Vet Medic Blog

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