Seasonal Risks to your Pet – Blue Green Algae

10th of July, 2014. Another hazard to your dog may be lurking in his favourite swimming spot. Blue green algae can thrive in stagnant ponds after a spell of warm, dry & calm weather and can prove fatal to your dog. Pets can die after ingesting only a small amount of the toxin. We have received … Read more

When The North Wind Doth Blow…….

26th of January, 2014. Extreme cold temperatures forecast, help your dog to cope with the weather.  Beith is loving her frolic in the snow, but there are precautions that should be taken to ensure the comfort and safety of your dog during the cold weather. CLICK HERE TO OPEN Wellbeing When the north wind doth blow

Crash, Bang, Wallop

4th of October, 2013.Some tips to help your pet survive New Year fireworks Once again, the silly season is upon us, when legalised explosives terrify the life out of our pets. It has become popular to fire off devices worthy of a war zone for any celebration or party, the louder the better. A dog’s … Read more

Keep Your Dog Safe in the HOT Weather

6th of June, 2013 – Some tips to help your dog TO COPE WITH THE HEAT In view of the current heatwave please remember the impact that the heat can have on your pet’s medications and store them at a cool temperature, preferably in the refrigerator. Insulin in particular can be rendered inactive by high … Read more

Westies and Allergies – explained

10th of August, 2012 It is possible to buy wet wipes that are specifically designed to remove allergens from the dog’s coat between bathing, but unfortunately if you react to the dog’s saliva or urine, it is unlikely that you will ever find a suitable dog.Westie coats vary tremendously, from hard and wiry to fleecy … Read more

‘E’ is for ADDITIVES – You are what you eat

1st of May, 2012. We are sufficiently concerned at the problems with a large percentage of the dogs that we deal with that can be linked to a certain type of pet food that we have been prompted to write this page. One particular brand alone appears to be responsible for in excess of 80% of … Read more

Hidden Dangers in the Garden

20th of March, 2012. How many of us realise the harm that some of our garden plants can do to our dogs? Hidden Dangers in the Garden We all love this time of year with the glorious displays of daffodils and other Spring plants in the garden and our Summer plants growing on beautifully in the … Read more

Seasonal Risks to your Pet – Cocoa Mulch

18th of July, 2011. Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those who do. Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by garden supply stores, contains an ingredient called ‘Theobromine’.It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. … Read more