Vet Medic Blog

08/07/2014

A Horse Care Guide For Beginners

More and more people are starting to have horses, and it is estimated that there are close to a million horses kept as pets in the UK. There is no “right” way to look after a horse. Horses are unique in their individuality and no horse will be exactly like another. With that being said there are many tried and tested guidelines in which you can follow to ensure your horses are cared for and go on to live a long and active life. Owning a horse can be an... Read More

25/06/2014

How To Care For Your Pet When Moving House

  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... Read More

12/06/2014
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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 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 change colour. Instead of being pink, a black mottling (hyperpigmentation)... Read More

28/05/2014

Introducing Pet Head Skin Care Products

Pet Head has arrived at Vet-Medic just in time for the summer season! WHAT IS PET HEAD? Pet Head is a premium, fashion-forward brand made up of products for cats and dogs to not only keep them clean and refreshed, but also presenting these products in a stylish and unique way to you, the owner! These are products with personality with a range of smells so delicious that it just might tempt you to use them yourself! WHAT TYPE OF PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE? You can buy a range of different... Read More

09/05/2014

Protect Your Cat From Fleas, Ticks And Worms

A NEW SPOT ON SOLUTION THAT HELPS TO PROTECT YOUR CAT FROM FLEAS, TICKS & WORMS! Broadline Spot On Solution from Merial is the most comprehensive prescription only parasite control for cats, providing protection from internal and external parasites, including fleas, ticks, heartworm, hookworm, tapeworm and roundworm. One application of Broadline kills both ticks and fleas, including immature flea stages, and prevents tick infestation for up to 3 weeks, and flea infestation for 1 month. A single application also treats major parasitic worms in cats, including zoonotic tapeworms and harmful... Read More

30/04/2014

Why Worming Your Pet Is Essential For Their Health

At Vet-Medic we understand the importance of regularly worming your pets and how their health can suffer if they are not protected due to lack of worming. There is thought to be around twelve different intestinal worms that can infect dogs and eight which affect cats, including the roundworm and tapeworm. Pet owners are advised to treat their pets for worms before symptoms are obvious. It is often the case that by the time your pet is showing symptoms of worms, they are already suffering. With dogs & cats, there... Read More