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Everybody has an itch to scratch every once in a while, and this includes our feline friends!
Now that the weather is getting warmer, you may notice them doing so more frequently as Spring is usually the time when parasites start to become a real annoyance. External parasites like fleas or ticks thrive when the ... Read more >
Published 31 May 2019
Now that the weather is getting warmer, the days longer, and the spring flowers are starting to bloom, we look at our canine friends and can't help the feeling of wanting to go on an outdoor adventure.
However, if you're planning to take your 4-legged friend on a hike or a long walk by the beach, there are some th... Read more >
Published 15 May 2019
Now that the weather is starting to get warmer and the days are longer many horse owners will begin taking their horses out for much anticipated extended walks.
However, before you start spending more time in the saddle, and to assure a safe transition for your horses, here are some things you should keep in mind:... Read more >
Published 23 Apr 2019
Many people might not like thinking about what happens in the confines of their cats litterbox but knowing what goes on in there (unpleasant as this may be!) is crucial in the early detection of some important health problems.
There is a lot of valuable information that you can gather from just a cursory glanc... Read more >
Published 02 Apr 2019
Intervertebral discs are tiny, cushion-like structures located between the vertebrae that connect the the vertebrae bones to each other to form the vertebral column, also functioning as a shock absorber and allowing movement of the spine.
Sometimes, these discs can suffer alterations and become herniated which m... Read more >
Published 18 Mar 2019
People's lifestyle and eating habits have dramatically changed over the years, and so have their pets'. As a result, excess weight and obesity have become a growing concern in human and veterinary medicine, as these have been proven to be associated with a number of diseases in all species. Overweight horses, i... Read more >
Published 26 Feb 2019
The advancements made in veterinary medicine as well as owners being more actively invested in making sure their cats' needs are met have made it possible for cats to live longer lives. As a result, a growing number of cats are reaching their golden years, and it is up to us to make sure they spend them happy and h... Read more >
Published 12 Feb 2019
Being a dog parent is more than a fantastic and rewarding experience, it's also about embracing the responsibility of caring for another life. Even though some things fall beyond our control, we need to make sure our dogs have the best chance to thrive and have a happy, healthy life.
To make sure your dog is prote... Read more >
Published 28 Jan 2019
For many of us, when we think of relaxation, the first thing that comes to mind is a day spent at the spa, enjoying a lovely massage and lots of pampering. But it turns out that were not the only ones who are keen on massages, horses appreciate them too!
Besides the fantastic feeling of comfort and warmness that... Read more >
Published 16 Jan 2019
If you have children, we are sure Santa's letter has been written, posted and already at the North Pole ready for the elves to process, and many of those letters will have the wish for a puppy this Christmas.
You may also be planning to gift a puppy to a friend, as pet ownership is such an amazing and rewarding ... Read more >
Published 21 Dec 2018
Getting a kitten is a time of joy and excitement, but it also comes with great responsibility! With that in mind, we have put together some information to help you prepare for the new arrival!
Choosing a kitten
Kittens have different characters: some are quiet and enjoy napping on your lap, others are more ex... Read more >
Published 31 Oct 2018
With the firework season fast approaching were getting excited about the festivities; however, many dogs are terrified of the zips, whizzes, bangs and other loud noises.
Noise phobia can manifest in different ways, and the signs usually progress over time unless action is taken. But how can you tell if your dog is... Read more >
Published 17 Oct 2018
Horses are herbivorous animals that have a very complex and sensitive digestive system. As with all animals, proper nutrition is vital for their wellness and health.
Let's do a simple overview of the horses' digestive process!
There are some things in common between horses' and our digestion: it will start in t... Read more >
Published 28 Sep 2018
We wish all our members and pets a very Happy Easter and we hope it is a very joyful time for you all!
But please don't forget:
Chocolate is best out of reach of any pets as it contains theobromine which is toxic, particularly to dogs;
Sweets and cakes with raisins, sultanas, currants like ho... Read more >
Published 22 Mar 2018
We bring you the curious case of the stomach botfly in horses which is caused by several species of the Gasterophilus genus.
This disease is called a myiasis, which is the medical term for issues caused by the larvae of several species of flies. These flies lay eggs on the horse's coat and as they hatch into lar... Read more >
Published 31 Jul 2017
An increase in pet ownership combined with longer working hours, means more and more people are relying on pet care professionals to help look after their beloved four legged friends. And when leaving your pet in the care of another you want to be sure they are trustworthy, reliable and ultimately covered should an... Read more >
Published 24 May 2016
Whether its working alongside a resident pet or bringing in your own, a furry creature can be a welcome addition to an office. In Britain we love our pets and over half of us have said wed happily take them into work if we could.
To find out what having an office pet entails, Lilli Hender from OfficeGenie.co... Read more >
Published 28 Apr 2016
"Do you want to know more about your pet?
A new website, thepetprofessionals.co.uk, has been launched for owners who want to learn more about pet health care." - An advice by Pete the Vet!
Pete is an experienced veterinary surgeon with an incredible passion for communication, who also has had pets for most o... Read more >
Published 24 Jul 2014
The Pet Professionals are proud to support the Blue Cross. 10% of your club membership fee will be donated to the Blue Cross an animal charity with animal hospitals and animal adoption services to find homes for unwanted dogs, horses, cats and small animals across the UK.
Join the Club and be part of the UK's fas... Read more >
Published 21 Jan 2014