If you think your dog is suffering from heat stroke, remove them from the hot environment and seek veterinary attention immediately. Be aware of very hot surfaces that could harm your dog's paws such as hot asphalt. A good trick is to test it yourself by laying the back side of your hand on it for five seconds to make a judgment.
There are a number of ways you can prepare and protect your pets during tick season which are strongly advisable. There is potential for real damage to be made should symptoms go unnoticed!
It's almost Easter weekend when we surround ourselves by every kind of chocolate and indulge. Dog owners should beware that chocolate is extremely dangerous and toxic to dogs. But this isn't the only food that causes adverse effects:
The Downing Street brawlers are soon to be joined by another male cat from Battersea - the Treasury recently adopted domestic shorthair Gladstone as their Chief Mouser. He has yet to be let out on the street, but there has been speculation as to whether he will join the cat wars. Hopefully Theresa May will look at these top tips before introducing the new tabby to the street!
When you go to your vet, they have to be reasonably nice to you. They need you to work with them for the health of your pet. They can't annoy you by being too frank. So sometimes, what is coming out of their mouths, is actually a highly edited and extremely tactful version of what is in their heads.
Having a pet changes your life in many ways. Many changes will be amazing and positive. But owning a pet is also a big responsibility and there can be complications. Many people would be shocked to hear that a cat costs around £17,000 over its lifetime - and that's excluding unexpected vet fees for illness or injury.
What's so wrong anyway with treating a dog or even a cat like a 'fur kid'? Or perhaps I am already on a losing argument when I use the term 'fur kid', as it is so often derided? Pets have 'personhood'; they can act and create a relationship.