There are several types of parasitic worms that can infest your dog. You often only realise that your dog has worms after the parasites have taken hold and your dog’s symptoms have become quite noticeable. Here is a summary of the most common, their symptoms and what to do about them.
Are you tired of lugging around a full sized vacuum to clean your dog’s hair from those hard-to-reach places in your home? Under 3KG and yet with incredibly powerful suction, the latest handheld vacuums can easily handle your dog’s hair residue without requiring Schwarzenegger-like muscles. We review the best here
There is no sense in denying it, ticks are horrible little critters! Apart from the itchiness, discomfort and risk of anaemia to your pet and, in extreme cases, these pests can transmit diseases like Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever that can lead to terrible illnesses to both pets and humans. This article aims […]
The good news is that lungworm in dogs is far less common than other parasites like fleas and ticks. Now for the bad news, it is spreading rapidly across the UK and no-one is exactly sure why and Lungworm is lethal to dogs if it is not treated. As the problem has been growing an […]
As with all these things, prevention is better than a cure, so even if you do not have an infestation of fleas in your house, we would suggest you look at either a course of spot on treatment or a flea collar to keep your pet and home flea free. However, this is only part […]
Many people are surprised to learn that flea collars are still around, but if you and your dog are battling fleas, a flea collar could be the solution. Flea collars have been in use much longer than most people realize. They were invented by Robert Goulding, Jr. way back in 1964. He was working on […]
With so many brands and choices of topical flea and tick medicines on the market, just what is the best spot-on flea treatment for dogs? To stop this article rivaling War and Peace for word-count, we are going to narrow this review to Frontline, Advantage and Advantix as they are quite simply the three most […]
Simply put, mange is a skin condition found in domestic pets as well as livestock and other mammals by a small, parasitic mite. Fear not because mange in dogs is identifiable and treatable. The Causes Of Mange All dogs carry Mites and, in most cases, mothers even transfer them to their pups in their early […]
A good senior dog food is one that provides an older dog with all its essential nutrients. We all want our dogs to be an important part of our lives and family for as long as possible, but our precious dogs don’t stay young forever. However, the right dog food can help dogs maintain their […]
Cushing’s syndrome causes the hormone cortisol to be produced in excessive amounts inside your dog’s body. Cortisol is usually a good hormone which can help fight infections, maintain blood sugar levels and contributes to keeping your dog calm. However, cortisol in excessive or low amounts can be dangerous or deadly.
If you have dogs and they run around in woodland, parks or even in a yard there is a very good chance that you will need a flea treatment for your dogs at some point. Fleas are really unpleasant critters, not only are their bites itchy, but they have been known to spread many diseases […]
Contrary to the name given to this skin condition, Ringworm doesn’t actually have anything to do with worms of any kind. Ringworm in dogs, cats, other animals and people is a fungal infection that essentially feeds on dead skin and hair.