28 Aug 2021
Laminitis in HorsesAround 1 in 10 horses/ponies will be affected by Laminitis[i] every year which can cause permanent damage to the hoof. Any horse, pony, donkey or their hybrids can be affected and the problem can occur at any time of the year.
28 Aug 2021
Mud Fever In HorsesWith increasingly wet winter and spring periods across the UK horses are becoming more and more at risk from developing mud fever. Mud fever causes irritation, soreness and scabs which form on the lower part of the leg. Mud fever is also commonly referred to as dermatitis, cracked heels or greasy heels. You may also see matting of the hair on the leg in affected horses.
27 Aug 2021
Why YuMOVE is great for your pet’s jointsAs the UK’s only clinically proven joint supplement brand, YuMOVE are on a mission to give pets active lives, for life. With 15 years of joint expertise under their belt, they’re devoted to soothing stiff joints in dogs, cats and horses.In this article, we’ll give you the rundown on YuMOVE, their different products and how they help your pet. We’ve also pulled together some handy hints to keep their joints happy and healthy with YuMOVE.
25 Aug 2021
How to Take Care of Your Dogs TeethOral hygieneis just as important for your pet as it is for you. Just the same as humans, if your dog’s teeth are not cleaned regularly, plaque will build up on the teeth and gums. Plaque is a type of bacteria which produce an acid which, over time eats into the surface of the teeth. This leads to the formation of painful tooth cavities as well as gum problems and ultimately can lead to tooth loss.
19 Aug 2021
Back to work post Covid? Helping your pet cope with separation anxiety.Separation related behaviour – often known as separation anxiety – is behaviour which only happens when the pet is separated from the owner usually because the pet is feeling distressed. Some behaviour will be easy to spot; such as telltale destructive behaviour, howling or barking or soiling. However, other signs may be less obvious such as pacing, whining etc. In fact, research suggests 80% of dogs will find it hard to cope when left alone but owners will never notice. In order to be sure we would suggest filming your dog when it is left home alone.
05 Aug 2021
Horses & Fly NuisanceThere are a number of flies which affect horses; midges, black fly, bot fly, horse fly, crab fly as well as stable and house fly. These flies can either cause problems by being nuisance surface feeders – found generally around the eyes and mouth where secretions are produced; or biting flies which possess mouth parts which puncture the skin, or in the case of horse flies even slash the skin surface.