[ October 4, 2008; ] It’s a sad fact but animals as well as humans can suffer from cancer. The type and severity of tumours across all the different species is huge, but as the old veterinary disease-mantra goes ‘common things are common.’
And this certainly also applies to cancer.
For example many of you dog owners will be all too familiar [...]
AOL Kids recently asked me to write down my favourite doggy facts, and also to list my top 10 doggy care tips for their website promoting the new book ‘Waggit’s Tale’.
‘Waggit’s Tale’ is a heart-warming tale about a puppy who finds a new home with a pack of wild dogs when his owner abandons him in [...]
[ September 23, 2008; ] As our beloved pets get older, certain health problems will be more likely to arise than others.
A few weeks ago we took a look at thyroid problems in cats, but another good example of a senior pet problem is kidney disease, which is again, particularly common in middle-aged to older cats.
Like us humans, both dogs [...]
[ September 22, 2008; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Hilarious. Never really thought of myself as a lecturer, but I’ve been invited to speak at this years’ prestigious PetIndex – Europe’s largest annual pet care event.
My topic is “How online social media is changing the pet industry” and it’ll be in Hall 6 of Birmingham’s NEC on Monday 22nd September 2008 from 1-2pm.
Come along [...]
[ September 16, 2008; ] I think we can now safely assume that summer is well and truly over for another year, which means it’s time to look at some of the issues facing our pets this autumn.
As temperatures drop and the nights draw in, it’s extremely important to remember to continue (or even start!) decent anti-parasitic treatments to prevent [...]
[ September 9, 2008; ] As what’s left of our pathetic excuse for a summer draws to an end and autumn seems to have been on our doorsteps for a while now, that means it’s time to think about your garden pond and all the creatures that are living there.
These forthcoming weeks are the best time to carry out any [...]
[ September 13, 2008 to September 14, 2008. ] I’m really looking forward to this years Paws in the Park taking place this weekend at the Hop Farm Country Park in Kent.
On the Sunday, I’ll be judging these classes in the Companion Dog Show:
Pedigree classes: Any Variety Special Yearling 6-24 months
A Scruffts Class – not sure which one yet!
Novelty classes: Best Rescue
The judging starts at [...]
Firstly, any rabbit with sores, or any form of soiling underneath its tail should be seen by a vet immediately, especially during the summer months, for one simple reason, the possibility of flesh-eating maggots.
Flies are attracted to the strong and putrid ammonia smell produced from rabbit’s faeces/urine and will lay eggs in that area immediately. [...]
[ September 7, 2008; ] This Sunday 7th September, sees the 11th annual Sponsored Walk for the Animals, raising much-needed funds for both excellent local charities Cat Welfare Sussex and Sussex Pet Rescue; by far their biggest fund raising event of the year.
But for me, what makes this years’ sponsored walk even more special than the last ten is the [...]
[ September 13, 2008; ] In aid of Dobermann Rehoming Association
By permission of the Kennel Club
at Kings Int’l College,
Entries taken from 10am
Judging Pedigree 11am, Novelty & Obedience 12 noon
ROSETTES TO 5TH PLACE IN ALL CLASSES
NUMEROUS PRIZES & TROPHY FOR BEST IN SHOW
JUDGES – Pedigree Classes: Val Palmer ( Karakara )
Novelty Classes: Bob Lucas
Obedience Class: Val Quick
PEDIGREE CLASSES – [...]