There are many delicious treats during Christmas that tempt both our dogs and cats. But what really happens if our animals happen to ingest saffron, one of Christmas' most popular spices? Is saffron toxic to dogs or cats? Read what our vet says here!
There are many delicious treats during Christmas that tempt both our dogs and cats. But what really happens if our animals happen to ingest one or more gingerbread cookies? Are gingerbread cookies toxic to dogs or cats? Read what our vet says here!
Beautiful Christmas decorations, fragrant flowers and food in abundance. Christmas is a wonderful holiday for both humans and animals. But Christmas can also be dangerous for our beloved pets. Here we list the most common temptations that can be dangerous and toxic to your dog or cat at Christmas time - and how to avoid them!
Chocolate is toxic to dogs, and can also affect cats, but why? If they eat it, how much is likely to make them ill? Chocolate is made from cocoa solids and caffeine. Cocoa solids come from roasting the seeds from the cocoa plant (Theobroma cacao). The seeds contain theobromine, which is toxic. Cocoa solids usually account for 20 to 70% of chocolate. Cocoa is also present in cocoa powder, cocoa beans, cocoa shell mulches, amongst other things. We often speak to owners whose pet has eaten their way into wrapped presents or broken into a cupboard to reach the chocolate.
Veteran horses are generally categorised as those aged over 15 or 20 years old. Approximately 40% of the UK horse population is currently in this age bracket. As a consequence of ageing, certain health issues become more common. Careful management can help us to spot them early, which is essential for the well-being of these horses.
When it is snowing and cold, there are some things to keep in mind as a dog owner. In this article, we provide useful tips and advice for you and your dog this winter.