Blue has his say on the road trip
Blues people - beaches and beer
Blues people give you their point of view
Our 'Top Ten Tips' for Bonfire Night
Bonfire night can be very scary for your pets - here are our top tips on how you can help
Adder bites - what to do!
Please be aware when walking your dog
Top 10 tips for pet insurance claims
Insuring your pet is rapidly becoming the norm for pet owners - unfortunately, so is struggling to get your insurance company to pay up when you need them to. So to help you along - here are ten top tips to make the process easier for you. Choose your policy carefully - If you have a pedigree dog, ask about exclusions in certain breeds and clearly understand what is or is ...
A walk in the woods
Halloween and a day off work. A scary amount of housework and indoor jobs need doing, but the day is beautiful, clear, still and warm for October, so forget the indoor jobs (again....) and head out for a walk in the autumn light. An easy local walk, with parking near Canaston Bridge, just off the A40 at grid ref SN065153. When the new road was built here in 2011, there was fo ...
Sunday on call
The pager goes off by my ear, it’s a noise I can never switch off from. Once I went on holiday and stayed in a caravan for a week. The microwave in the caravan made exactly the same noise as the pager. It took me 4 days before I stopped jumping out of my skin! On this occasion it is still dark on a Sunday morning, the rest of my house is in silence. I phone in to our answering ...
How old is my cat? - How to look after your older cat.
When is my cat ‘old’? – Middle age for cats starts at around 7 years of age. Cats are considered to be ‘senior’ between the ages of 11-14, and once they reach 15 they are ‘geriatric’. Take a look at the International cat care’s advice on how to work out your pet’s age in ‘human years’! Age is just a number, right? Cats rarely go grey in old age, so it can be hard to appreci ...
5 tips to make your house ‘friendly’ for an elderly cat.
If you have read our articles on ageing in cats you’ll remember that we mentioned that there are simple things that you can do around the home to make it easier for your elderly cat to enjoy life. 1. Floor surfaces – Older cats may find it harder to keep their balance on shiny or smooth surfaces e.g laminate, wood or tile surfaces. They may also struggle on loop pile carpets ...
Atopy in dogs
The vet says my dog is Atopic….what does this mean? Atopy (or Atopic dermatitis) is the second most common skin problem in dogs. It is a type of allergic skin disease, which is triggered by one or more substances found in your pets environment. These substances, or allergens, cause the dog’s immune system to react against them. This leads to your pet showing signs of itchy ...