Vet Medic Blog

01/05/2015

A Who’s Who Of The Most Popular Pets On The Net

The internet has had varying effects on the careers of stars in all corners of showbiz. Celebrity pets, though, have enjoyed more than their fair share of the limelight and the web has only aided their fame. Internet surfers seem to have an insatiable appetite for cute pictures of cats, humorous dogs and an assortment of more unusual animals. The pets of celebrities were perhaps the first to find fame on online forums and gossip sites. However, humans have since stepped aside to let pets take centre stage regardless of... Read More

30/03/2015

Everything You Need To Know About Worming Your Horse

If you are a horse owner, you will have heard about the dangers of parasitic worms.  However, if you don’t have a basic understanding of parasitic worms and how to treat them, it can be difficult to understand the full impact a worm infestation can have on your horse. To help you achieve a better understanding, we’ve answered common questions below. What are parasitic worms? A parasitic worm is a worm classified as a parasite. (A parasite is a disease-causing organism that lives on or in an animal and derives its nourishment... Read More

06/03/2015
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How to Treat Your Dog for Fleas and Ticks

Imagine having fleas and ticks rummaging around in your hair or over your skin. Not a nice thought, is it? It’s a very real problem for dogs, and the only thing they can do to combat it is to scratch and chew at themselves, which can lead to all kinds of health implications. It’s therefore up to us to treat them as best we can to reduce the chances of them getting fleas and ticks. Let’s take a look at each in turn… Fleas on dogs There are over 2,000... Read More

Treat your cat like a king or queen 30/01/2015

How to Treat Your Cat like a King or Queen

We all spoil our cats from time to time, as we do with any of our other pets, but some do a little bit more than that. Some people like to spoil them more than they spoil themselves or even their own children. Does that sound like you? Or do you just fancy reading about people who go the extra mile for their cat? Either way, here are some ways you can treat your kitty like a king or Queen Aromatherapy for cats People use aromatherapy to apparently aid healing... Read More

Kitten in a vet carrier 01/12/2014

How to Make Your Cats Vet Visits Less Stressful

Let’s face it: a visit to the doctor is stressful on us. Turn that doctor’s visit into a vet visit, then add the complication of getting your cat in their carrier. Mix in the added stress of other animals at a veterinary office. You have a recipe for one anxious time. Unfortunately, that recipe is also an excuse that many people use to skip that annual vet visit for their cats. The American Veterinary Medical Association survey of 50,000 households showed that 44.9% didn’t take their cats to the vet... Read More

28/11/2014

How can you Help a Cat this Christmas?

Cats are such an important part of the lives of so many of us, and the festive period is such a good time to make a difference in their lives. If you’re passionate about cats and are interested in learning ways in which you can transform the life of one this Christmas, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of just some of the ways in which you can make an enormous difference to a feline friend. Volunteer your time at a shelter You can volunteer your time and services... Read More

21/11/2014

What To Do If Your Cat Has Ingested Something Poisonous

Cats can be notoriously fussy when it comes to what they like to eat, so many people think that it’s uncommon for them to ingest something poisonous, especially in comparison to dogs. However, due to the curious nature of cats and their hunting instincts, it’s unfortunately not as uncommon as you’d think. How can a cat become poisoned? Cats can be poisoned from a number of factors, whether it’s physically eating something that contains harmful toxins that upset their digestive system, or whether it’s from something getting on their coat... Read More

17/11/2014

Cat Treats vs Poison – A Pet Health Infographic

You know how it is: Your cat does those blinking, loving eyes. Pawing at you while you eat. If they could talk, they’d be complimenting your culinary skills. ‘I love the way you’ve combined the colours in your dish, there.’ Tiddles purrs. You thank Tiddles. You are happy because you’ve been working hard on presentation recently. You’re so happy that Tiddles gets a nice juicy piece of chicken liver to himself. ‘I’d love to eat that,’ Tiddles paws the liver piece back along the floor toward you. ‘But the high amounts of... Read More

14/11/2014
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Tips For Keeping Your Guinea Pigs Happy And Healthy

Guinea pigs make fantastic pets, and in return for how much they give us, it’s so important that we make sure they’re looked after properly so they can live their lives to the full. We’ve put some tips together for keeping your guinea pigs happy and healthy, along with some useful facts and info. Ensure their cage or hutch is sufficient to their needs Most cages in high street pet stores can be really pricey, and more often than not, they’re fairly bad value for money as they don’t always... Read More

07/11/2014

A Guide to your Rabbit’s Dietary Requirements

Rabbits soon become a firm part of the whole family, so we always want the very best for them in terms of their health, diet and nutrition. As they can’t tell us what to feed them and aren’t usually as vocal as dogs or cats if something is wrong due to their diet, it’s essential that you look into what you should be feeding them to keep them as happy and healthy as possible. We’ve put together a guide to help show you what should be in your rabbit’s diet... Read More