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10 springtime pet care tips

10 springtime pet care tips

Spring is here. Keep your pet safe with our top ten tips

Protecting your dog from common poisons

Protecting your dog from common poisons

Keep your dog safe from common poisons this spring

Vet's 20 simple hacks to save dog owners money

Vet's 20 simple hacks to save dog owners money

Our senior vet, Dave Tweedle, has put together these top tips to help you keep costs down

16 money saving tips for cat owners

16 money saving tips for cat owners

Our senior vet, Dave Tweedle, has come up with these handy tips to help you keep costs at a minimum

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Dog dental care advice

Whether it’s teeth cleaning, dental treatments, or finding a dog dentist, our experts are here to help you keep your dog's smile healthy
How to brush your dog's teeth

How to brush your dog's teeth

Our vet provides a helpful guide on how to brush your dog's teeth

Gingivitis in dogs

Gingivitis in dogs

Our experts have all the advice you need to manage and prevent gingivitis in your dog

How to get rid of bad breath in dogs

How to get rid of bad breath in dogs

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common issue in dogs. Learn more here.

Dog vaccination advice

Explore our dog vaccination hub for all you need on vaccines, schedules, and care tips. With schedules, advice and care tips, we put your dog's health first
Puppy vaccinations - Everything you need to know

Puppy vaccinations - Everything you need to know

Learn everything you need to now about dog vaccinations. From diseases to costs, we cover everything

Puppy vaccination schedule

Puppy vaccination schedule

Protecting your puppy against life-threatening diseases is crucial

Dog poo advice guides

Your dog poo can tell you more about your dog's health than you might think. Step inside to learn more
Dog poo colour guide: what colour is your dog’s poo?

Dog poo colour guide: what colour is your dog’s poo?

Did you know you can tell quite a bit about your dog’s health from checking the colour of their poo

Why does my dog have diarrhoea? Causes of diarrhoea in dogs

Why does my dog have diarrhoea? Causes of diarrhoea in dogs

We look at the possible reasons your dog might be suffering from a bout of diarrhoea

Puppy advice & training tips

From bringing them home to walking them on the lead, we've got all the puppy advice you'll need
7 puppy essentials: what do you need for a new puppy?

7 puppy essentials: what do you need for a new puppy?

Are you ready for your new puppy to come home?

Can puppies eat eggs, nuts and dairy?

Can puppies eat eggs, nuts and dairy?

What are the best snacks to give your new puppy?

Puppy vaccinations: answering your questions

Puppy vaccinations: answering your questions

A look at the most-searched ‘puppy vaccination’ queries on the web.

Dog advice, tips & tricks

Get clued up with hints & tips from our pooch experts
How to teach your dog to sit

How to teach your dog to sit

The most popular command of them all, it’s always handy to know how to teach your dog to sit.

Games for dogs to play & mental stimulation for dogs

Games for dogs to play & mental stimulation for dogs

Why play is so important for our canine friends, and how to keep them mentally stimulated.

How to toilet train your puppy

How to toilet train your puppy

With our tips, your puppy will ace toilet training in no time.

Health & wellbeing

Whether you’re dealing with a poorly tummy, a flea problem or ear trouble, our experts are here to help
Dog poo colour guide: what colour is your dog’s poo?

Dog poo colour guide: what colour is your dog’s poo?

Did you know you can tell a lot about your dog’s health by checking their poo?

What to do if your dog drinks sea water

What to do if your dog drinks sea water

Advice on how to keep your dog safe at the beach and what to do if they drink sea water.

Why is my dog coughing & what should I do about it?

Why is my dog coughing & what should I do about it?

What causes dogs to cough and what can help them feel better?

Diet & nutrition advice

Got questions about kibble? Our doggy diet tips will help sort the ruff from the smooth
Can dogs be vegan?

Can dogs be vegan?

Veganism is popular with humans, but does it work for dogs?

Does my dog need hypoallergenic dog food?

Does my dog need hypoallergenic dog food?

Did you know that food allergies aren’t always triggered by a change in your pet's diet.

What's the best food for your dog?

What's the best food for your dog?

Wet or dry? Cheap or expensive? Let's look at the best diet for your dog.

Christmas advice

Keep your dog safe and sound this Christmas season.
9 Christmas foods that are dangerous to pets

9 Christmas foods that are dangerous to pets

Christmas is just around the corner. Learn how to keep your pets safe this festive season.

Are Christmas trees poisonous to dogs?

Are Christmas trees poisonous to dogs?

For pet owners, it’s important to know the dangers of Christmas trees.

The 10 best Christmas gifts for dogs

The 10 best Christmas gifts for dogs

My Family Vets have the best toys, treats and accessories for dog lovers.

Parasite prevention

Tips & expert advice to help keep your dog free from harmful parasites
Fleas and dogs: how to keep your dog safe and itch-free

Fleas and dogs: how to keep your dog safe and itch-free

Having a dog with fleas can be a menace – and prevention is far better than cure.

How to check your dog for fleas and ticks

How to check your dog for fleas and ticks

What are ticks? Learn how to prevent and get rid of ticks on dogs.

Lungworm in dogs: causes, symptoms and treatment

Lungworm in dogs: causes, symptoms and treatment

Lungworm is a nasty type of parasitic worm that can be fatal if left untreated.

Behaviour advice

Understand your dog's behaviour with our expert advice
Is your dog scared of thunder?

Is your dog scared of thunder?

How to ease your dog's anxieties in the event of a thunderstorm.

Why do dogs roll in poop?

Why do dogs roll in poop?

Does your dog like to roll in smelly things? Find out why and what to do about it.

Why do dogs wag their tails?

Why do dogs wag their tails?

Take a look at what it means when your dog wags their tail and how to tell what they’re feeling.

Hygiene & grooming

From bathing your dog to cleaning their teeth, good hygiene is key to keeping your pets healthy
How to brush your dog's teeth

How to brush your dog's teeth

Dogs require regular dental care to prevent the build-up of plaque.

How to cut your dog’s nails & the importance of dog nail trimming

How to cut your dog’s nails & the importance of dog nail trimming

How often should you cut your dog's nails – and what’s the best way to do it?

How to groom your dog

How to groom your dog

Dr Dave Tweedle demonstrates the best way of grooming your dog.

Senior dog advice

Get the best advice for your senior dog
Dealing with the loss of a pet

Dealing with the loss of a pet

Losing a pet is one of the hardest things to deal with. We hope our guide can help

Dog health checks: the importance of routine check-ups for dogs

Dog health checks: the importance of routine check-ups for dogs

Routine check-ups for dogs are as important for their overall wellbeing as vaccinations and flea and

Identifying Cushing’s disease in dogs

Identifying Cushing’s disease in dogs

Cushing’s disease is most common in middle-aged and older dogs. Find out more inside.

Travel & lifestyle

From stress-free travel to working from home with your pets
Driving with dogs: a guide to dog car travel

Driving with dogs: a guide to dog car travel

There may be some things you don’t know about driving with your dog in the car.

Pet travel after Brexit

Pet travel after Brexit

How to make sure your pet stays fit for European travel after Brexit.

Taking your dog on holiday: how to staycation with your dog

Taking your dog on holiday: how to staycation with your dog

Thinking taking your dog on a staycation? Follow our top tips for the perfect pooch getaway.

Visiting the vet

Visiting the vet can be a stressful time. Let our vets remove the worry with our expert advice
Guide to Veterinary Referrals

Guide to Veterinary Referrals

If your pet's been referred, you might be wondering what happens next. We answer your questions.

Cat dental care advice

For teeth cleaning, dental treatments, and overall dental care, our experts provide the advice you need to keep your cat's teeth healthy
Gingivitis in cats

Gingivitis in cats

Expert advice from our vet on identifying, treating, and preventing gingivitis in cats

How to brush your cat's teeth

How to brush your cat's teeth

Learn from our vet how to brush your cat's teeth effectively, ensuring a healthy mouth and gums

Stomatitis in cats

Stomatitis in cats

Learn from our vet how to identify, treat, and manage stomatitis in your cat

Cat vaccination advice

Explore our cat vaccination hub for all you need on vaccines, schedules, and care tips. With schedules, advice and care tips, we put your cat's health first
Cat vaccinations: keeping your kitten healthy and happy

Cat vaccinations: keeping your kitten healthy and happy

When it comes to your cat or kitten's health and wellbeing, prevention is better than cure.

Cat flu: symptoms, treatment and prevention

Cat flu: symptoms, treatment and prevention

Cat flu is a common illness that affects the nose, mouth, and throat of cats

Feline infectious enteritis: symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Feline infectious enteritis: symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Feline infectious enteritis is a highly contagious disease that causes diarrhoea & vomiting in cats

Cat advice, tips & tricks

Curious about your cat? Read our expert cat advice
5 enrichment ideas for your cat

5 enrichment ideas for your cat

Let’s take a look at our 5 favourite methods of keeping their minds and bodies occupied.

Adopting a cat: what to expect when rehoming a rescue cat

Adopting a cat: what to expect when rehoming a rescue cat

Helping your new feline friend settle into their new home.

How to stop a kitten from biting

How to stop a kitten from biting

Struggling to get your kitten to stop biting? Here's how to nip biting in the bud.

Feline pregnancy advice

Get expert advice on pregnancy, neutering keeping your feline friend comfortable in heat
Cat neutering advice

Cat neutering advice

Not planning to reed from your cat? Find out everything about neutering your feline friend.

Cat pregnancy: how to tell if your cat is pregnant

Cat pregnancy: how to tell if your cat is pregnant

Learn how to tell whether your cat is pregnant and what to do when the big day arrives.

Is your female cat in heat? How to tell and how to help

Is your female cat in heat? How to tell and how to help

Is your cat unneutered and on the verge of her first season?

Kitten advice & training

From introducing a kitten into your home to litter training, we've got all the kitten advice you'll need
7 kitten essentials: getting your kitten off to the best start

7 kitten essentials: getting your kitten off to the best start

Are you ready for you new kitten to come home?

How to kitten-proof your home

How to kitten-proof your home

Is your home ready for your new kitten? Read our handy guide to find out.

How to litter train a kitten: our guide to cat toilet training

How to litter train a kitten: our guide to cat toilet training

The most effective ways to get your new cat using the litter tray.

Cat behaviour

Get a deeper understanding of what makes your cat tick
Cat anxiety: how to help a stressed cat

Cat anxiety: how to help a stressed cat

Signs of cat anxiety, causes of stress and how to help your anxious kitty.

Head pressing: why is my cat pressing their head against everything?

Head pressing: why is my cat pressing their head against everything?

Cats like to press their heads against things. Let's find out why.

Why do cats hate water?

Why do cats hate water?

We all know that water is the stuff of life. But why do our cats hate it so much?

Parasite prevention

Tips & expert advice to help keep your cat free from harmful parasites
Cats and fleas: does my cat have fleas?

Cats and fleas: does my cat have fleas?

How to spot fleas and why you should keep your cat protected all year round.

How to apply flea treatment to your cat

How to apply flea treatment to your cat

Vet Vicky Bridges demonstrates how to apply a spot-on treatment to your cat.

Tapeworm in cats: protecting your cat from tapeworm

Tapeworm in cats: protecting your cat from tapeworm

Protecting your cat from tapeworm is vital. Find out more.

Health & wellbeing

Whether you’re dealing with a poorly tummy, a flea problem or ear trouble, our experts are here to help
Feline dermatitis: does my cat have eczema?

Feline dermatitis: does my cat have eczema?

Skin conditions are very common in cats, and there are a number of causes.

Lungworm in cats: symptoms, treatment and prevention

Lungworm in cats: symptoms, treatment and prevention

What lungworm is, how to spot it and how to keep your cat safe.

Severe feline pancytopenia: how to spot the signs

Severe feline pancytopenia: how to spot the signs

What is feline pancytopenia and how is it treated?

Diet & nutrition advice

Choose the right food and keep your cat safe from harm
Loss of appetite in cats: causes, treatments and symptoms

Loss of appetite in cats: causes, treatments and symptoms

A look at the possible reasons for loss of appetite in cats & the importance of acting quickly.

What is poisonous for cats?

What is poisonous for cats?

Protect your cat from the hidden dangers lurking in your home.

What’s the best food to give my kitten or cat?

What’s the best food to give my kitten or cat?

Just like humans, cats need a balanced diet to help manage their weight.

Senior cat advice

Get best advice for your elderly cat
Arthritis in cats

Arthritis in cats

Spot the signs and understand how to help your cat suffering from arthritis.

Feline dementia

Feline dementia

Spot the signs of dementia in cats and learn how to help them.

Smaller pets veterinary advice

Expert advice from our vets on caring for smaller pets such as rabbits, hamsters and gerbils
Which small pet is right for me?

Which small pet is right for me?

How to choose the right small pet for you and your family.

Hamster care guide: how to look after a hamster

Hamster care guide: how to look after a hamster

Thinking of getting a hamster? Read our handy hamster care guide.

How to look after a rabbit: the 5 essential freedoms

How to look after a rabbit: the 5 essential freedoms

Learn about the 5 things that all rabbits need in order to live a happy life.

Rabbit dental care advice

Caring for your rabbit's teeth

Caring for your rabbit's teeth

Learn expert tips on maintaining and caring for your rabbit's teeth to ensure their dental health

Exotic pet advice

How to best care for our cold-blooded companions
Corn snake diseases: common health problems found in corn snakes

Corn snake diseases: common health problems found in corn snakes

A look at the common health problems that corn snakes face.

Gecko health problems: symptoms and causes

Gecko health problems: symptoms and causes

The health problems that most commonly affect geckos.

Tortoise hibernation guide: how to hibernate a tortoise

Tortoise hibernation guide: how to hibernate a tortoise

Some species of tortoise need to hibernate, others don't hibernate at all.

Our animal stories

Hear some of the best animal stories we have to offer
Evie can go walkies again thanks to tech usually used on human wrists

Evie can go walkies again thanks to tech usually used on human wrists

A rescue dog left struggling to walk by a painful elbow condition has been given a new lease of life

Vets warn pet owners 'never give a dog a bone'

Vets warn pet owners 'never give a dog a bone'

Vet nurse involved in pioneering operation to save puma’s life

Vet nurse involved in pioneering operation to save puma’s life

A vet nurse has spoken of her pride at helping save a puma which faced being put to sleep.