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Egg Yolk Peritonitis

Egg Yolk Peritonitis, sometimes referred to as Egg Peritonitis (or ‘EYP’ for short), is a common condition seen in backyard hens of all ages, from the point of lay onwards. It is an infection established within the coelomic cavity of hens, caused by the presence of an ectopic yolk within the coelom (main body cavity). […]

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Benefits of Pets

Part 2: The Evidence In Part 1 of this article series, we looked at how pet-people relationships can provide us with the qualities of human attachment needs. Now, let’s take a closer look at the evidence for the benefits of pets. Getting to the heart of the matter – can pets help keep our hearts […]

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Benefits of Pets

Part 1: Understanding the Pet Effect   It is probably fair to say that we like to think of ourselves as a nation of ‘animal lovers’. According to the Pet Food Manufacturing Association, in 2014 there were 9 million dogs and 8 million cats kept as pets in The UK. But this is nothing new. […]

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Ear Surgery in Dogs

Can ear surgery help your dog’s ear problems? Ear problems are common in dogs with certain breeds such as spaniels being particularly prone to them. The majority of ear problems can be treated medically using various medications either as tablets or ear drops. However, in some cases problems are recurrent or do not resolve. In […]

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Stress Free Christmas for Pets

I love Christmas – it’s my favourite time of the year. I love the look, the sound and the smell of it. I love decorating the rooms and putting up the tree, hearing all the Christmas carols and even look forward to the cheesy pop songs. I especially love the aroma of festive food and […]

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