Posted: August 17, 2018
Did you know that blue green algae is not only toxic to dogs, but also cats and other forms of wildlife too!
It can also have an effect on humans. Some of the symptoms shows by humans include:
Stomach Pains, Headaches and Skin Rashes.
So, what is Blue Green Algae?
Blue Green algae is made up of a group of bacteria called cyanobacteria. When the bacteria are all clumped together, it looks like algae, giving it its name. The most common place to find it is in non-flowing fresh water, especially in the hot and dry summer months, like the ones that we have been having at the moment.
Posted: January 04, 2018
Late night walks, heavy rain, falling snow. Struggling to keep an eye on your dog in these weather conditions? Not anymore!
With the new Scarab Safety Beacon, you can now see your dog from a distance of 4 km, taking away that winter walk worry. Scarab gives you a choice of three colours, RED, YELLOW or GREEN. The power setting is adjustable, making it suitable for a simple lead walk set on low power, allowing your dog to be seen by traffic and passers-by. Alternatively for longer off lead walks the power setting can be changed to high, making that visibility even stronger from a further distance. This multi-functional product is also waterproof
Posted: October 20, 2017
Keeping your fish healthy is a very important factor of fish keeping. The water needs to be kept maintained as well as the fish themselves. Knowing which diseases and infections fish are susceptible to and knowing how to treat them is important. API manufacture treatments to combat various illnesses.
Treating Bacterial Infections
Symptoms of bacterial disease
Posted: October 17, 2017Having a new kitten in the home is a very exciting time. Your kitten has a new environment to live in, new companions and a lot to take in. Most kittens are toilet trained from their mothers and will already be able to use a litter tray.
Posted: October 06, 2017
Posted: October 03, 2017
If you have to leave your dog on his own it can bring on separation anxiety, this is usually caused by over-dependence on an owner. It can be the result of being weaned too early, being abandoned, or simply due to the temperament of the dog.
Leaving your dog alone for just twenty minutes could see you coming home to find he’s emptied the rubbish onto the kitchen floor, destroyed a pillow or had a pee in your hallway. If this sort of behaviour happens frequently your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety.
Posted: September 19, 2017Adaptil is a synthetic copy of the natural dog appeasing pheromone used by dogs to calm and reassure one another.
Adaptil can be a helpful tool in:
- Helping to promote learning during training and socialisation.
- Helping puppies or adult dogs settle in new homes.
- Helping dogs to cope with challenging situations such as staying in kennels, noise phobias, fireworks, visiting the vet, christmas, a new baby and travel.
Adaptil is non-sedative, non-systemic
Posted: September 13, 2017
There are many different fish tanks available suited for all ages from children, the new fish keeper, and the more experienced fish keeper. Therefore the addition of a new fish or group of fish can be a very exciting time for all of the family.
When purchasing new fish it is advised to read up about the type of fish you already have and the ones you may like to introduce into your tank. Some fish will fight, some will eat smaller fish, and some may out grow your tank.
Goldfish are coldwater fish and suited to non-heated tanks. There is a variety of goldfish to choose from, from common Goldfish, Fan Tailed Goldfish, Minnows and for larger ponds Koi.
Tropical fish live i
Posted: August 19, 2017
Due to the summer months and central heating fleas can be an all year round problem.
Treating your pet with a spot on treatment is advised alongside a household spray. Fleas have a lifecycle where they live both on the pet and in the environment.
By the time you notice fleas on your pet there is already an infestation of pre-adult fleas in your home. One female flea can lay up to 50 eggs in a day. Spot-on flea treatments for pets may not be sufficient on their own to eliminate the infestation in your home.
Posted: August 16, 2017There are four key elements to good fish-keeping. You need to ensure your fish tank is not over-crowded, that you do not feed your fish too much and that there is a good filter system in place and that regular water changes are made. Failure to maintain these elements in your aquarium can lead to diseased, and potentially; dying fish.
It is recommended to clean the inside of the tank once a week, and change 10 – 15% of the water with fresh dechlorinated water. A product su