Archive

April 2016

25/04/2016

How Canine Hydrotherapy Can Help Your Dog

By Georgia Owen The use of Hydrotherapy in the therapeutic treatment of muscular trauma and degeneration can be used in conjunction with veterinary treatment to significantly improve the quality and rate of healing following surgery, injury or general ailments. Hydrotherapy can also be beneficial for young growing dogs that have been diagnosed with developmental conditions and wish to keep them at bay for as long as possible. Hydrotherapy has specific therapeutic effects on body tissues, these include: Relief of pain, swelling & stiffness Muscle strengthening and maintenance Alleviating muscle spasm... Read More

20/04/2016

Nail Care Tips For Dog Owners

It can be a daunting task, cutting your pet’s nails. Some will happily let you do it, while others will wriggle and get very stressed. You can take your pets to the vets or a groomer to help keep on top of those nails, but some pet owners choose to take care of the matter themselves. While this is perfectly fine to do, it is always recommended that you speak to a vet first, who will be able to give you the right information so that you do it correctly,... Read More

12/04/2016

Does Your Cat Suffer From Hairballs?

  Cats spend an awful lot of time grooming, up to 25% of their waking hours!! Due to the rough ‘brush-like’ surface of their tongues they are very effective groomers although they can ingest a large amount of hair daily. The hair generally passes through the digestive system into the faeces, however some hair can collect and clump together in the stomach and reach a size that is too large to pass into the intestine causing the animal to hack and/or retch until it vomits up the hairball. The hair... Read More