Vet Medic Blog


Support Your Dog’s Joints With Flexadin Advanced

While we all want our dogs to live full and active lives, sometimes age catches up with them. As your dog gets older you will notice they start to slow down, and even getting up off the floor can become a chore! Osteoarthritis is very common in dogs, and while there is no cure for it, it is a very manageable condition with the right medicine. Flexadin Advanced is a unique product for the support of the metabolism of joints in the case of osteoarthritis in dogs. These treats are... Read More


What Is Frontline Plus?

Frontline Plus is designed to provide long lasting protection from fleas and ticks, while also killing the eggs and larvae in the home which helps to combat flea infestations. This new double action treatment not only kills fleas and ticks on your dog, it also stops flea eggs from hatching and larvae developing in your home. By using Frontline Plus you can help protect your dog and home for up to 4 weeks from fleas and ticks. What is the difference between Frontline Plus and regular Frontline? Both products contain fipronil, but... Read More


How To Prepare For Flea Season This Summer

  Flea season is upon us once again, therefore it is vital you prepare your house and pet against flea infestations. If you’re a pet owner you can be certain that you will have a flea problem at least once in your pet’s lifetime. This is nothing to be ashamed about, as long as you do something to treat your animal before the problem becomes out of hand. Fleas can breed at an alarming rate so you need to be quick to act if you find fleas in your home.... Read More


The Feliway Friends FAQ

What pheromone is in Feliway Friends? The pheromone released by the Feliway Friends diffuser is the exact copy of the natural cat appeasing pheromone released by the mother cat’s mammary area during the nursing period. This appeasing pheromone helps maintain the cohesion between the kittens and their mother. Will Feliway Friends affect humans or other animals in my home? No. As pheromones are species-specific, the feline pheromone will affect only cats and will have no effect on humans or other pets. How long should I use Feliway Friends? The minimum... Read More


Enjoying Summer Safely With Pets Infographic

By Amber Kingsley Summer is a great time of the year but these warmer months can often be dangerous for dogs and cats. Much like being trapped in a hot car, pets can become victims of the heat in a variety of different ways that we may not realise. Pets and Pools If you’re fortunate to have a swimming pool, summer is a great time for taking a refreshing dip and sometimes our pets will join us for the plunge. But just like small children, animals need to be supervised... Read More


How To Stop Tension In Multi-Cat Households

Feliway is known for helping cats and kittens to naturally cope with stressful situations and help owners control unwanted cat behaviour. Not only will this provide a comfortable living space for your pet, but for you too. When a cat or kitten is seen rubbing its face against furniture or walls, it is marking its territory as safe and secure. It leaves a substance called the facial pheromone which is significant to a cat’s relaxation and reassurance. But what if you have multiple cats in your house? While most cats... Read More


A Helpful Guide To Veterinary Prescriptions

Use our handy guide to learn more about veterinary prescriptions and your rights when trying to obtain one! Veterinary medicines are classified into several categories, much the same as human medicines. Some are available through pet shops, some only through pharmacies and your vet, and some only on a prescription is written by your vet. If your animal requires a prescription medicine, the vets can be very pricey. But did you know that you can buy prescription medicines from us? We have put together this comprehensive guide to help you... Read More


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


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


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