Showing posts from April, 2020

Pet Heat Pad’s

Joint issues such as arthritis and rehabilitation from injury are an exceptionally common occurrence in pets. As the cat or dog ages, degeneration to the capsule will occur which hold the adjacent bones together caused by general wear and tear to the joint. This is the cause of the condition, arthritis – the inflammation and friction in the joint cause’s pain and discomfort to the pet which, left untreated, will continue to deteriorate and cause suffering to the pet. Arthritis is very common in larger breeds of dog – such as Labradors, German Shepherds and Great Danes and therefore it is useful to think about preventative measures earlier on in their lives before the pain and discomfort starts to set in. It is not as widely known, but cats will also suffer from arthritis as they age, particularly those who have been very active when they were younger.  It is possible to help support your pet with medication from your veterinary surgeon such as anti-inflammatories or joint support ho

What is a Whelping Box?

A  whelping box  is in short, a box of sort that is used for the bitch to give birth to her puppies in and is the puppies home for the first stage of their life. At around 7 weeks into pregnancy, we need to start thinking about the whelping box. Let’s have a look at an easy way to work out which size whelping box you’re going to need, remember you should be doing this at the 7 week point at the latest as ideally you should have the whelping box set 2 weeks prior to the due date. The advice we give when selecting the correct size whelping box is to measure from the nose to the base of tail add several inches for the incorporation of puppy rails and free room and then go for the next size whelping box up from this measurement. (This is advice only and is ultimately down to the customer to select the correct size) The puppies will remain in the whelping box usually around  4  to 6 week, this is when they become more animated and therefore need more space to get around. It can somet