DrPaul RSS

The clocks are due to change again for British Summer Time on Sunday March 31st 2024 but your pet thrives on its routine, so what can you do?   The change   The spring change sees the clocks move forwards an hour and, as well as affecting us humans with...

Read more

A fabulous advantage of being a dog owner is that dogs inspire wonderful walks to help banish the winter blues. For making the most of winter walkies, it’s worth a little advance planning with weather and wellbeing needs in mind, so here are a few ideas to consider …  ...

Read more

Most cat owners are familiar with that honking-coughing-gagging sound which announces the delivery of a furball onto the carpet! Yet, whether your cat makes a dramatic delivery or stealthily honks a heap of hair before walking away without a backward glance, furballs are one of those (slimy) habits many cat...

Read more

We love our pets and our planet but evidence states that our companion pets, like us, have an impact on the environment. Fortunately, many of us are now far more aware of our carbon foot - and paw - prints and are already taking action when it comes to preserving...

Read more

Halloween can be a time of family and community fun, which is certainly something to celebrate! However, it can also be a busy and eventful night which may be stressful for pets. But by being aware and putting a few sensible precautions in place, it’s possible to reduce risks and...

Read more

Just as our own diets and nutritional needs change across the years, it’s likely that our pets’ needs might change too. As pet owners, this means we’re likely to switch our pets’ diets during their lifetime, but why might it be necessary and how do you go about it?  ...

Read more

Most kids are interested in animals and, once they discover the world of pets, it’s not long before ‘can we …?’ questions start! Yes, it’s a big commitment but whether they’re pestering for a puppy to play with, a kitty to cuddle or a small furry friend, there are some...

Read more

In the pet-loving UK dogs are a firm favourite, but you might be surprised to hear that recently this has become true over in Egypt too.  For many years under Islam, the majority religion in Egypt, it was historically perceived that dogs are unclean and not to be kept as...

Read more

How to Protect your Pet from Fleas and Ticks   It’s a myth that fleas and ticks are only around in the summer - they’re a year-round nuisance! But when the days are longer, the sun is warmer and grass grows higher, it’s much easier to pick them up, so...

Read more

‘Going veggie’’ has been a trend for many decades - remember Claymore the vegetarian bloodhound in 1989’s smash hit movie, Shirley Valentine? However, it now has new significance as many contemporary pet owners opt for a vegan lifestyle and increasingly seek out a vegan diet for their dogs.   Popularity...

Read more

Lungworm infections appear to be rising in the UK, but they’re also completely treatable if caught early. So, it’s time to share what you need to know about lungworm and lungworm treatment.   Learn more    First, what is lungworm and how might a dog pick it up? Lungworm larvae...

Read more

We want our homes to be safe, happy places but welcome a curious cat to the household and suddenly we need to take extra care. In this post, I will highlight common household dangers for your cat.   Food   We all keep food at home, so it’s worth knowing...

Read more