Small Animal

Over the last twelve months there has been a surge of interest in coconut oil for pets. This interest has largely been driven by evidence indicating adding coconut oil to a dog’s diet can help kill dental bacteria and improve coat condition.

Dechra Veterinary Products has launched a new product to support vets in the management of canine epilepsy cases.

New research from vet charity PDSA, has revealed that 4.4 million pets in the UK are unneutered, leaving them in danger of life-threatening illnesses.

Experts at the charity International Cat Care have recently developed a feeding plan, based on scientific evidence, to help mimic the way cats eat in the wild and so provide both physical and mental stimulation for cats. The plan encourages cats to hunt, explore, climb and play – activities which boost cats’ positive behaviour and wellbeing.

The danger of thiamine deficiency in cats is currently a hot topic in the news following the recall of cat food products that are lacking in the important vitamin B1 (thiamine).

Senior cats present regularly in practice with renal issues. It is inevitable that feline patients who are suffering from kidney disease will require intervention at some point, some owners notice the signs early on, but others may be less obvious and the cat may decline rapidly.

The RSPCA is starting to see the effects of a soaring demand for many ‘designer’ breeds such as pugs and French bulldogs, with a rise in the number of these breeds coming into its care.

It’s the largest and one of the most important organs in your dog’s body but do you really appreciate your pet’s skin?