Beware of the beasties

Although summer seems to have clearly left our shores for this year, we are still seeing evidence in the studio of some nasty beasties. Tick season should really be over but with the prolonged warm weather there are still a few around. There are two types of ticks: They vary in colour and are typically…

How to keep your dog safe in hot weather

With the heat in the UK reaching record highs this summer it’s not just we who suffer, our canine friends do too. If your dog/s are anything like my tribe, they love nothing more than rambling along in the countryside sniffing out new exciting smells or having a swim along the south’s beautiful coast. This…

Why Groom Your Dog?

  Grooming is the perfect opportunity to check over your dog to ensure he’s healthy. There are many other benefits to grooming your dog. Aerating the coat Ensuring healthy growth Promoting good blood circulation Keeping grease levels down Helping to reduce housework! Giving your dog a once-over also enables you to check for any balls of…

The importance of clipping nails

Unless your dog is spending lots of time outdoors, walking and running on hard surfaces, their nails will grow too long and will eventually damage your dog’s feet. Many dogs never need to have their nails trimmed professionally as they wear down naturally during their normal day to day routine. Others, however, may not be walked…

Dangers of the Festive Season

Although Christmas should be a relaxing, peaceful, family time, it’s often one of the busiest times of year for veterinary practices. The holiday season poses a host of hazards for our pets, and being aware of these means you can keep your pets happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. Chocolate toxicity is more common during…

Regulation and certification

Dogs Trust have recently published this article concerning Animal Welfare. Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 Summary. These Regulations came into force on 01 October 2018 and repeal the current legislation governing dog breeding, selling and boarding in England: • Pet Animals Act 1951 • Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 •…