Taking your dog out in public

The daily walk forms an important part of our dog’s routine; a chance for them to stretch their legs (and ours!). As it’s something we do every day, we may not always be aware of some of the rules and restrictions in place when we wander through…

Camping with your dog

Have your holiday plans this summer taken on a different look and feel? Are you swapping sunbeds and sand for…well, a field? Camping and caravanning is the holiday trend for summer 2020. Many campsites are fully prepared to safely cater for families over the coming months and…

Advice on helping injured wildlife in the summer

As we transition from lockdown, more of us are exploring the outdoors with our pets in the summer weather. With increased time outside, the chances of coming across injured or sick wildlife also multiply. If you encounter a wild animal in need, it can be hard to…

Caring for your cat – an owner’s guide

Many of us are spending more time at home than we normally would, and you may be wondering if and how this may affect your feline friends. Below we have put together some useful hints and tips to help you create the perfect home environment, with some…

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Be prepared to help pets de-stress, urge Shires Vets

Pet lovers are being urged to be well prepared for what veterinary experts have highlighted as a time of year which can be difficult for our pets. Noisy celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year are all identified as occasions which can cause…

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Protect your pets from ticks and fleas this summer

With summer just around the corner, we want to remind cat and dog owners of the importance of protecting their pets from the misery of fleas, ticks and worms. Although they are a year-round concern, parasites such as ticks and fleas are much more prevalent as the…

Exploratory surgery saves Marley

Exploratory surgery saves Marley

This beautiful big lad is Marley, who belongs to Signal 1 DJ Chris Bovaird and his family. Listeners of his show may well have already been following Marley’s tale lately – the poor boy has really been through the wars, unable to keep food down and really…