Read our blogs and current news from around the world relating to cats and dogs!

A dog laying in a garden chewing on some grass

Why do dogs eat grass?

6th November, 2020

One of the more common behaviours pet parents can encounter is their pup’s habit of eating grass. We tend to associate our canine chums with wolfing down meaty treats and biscuits rather than munching on the lawn!...

French bulldog and pug

Flat-faced dogs are less healthy than other dogs, study finds

4th November, 2020

The popularity of many flat-faced dog breeds — including Chihuahuas, pugs, French bulldogs and British bulldogs — has risen dramatically in recent years, but new research shows that they can face a variety of health issues....

A ginger tabby ca sneezing

Why is my cat sneezing?

2nd November, 2020

Pet insurance is the ideal way to calm any fears but having an insight into some common health issues is also key. One sign of potential trouble can be sneezing. If you’ve noticed your kitty is sneezing a lot more than usual, read on to find out some of the possible reasons why....

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Top tips for our four-legged friends on Bonfire Night

29th October, 2020

Fireworks can be the cause of a lot of stress for our furry friends. Planning and following our top tips, can help firework fears become less stressful for all involved....

Parvovirus – information for owners

Parvovirus – information for owners

28th October, 2020

Parvovirus (‘parvo’) is a highly contagious virus that causes severe diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and dehydration. It causes terrible suffering and without treatment it’s often fatal. Fortunately, you can protect your pet by regularly vaccinating them against parvovirus....

A train pulled up to a busy station

How to travel with your dog on a train

27th October, 2020

One of the fastest and most efficient ways to travel is by rail, but is it possible for your dog to accompany you on the train? And how do you make the journey as stress free as possible for you, your dog and other passengers?...

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Fireworks: How to keep your pets calm

27th October, 2020

Vets are urging owners to take steps to minimise distress for their pets ahead of traditional fireworks dates such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali and New Year’s Eve....

A sad looking dog laying down with its chin on the floor recovering from surgery

How to care for a dog with stitches

23rd October, 2020

Whether your dog has undergone major or minor surgery, nursing them back to health is a big challenge for any owner. Fortunately, with just a little preparation and a bit of helpful information, caring for your dog’s stitches should be stress free....

A dog on a vet table being inspected with its owner and family surrounding

What is xylitol poisoning in dogs?

22nd October, 2020

Few of us can resist treating our dogs, but some foods we enjoy can be harmful to pets. It's important to know what they are, or you might end up taking an unscheduled (not to mention expensive) trip to the vet....