Preventative Health

When are ticks most active?
Preventative Health
When are ticks most active?
Ask a hundred people to name a type of arachnid and it’s likely nearly all would say a spider. But there is another eight-legged beastie that lives widespread in the UK. This one is much more relevant to our pets – the t…
October 6, 2021 • 68 shares
4 Tips for Beating Lungworm
Dogs
4 Tips for Beating Lungworm
This post is sponsored by Elanco. For more information, visit their useful local Lungworm map here! Lungworm is a real threat to our dogs. Easy for them to catch, easy for us to miss, potentially fatal, and getting more…
October 5, 2021 • 357 shares
My dog's vaccines have lapsed. Do I really need to repeat the course?
Dogs
My dog's vaccines have lapsed. Do I really need to repeat the course?
The majority of pet owners will have received numerous vaccinations themselves over the course of their lives. For most infectious human diseases, after an initial course as babies or young children no further vaccines a…
September 30, 2021 • 73 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
Does it make a difference if I use spot-ons or tablets for fleas in my dog?
Dogs
Does it make a difference if I use spot-ons or tablets for fleas in my dog?
With so many different flea products on the market these days, it can be hard to know which to choose for your dog and why. The good news is that with so many options, there really is something to suit all dogs. Generall…
September 26, 2021 • 39 shares
Do I need to worry about Whipworm in my Dog?
Dogs
Do I need to worry about Whipworm in my Dog?
Did you know that there is a worm known as the whipworm which can affect dogs in England? Whipworms are parasites which live in the large intestines of the dog. The canine whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) is becoming increasi…
September 25, 2021 • 35 shares
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