Rachel Hinks

BVSc MRCVS

Latest articles by Rachel Hinks

How should I adjust what I feed my cat in cold weather?
Cats
How should I adjust what I feed my cat in cold weather?
Cats are obligate carnivores (they must eat meat to survive) and require certain amino acids to be within their diet as they cannot make them themselves, unlike dogs. These amino acids are found naturally in animal prote…
January 18, 2023 • 280 shares
Do cats get separation anxiety?
Behaviour
Do cats get separation anxiety?
Cats can get stressed just like other animals, but the way they show signs of stress can be very different and sometimes subtle. It is always worth seeking advice from your Vets if you are worried that your cat is acting…
December 14, 2022 • 201 shares
How do dental diets for dogs work?
Pet Diet and Nutrition
How do dental diets for dogs work?
Commercial dog diets are now available in most supermarkets, pet shops, online and in veterinary surgeries. They are classed as a complete food containing all the necessary ingredients to be the sole food for a dog. Howe…
November 21, 2022 • 48 shares
If my dog has been treated for ticks do I still need to check for ticks after a walk?
Dogs
If my dog has been treated for ticks do I still need to check for ticks after a walk?
Ticks are small external parasites that attach to your dogs skin and also can attach to us humans! They attach using their small mouth parts. They embed into the skin and feed on the animals’ blood before moving onto ano…
September 29, 2021 • 42 shares
Moving house with an outdoor bunny - tips from a vet
Rabbits
Moving house with an outdoor bunny - tips from a vet
Moving house is a busy and emotional time for everyone. It involves planning and organisation to ensure everything goes smoothly and the same goes for moving with your rabbit. Plan ahead for your move with your bunny and…
September 20, 2021 • 23 shares
How are hamsters, rats and gerbils put to sleep (euthanased)?
end of life
How are hamsters, rats and gerbils put to sleep (euthanased)?
Sadly the time may come when your little furry pet needs to be euthanased. Unfortunately, most do not simply go peacefully in their sleep. It is important to consider your pet’s quality of life, whether they still enjoy…
September 7, 2021 • 65 shares
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