Everyone loves an Easter Egg Hunt!

This is a time when we over-indulge on chocolate treats, but please remember our dogs are very good at helping themselves!

Whilst white and milk chocolate may cause tummy upsets, dark chocolate and cocoa powder are very poisonous to dogs. Please contact your vet immediately if you discover an incident of chocolate rustling or chocolate cake scoffing.

“Let’s Keep The Family Pawtrait Complete.”

With over 2000 dogs a year stolen from their families, Dogs Trust are urging owners to be aware of the risks and to take steps to protect their pet from thieves. Check out our Facebook page for more details.

Spring showers bring spring flowers.

Our pets may be tempted to interact playfully with the novel and colourful garden flowers. Unfortunately many are toxic, such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. If you are aware that your pet has eaten any parts of these plants get them checked by your vet.

It’s tick time!

As the days warm up, be prepared for the appearance of ticks on our pets. In addition to being unpleasant, they may transmit serious diseases such as Lyme Disease.

It is best to use a parasite control programme that includes tick prevention so that the beasties don’t even get a chance to take a bite.

April is National Pet Month!

Along with NPM, we believe living with pets is good for you! We’d love to hear your stories: share them with us on our Facebook page.

by Jacky Macqueen