Processionary caterpillars are something that can be fatal to animals. You may think a caterpillar can do no harm to either animals or humans but there is one that you may come across in warmer climates. There are reports of them being found in the South of England and there have two main names, the […]
Fleas are small flightless insects, parasites of mammals and birds which live off of the blood of their hosts. With their long legs, they have the ability to jump long distances, often 100 times their own body length. This allows them to jump up and horizontally over around 30 cm which, based on their body […]
Insects stings such as bees, wasps, or other flying or crawling insects. The first thing you need to ensure is that you are not hurt by what hurt them. Also, your pet may act out of character since they may be scared and in pain. You may also need to contact your vet since a […]
Ticks are different from a sting because the live tick stays on the body sucks the blood out, and can pass on the infection. When dogs or cats run in many areas (especially woodlands) they can pick up ticks. There are different types of ticks, but they are treated the same. Ticks are an easy […]
One of the things we protect our dog against is the potentially fatal Lungworm. The parasite is carried by slugs and snails which are picked up by your dog in play or eating. Although an infection can be fatal, it is preventable with the correct treatment from your vet or pet professional.
Fly strike is a dangerous condition where a fly lays its eggs on an animal and these turn into maggots which then feed on the animal. It can affect animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, and also farm animals. It is more common with dirty animals or animals that are unable to keep […]
Fleas are small flightless insects and they are parasites of mammals and birds and live off the blood of their hosts. Fleas have long legs have the ability to jump long distances and some can jump 100 times their body length. This allows them to jump up and horizontally 33 cm which makes them the […]