Pet first aid
It’s always good to be prepared, especially if your pet requires first aid. Knowing what to do andhaving a first aid kit to hand helps you to respond calmly and effectively if your pet is injured orunwell.
Flystrike in rabbits
Flystrike (myiasis) occurs when damp fur – often due to damaged skin or soiled by urine or faeces – attracts the green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata). The fly can lay up to 200 eggs on the skin which hatch into maggots within nine hours and fully mature within 43 hours.
Boosting wellbeing of you and your pet
We can always benefit from a little wellbeing boost. It has been proven that having pets improves our mental and physical wellbeing including reducing blood pressure, lowering stress levels and improving our mood. Keeping our pets active and simulated is important.
Ear disease affects dogs, cats and rabbits and can be variable in severity and has a range of potential causes. Diagnosis is often by physical examination and treatment methods will vary. Routine hygiene is important especially in specific breeds to ensure healthy ears.
We’ve put together a helpful list of animal-based resource websites to make learning about animals fun for kids of all ages during social distancing.
Canine cognitive dysfunction
Like humans, dogs can suffer from brain ageing called canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD). It affects somewhere between 14% and 35% of dogs and is most commonly seen in dogs over 8 years of age. Symptoms can vary amongst individuals and occur due to a combination of changes occurring within the brain.
Horse first aid boxes
A recent study from Vita Animal Health showed that most horse owners have a first aid box. Only 7% of horse owners seek veterinary advice for minor wounds.
Wound healing in horses
Horse wounds can have a range of complications such as poor healing due to skin tension or infection. Accurately assessing wounds and being able to apply basic first aid is vital and allows you to know when to seek veterinary advice. Our owners guide helps you complete this process and gives you advice and guidance […]
Wound healing in reptiles
Wound healing in reptiles can provide many challenges. Treatment methods and healing varies greatly to that of other species.