to remove the stinger as […]

Pet owners are unwittingly giving their animals treats that contain the same level of calories as junk food like Big Macs and Dunkin Donuts. Many treats rival the calorie content of popular fast-food items for humans, whose recommended daily calorie intake is far higher, a study out today reveals. When matched by weight, Dreamies cat […]

A recent survey has revealed that almost three quarters (74%) of vets across the UK report a surge in dogs requiring medical attention after consuming harmful human food over Christmas, according to Direct Line Pet Insurance. The research also revealed that more than eight in 10 (86 per cent) have treated dogs for ingesting harmful human […]

Exposure to winters dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these are not the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. Says Dr. Louise Murray, Vice President of the […]

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