Articles by Rachel Hinks MRCVS

Why does my puppy keep biting me and what can I do?
Behaviour
Why does my puppy keep biting me and what can I do?
Congratulations on your new puppy! Puppies bring excitement and joy to a home, but they are also hard work, a commitment and can come with their own challenges. The initial excitement can soon wear off if they start biti…
April 7, 2021
Are pet rats the same as wild rats?
Rat
Are pet rats the same as wild rats?
They are vermin - smelly and dirty animals!  These are some of the misconceptions people have about rats as pets. Let's be honest, rats have a bad reputation. But in this article, we will look at why they actually make…
March 31, 2021 • 10 shares
My rat has a lump- will it go away if I leave it?
Common Conditions
My rat has a lump- will it go away if I leave it?
Firstly, if you have found a lump, try not to panic. It can be worrying when you discover a lump or sign of illness on a much-treasured pet; but we will discuss lumps in rats and why it's not always as bad as it might fi…
March 14, 2021
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