Thursday, 25 June 2015

Vets in Surrey Explain Why You Should Never Give Your Dog Chocolate

It can be difficult to resist those pleading eyes as your dog begs for a snack, but chocolate is one tempting treat you should never give your dog. Chocolate is potentially lethal for dogs and it is wise never to let them acquire a taste for it. Why Is Chocolate Toxic for Dogs? Chocolate is one of the most common causes of poisoning in dogs. It contains a substance, similar to caffeine, called theobromine. The higher the concentration of cocoa solids in the chocolate, the higher the levels of theobromine. White chocolate contains the lowest levels while baking chocolate and cocoa powder contain the highest. Theobromine is also poisonous for humans if they eat large amounts of it, but dogs are much more susceptible, and eating just a small amount of dark chocolate can cause them to become ill or even to die.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Healthy Kitten Checklist: Get Help from Friendly and Licensed Vets

Getting a kitten is exciting, but remember that you will also have to be responsible for him/her. You will have to provide regular play sessions, good nutrition, and vet care for up to 20 years. Private veterinary practices in Surrey, like Anne Nelson Vets, are used to caring for cats and kittens, and can offer advice as well as a range of services. To ensure that your cat is well cared for when you finally bring him/her to your home, use this Healthy Kitten Checklist: • Visit your potential kitten to see it with its mum, if possible, so that you can be assured the whole litter has been looked after. Kittens should be weaned and 8 to 12 weeks of age before they leave their mother.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Trusted Vets in Croydon Can Help your Pet Fight Against Heat Stress

Last year, the U.K. experienced its warmest and sunniest June since 2010, with temperatures ranging to 22.2 degrees Celsius. To cool off, humans have their sweat glands to release heat within the body in the form of sweat, but for your dogs it’s a different story. Too much heat and humidity can raise their body temperatures to dangerous, even fatal, levels. Now that the weather will most certainly reach warmer temperatures this coming summer, it’s best to watch out for these warning signs of heat stress and heat stroke on your pets. If possible, these early signs of heat stress and heat stroke should be seen and treated immediately by trusted Croydon vets.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Joining a Dog Show or Not, Vets in Surrey Help Keep Your Dog Healthy

Part of the May 25 Surrey County Show is the Fun Dog Show, where amateur pet owners can enter their beloved dogs. Get Surrey reports that there are 11 Pedigree Classes, from Puppy Dog to Pedigree Veteran, and 12 Novelty Classes – full of fun categories for non-Pedigree dogs, including Happiest Dog (“Waggiest Tail”) and Dog with the Best Trick. The event is surely an opportunity for the owner and his or her pet to have lots of fun. Taking Care of Your Pooch Regardless if you want your pet dog to participate in contests and dog shows like the one described in the news piece above or not, you have to provide it with proper care. Whether it be taking your pet to caring vets in Surrey for a regular check-up or making sure that it gets its needs when at home, you have to do what it takes to keep your pet healthy. Fortunately, many pet owners are very caring of their pets.