Antifreeze warning

Antifreeze warning

Please be careful if you are using antifreeze. It is often fatal if a dog or cat ingests it. Follow the link to find out more. Antifreeze    
Travelling with your pet after Brexit

Travelling with your pet after Brexit

Once again we have a lot of uncertainty about pet travel after Brexit. As it looks like we might leave the EU on 31st October 2019, the Pet Passport scheme could be affected by whatever deal, or no deal is made. There is a possibility that the UK could have its status...
Why has my dog or cat got dental disease?

Why has my dog or cat got dental disease?

Dental disease in cats and dogs develops for various reasons. It is not as simple as what they eat. Some breeds are particularly prone to developing dental problems, e.g. Yorkshire Terrier and Greyhounds so there is likely a genetic predisposition in some dogs. Viral...
How do I know if my pet has dental disease?

How do I know if my pet has dental disease?

There are many clinical signs of dental disease, some are very obvious, but many are subtle changes, especially early on in the process. Bad breath Red gums Tartar / calculus Reluctance to eat, or change in eating habits Dental pain Loose teeth Broken teeth Swollen...
Why is dental disease important? Infection

Why is dental disease important? Infection

Heavy loads of tartar / calculus lead to periodontal disease. This is when the gums and tooth attachments are damaged due to infection of the tissues.   But these bacteria can spread around the whole body through the blood stream causing widespread organ...
Why is dental disease important?

Why is dental disease important?

A recent survey revealed that dental disease was the most common welfare problem in dogs in the UK (RVC Vet Compass project  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31118035)   But why is it a problem?   Dental disease is painful. We all have experienced dental...