Archive

June 2014

25/06/2014

Moving House With Your Pet

Moving home can be a stressful time for us, and most people forget how stressful it can be for your cat or dog. Pets become attached to their territory as they feel safe and secure when they are there, so when they are uprooted and placed in a home that is unknown to them, it can cause issues and behavioural changes. It is important to give your cat or dog care and attention when moving to ensure they feel safe and secure. There are a number of simple steps that... Read More

12/06/2014

John The Vet: Itchy Skin & Your Pets

At this time of year I have lots of calls regarding itchy dogs. Certain breeds such as Westies are particularly prone to becoming itchy at this time of year due to seasonal allergies. Dogs can be have itchy skin for a variety of reasons. Causes include allergies to food or something in the environment, mites, infections or another cause. Several dogs appear sensitive to pollens at this time of year and with long term allergic skin problems, the skin itself will also changes colour. Instead of being pink, a black... Read More