Pet Diabetes Month

Pet Diabetes Month November

Pet diabetes month has been created to raise awareness nationwide about diabetes in cats and dogs.

Diabetes is becoming increasingly common in both cats and dogs especially over the age of 6 years old.  Overweight pets and certain breeds are more at risk than others of this disease.


Taking Your Dog Abroad

Our guide to taking your dog abroad

Taking your dog abroad does not have to be difficult. In recent years we have seen a lot of changes which have made the whole process much smoother.  However research still needs to be carried out and you need to be aware of the requirements for your chosen country.

Many dog lovers hate leaving their dogs at home or in kennels whilst on holiday, so more and more people are choosing to take their dogs on holiday with them.

People also move abroad and want their beloved pets to go with them. It was not that long ago when dogs had to go through a six month quarantine period when they came back to the UK. This was traumatic for the owner as well as for the dogs. Now it is a lot easier and as long as you follow the rules, you should be fine to travel with your pet abroad.


Is Your Pet Overweight?

A pet overweight is not necessarily a happy pet

At this time of year, many of us are looking to lose weight with New Year goals, however many of us have a pet overweight too, which often we overlook.

Just like humans, obesity in pets is a problem around the globe. Although our pets may not face the same social stigma as humans do, the emotional and medical damage is still being done just the same. Obesity in animals can cause many complications in almost every system in their bodies, in turn generating conditions from diabetes to osteoarthritis.


Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in Dogs – Symptoms and Treatment

Diabetes in dogs is caused by a lack of hormone insulin or an inadequate response to insulin. When dogs eat their digestive systems breaks the food into different components. One of which is glucose, this is carried into the cells by insulin. I a dog does not produce insulin or cant utilize it, generally, their blood sugar levels elevate. The result of this is hyperglycemia, if left untreated, this can cause many complicated health issues. In dogs is considered a manageable disorder, there are many diabetic dogs living healthy lives.


Dangerous Food For Dogs

The dangerous food you should avoid giving to your dog this Christmas.

Christmas is a time for celebration, and many of us like to include our dogs in the celebrations. At Christmas time we bring food into our homes which are less common. Many of these foods can be potentially harmful to dogs. In our article, we warn you of some of the most dangerous types of foods and why you should avoid giving them to your pet.


Senior Pets

Looking After Senior Pets

It is important we look after our senior pets as they start to get older.

As dogs get to the age of 8 and cats to the age of 10 they are then classed as “seniors”. Although they can live for many years after the ages of 8 or 10, just like humans they may develop age-related diseases.

Pets can suffer from diseases such as; arthritis, diabetes, kidney problems, heart conditions and liver problems. Some of these diseases can be life-threatening but can be successfully treated with medication.

Nutritional needs and exercise can change as your pet gets older. Often changes in your pet’s health can go unnoticed and therefore, it is important they have a regular check up at our veterinary centre.

Feral Cats

What are feral cats?

Feral cats are the descendants of domestic cats and their offspring, which now live in the wild. Often these can be the descendants of domestic cats which were abandoned or who have wandered from home and ended up lost. Feral cats are wild-living cats which quite often form colonies where they can find shelter and a food supply. Areas such as industrial estates, rubbish tips, farms etc.