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12 Tips for Lowering the Risk of Laminitis in Horses

Laminitis is an inflammatory condition that affects a horse’s hooves. The condition causes intense pain and tissue destruction that often result in the horse’s death.

A Flea-ting Moment!

Thankfully, ridding your pet of fleas is a lot easier than it used to be and there is now a large range of 'state of the art' products available which are effective and safe.

Allergic Dermatitis (Atopy) In Pets

Atopy or Atopic Dermatitis is one of the most common forms of allergic skin disease in dogs, brought on by seasonal pollen and other airborne allergens.While humans tend to get hay fever, dogs present with itchy skin or ear problems. Cats may suffer from the condition, too.

If there is one message that owners miss more than any other it is when a dog or cat is feeling pain. A frequently under-recognised, pain-inducing condition in dogs and cats is osteoarthritis.

Canine Parvovirus Infection

Of all the viral diseases that a dog can be plagued by, Canine Parvovirus (or "parvo") is one of the most dangerous.

FAQs on Tick Control

Ticks can be a deadly menace and affect many species. Here are answers to some of the most common questions pet owners have about tick control.

Grass Seeds: a Summer Concern for Livestock and Dogs

Grass seeds affect cattle and dogs, but are a particular problem in sheep. The seeds ruin fleeces and skin, cause eye and ear problems and can even penetrate muscle.

Holiday Care For Pets

Holiday plans can be more complicated when you have pets. Will you take your pets with you or leave them behind? How will you travel? Where will they stay? You should get organised well before it's time to go on your break.

Making a Home for Your Small Pet

Be prepared with the right cage before you bring home your new guinea pig, mouse or rat.

Portly Pets

Podgy pooches and portly puss-cats are in plague proportions! Our pets are not only living in the lap of luxury, they are lapping up the luxe life and getting fatter in the process.