Pet Health series

Pet health, Welfare

We are launching a new Pet Health series, covering all the useful things to know for keeping your pet cats and dogs healthy and happy. 

We are launching a new Pet Health series, covering all the useful things to know for keeping your pet cats and dogs healthy and happy. Coming throughout this year we’ll cover topics like teeth care, healthy ears and parasites. We hope you find it useful, and each topic will have a downloadable sheet you can keep for reference.

Starting the series – it’s all about handling your pet, such as teaching them to be checked over and getting your cat into a carrier. We’ll be introducing this topic over the next few weeks on social media, and you can see them all now on our website.

Being able to touch and handle your pet all over is an important part of being a pet owner. This means that, when your pet is injured or ill and needs at-home care, then you can safely help them without stress.

It will save you money being able to give at-home care for procedures such as nail clipping, brushing, giving medication and removing parasites.

Being hands-on also helps you learn what is ‘good’ and normal for your pet, so then you can spot something early when they aren’t well.

LINK » Teaching your pet to accept being checked over. Start here for things to practice and our top tips.

LINK » Touch training for reluctant pets. If your pet has areas they dislike being touched, read here for a more in depth look at touch training.

LINK » Learning to read the subtlest of body language. Cats and dogs give off ‘calming signals’ when they are uncomfortable, and these will be important to learn when you are doing your touch training, and every day to build a more trusting relationship with your pet. 

LINK » Getting your cat to love their carrier. This can often be the most frustrating time you are handling your cat. Read our training and handling tips here. 

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