Enjoy your mince pies this Christmas

Enjoy your mince pies this Christmas

Hidden in your Christmas goodies this year is a hidden killer … the humble raisin. Not just raisins, but all forms of grapes, whether whole, dry or cooked, including currants and sultanas. Why are raisins poisonous? It’s not very well understood why raisins and grapes...
Obesity in Dogs and Cats

Obesity in Dogs and Cats

Obesity is very common in dogs and cats, and in my clinic, about half of all dogs and cats are either overweight or obese, and there is no doubt that this incidence is increasing, and in many ways mirrors the increase in obesity in the human population. This is a big...
Protect Against Fleas and Ticks Now.

Protect Against Fleas and Ticks Now.

Most of us have been enjoying the fabulous summer weather this year, but over the past week it’s been cloudier, and much more humid. This is ideal for fleas to breed, and I’m expecting a big upsurge in flea cases over the coming days and weeks. While they...
Thirsty Dogs and Cats

Thirsty Dogs and Cats

It’s now almost the middle of June, and even in our normally murky part of Fife we’ve been having some glorious sunshine. While the sunny weather makes it nice to get down to the beach or up onto the hills with our four legged friends, weather like this...
It’s Tick Season!

It’s Tick Season!

Hooray! The sun is shining, and the winter appears to finally be behind us. Many of us are taking our four legged friends walking in the hills, but the rising temperatures can only mean one thing: Its tick season! Ticks can spread a whole raft of diseases, but in our...