Pet parasites: How to deal with ticks on dogs and cats

Pet parasites: How to deal with ticks on dogs and cats

Pet parasites like ticks are affecting dogs and cats in many parts of the world. They climb onto plants, especially in areas of long grass, pasture or mixed forest and wait for a suitable animal to walk past, allowing them to cling onto the coat. Areas with high...
Neutering Your Dog

Neutering Your Dog

Female dogsNeutering/spaying is the process by which the ovaries and, in certain cases, the uterus are surgically removed. At Parkside, we recommend neutering female dogs from 6 months of age, unless they are to be used for breeding. Ideally, neutering should be...
Pet Dental Care – The Importance of Healthy Teeth

Pet Dental Care – The Importance of Healthy Teeth

Why pet dental care is important Dental disease is the most common health problem diagnosed in cats and dogs. However, it can be easy to miss due to the “suffer in silence” approach which tends to be adopted by our pets. These problems are frequently painful but with...
Canine Lungworm – Useful Information on Lungworms in Dogs

Canine Lungworm – Useful Information on Lungworms in Dogs

Canine Lungworm infections, caused by Angiostrongylus vasorum, have been becoming more frequent in recent years. Initially, cases were confined to more southern parts of the UK, however, over the last 10 years, they have been identified throughout the country,...
How to Deal With Fleas – Keeping Your Pet Pest-Free

How to Deal With Fleas – Keeping Your Pet Pest-Free

What are Fleas? Fleas are the most common parasite found on dogs and cats, and most pets are likely to come into contact with them at some point in their life. Fleas have very strong legs which enable them to jump between individuals, allowing infections to be spread...