pet health

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has issued its annual warning to pet owners to take extra precautions when walking dogs around freshwater bodies

Vets issue seasonal warning about deadly blue-green algae risks

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has issued its annual warning to pet owners to take extra precautions when walking dogs around freshwater bodies, as warm weather conditions spark concerns about an increased risk of toxic blue green algae growth over the coming months.

The warning follows on the heels of confirmed algal bloom sightings in lakes, ponds or rivers in around 50...

The reactions dogs have to allergens can differ slightly from those experienced in humans

How to tell if your dog has seasonal allergies

The reactions dogs have to allergens can differ slightly from those experienced in humans. Your dog may scratch or lick themselves repeatedly, develop itchy, red swollen eyes, discharge from the nose, fits of sneezing. In some cases, dogs can suffer from diarrhoea and vomiting or secondary infection may appear.

The amount of itching your pet may experience can range from mild to...