winter

Are Fleas a Problem in the Winter?
Cats
Are Fleas a Problem in the Winter?
It is a common misconception that in chilly weather, fleas are not problematic, however for vets and SQPs, this could not be further from the truth, with frequent and sometimes serious and severe flea infestations in the…
January 14, 2022 • 77 shares
Does my dog need boots in the winter?
Dogs
Does my dog need boots in the winter?
Protecting your dog’s paws from harsh weather can be very important, even if you live in a place with relatively mild temperatures or you don’t usually go on hiking adventures. Despite the convenience of our urban lives,…
November 22, 2021 • 53 shares
What's the best reflective collar for cats going into winter?
Cats
What's the best reflective collar for cats going into winter?
A good quality and well-fitting reflective collar is a vital accessory all year round. But it’s even more important during winter; it can be what gets your feline friend back home, safe and sound. With the reduced daylig…
November 15, 2021 • 19 shares
Can I help hedgehogs going into hibernation?
Wildlife
Can I help hedgehogs going into hibernation?
European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) are one of the most unique wild animals that roam in the UK. Sadly their numbers are in dramatic decline and they are listed as vulnerable to extinction on the red list for Britai…
October 19, 2021 • 72 shares
How do I Prepare my Tortoise for Hibernation?
Exotic Pet
How do I Prepare my Tortoise for Hibernation?
Hibernation can cause health problems for tortoises, particularly when done without due care. Weight loss, unthriftiness and poor appetite are common post-hibernation complaints. A good system put in place to care for yo…
October 6, 2021 • 27 shares
Looking after elderly pets in the winter
Cats
Looking after elderly pets in the winter
Winter can be hard for elderly people, and elderly pets suffer more too.  Cats are considered elderly from 11 years of age, dogs at 7, but this depends on breed. Just as in humans, age brings changes: reduced smell,…
January 18, 2021 • 14 shares
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