There can be many reasons why birds pluck their own feathers or self-mutilate. Parrots are especially prone to the condition, which presents a complex problem for the owner and veterinarian.
Shedding hair is a natural process for most dogs that occurs throughout the year, but it may be more pronounced in spring and summer or during periods of illness, stress, pregnancy or nursing.
Many dogs are tragically fearful of storms, especially those that incorporate thunder and lightning. Fears can also develop in response to other noises such as fireworks, cap guns, whips and gun shots.
Before you travel, ask yourself: will my cat or dog be comfortable and happy? Some animals simply prefer to stay at home, so pet sitting or boarding may be the best option. If you do decide to take your pet along, you must take as much care with the preparation of your pet’s trip as your own.
Holiday plans can be more complicated when you have pets. Will you take your pets with you or leave them behind? How will you travel? Where will they stay? You should get organised well before it's time to go on your break.
Ticks are nasty, sneaky venomous little parasites. They are a lethal danger to your dogs and cats, too. What can you do to protect your pet against ticks?
Puppies can be born deaf (congenital deafness) or deafness can develop later in life (acquired deafness). Congenital deafness can occur due to problems during gestation but is more commonly inherited.
Ticks can be a deadly menace and affect many species. Here are answers to some of the most common questions pet owners have about tick control.
Spring into action now that spring has sprung to ensure your pet is prepared for the warmer weather.
Worms are parasites that are more than just a nuisance. They can kill puppies and make adult dogs very unwell. Dog owners need to be particularly aware of the danger of worms and how to prevent them.