People keen to have a dachshund as a pet dog after seeing one take the top spot at Crufts on 8th of March, are being advised of the serious health problems this breed can suffer from.
Bobby, a Border Collie from Sheddocksley in Aberdeen, ended up missing for over 24 hours after being spooked by fireworks when out walking.
Latest findings from leading vet charity PDSA reveal a record decline in the number of young pets receiving their vaccinations
Rabbits, guinea pigs and other small furries such as hamsters cannot sweat or pant so it is up to owners to help them regulate their body temperature.
As we are into colder weather the British Veterinary Association has issued some advice for pet owners.
83% of Scottish vets who had treated a companion animal in 2017, reported cases of toxic ingestion over the Christmas break
At up to 150 decibels, fireworks can be as loud as a jet engine and, with many animals particularly sensitive to noise, this can be a traumatic and upsetting time of the year for pets.
“My message is please stop, think and consider outcomes before letting off fireworks in public.”
Today is National Pet’s Day so I have chosen a poem about Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Spaniel Flush.
Keeping a pet can contribute to health & wellbeing