We're here to help you and your pet live your healthiest lives.
So take a look at our tips, tricks and pet care advice for dogs and cats.
August is National Immunisation Awareness Month!
We at Felcana always want you and your pets to be healthy, happy, and connected. As responsible pet owners, we need to make sure that we keep on top of our pet’s vaccinations every year. Your vet can go through it with you in more detail, but here are some of the vaccines you’ll likely receive on your visit.
You brush your teeth every day, but do you brush your pet’s teeth every day? Just like with in humans, dental care plays a vital role in the overall health of your pets. By taking a few minutes a day to spend on your pet’s oral hygiene, you can help fight off dental diseases and keep your pet’s teeth shiny and healthy!
More and more often, cats that present to the vets are overweight or obese. It’s estimated that between 40-55% of cats in the UK fall into the overweight or obese weight category. Chubby cats may look cute, but excess weight and body fat is dangerous and can predispose cats to disease like arthritis, urinary tract disease, and diabetes. Thankfully, being aware that this is a risk makes it easier for cat owners to assess their own cats and keep them fit and healthy.
It seems no matter where you go or who you talk to, everyone has puppy fever nowadays. From group play dates in the park to puppy Instagram accounts, you can’t get away from the little paws and wagging tails. With all the cuteness around, maybe you’ve thought about getting a puppy of your own. But how do you know you’re ready?
Many of us lead hectic, busy lives where we’re out of the home for a portion of the day and not able to monitor accurately how much our pets are drinking. But as dedicated pet owners, we always want to make sure that our pets are getting enough fresh water to keep them healthy.
We all know that one of the most exciting parts of the 4th of July celebrations are the huge, beautiful fireworks displays all over the USA. However, fireworks aren’t very popular with pets.
In fact, research by the RSPCA has shown that 45% of dogs in the UK exhibit symptoms of fear when they hear fireworks. Felcana's vets have put together our top tips to keep your pets calm and safe during fireworks.
We're in the middle of a heatwave!And whilst the weather might seem glorious to you, for our fur covered friends it can get uncomfortable. In fact, high heats can even be very dangerous for them.
It's important to understand that cats and dogs can't regulate their temperatures in the same ways we can, and what you can do to keep your pet healthy and comfortable during the hot summer months.
Summer is just around the corner (or behind a stormy cloud!) and as the weather get's warmer we all want to spend more time in the Great Outdoors. And what better way to reconnect with nature and your pet's than hiking!
For those of you who aren't seasoned explorers, here are our top 5 tips for hiking with your pet this summer:
We often get asked, “Oh , so is Felcana a Fitbit for dogs?”
Our answer? “It’s more than just a Fitbit for dogs.” And here’s why:
'All that scratching is driving us crazy – can you give us something to stop it?' Unfortunately it's often not that straightforward. Itchy skin, scaly skin, patchy hair loss and thinning hair are just a few of the symptoms of skin disease. While some skin cases are simple to fix, others can be quite a challenge: the trouble with skin disease is that there are many possible causes, which can make investigation difficult, time consuming and costly!
As with a lot of things in life, a little knowledge can help keep those worries to a minimum. With that in mind, here’s a quick break down of what’s likely to happen on your visit to the vets.
We're a nation of pet lover, and our cats and dogs bring us a lot of happiness. We all want to do our best for them, but with the cost of veterinary treatment on the rise, what can we do at home to help keep our pets in tip top condition?
Whilst most cats are expected to live until their mid-teens, working as a vet in practice, it is not uncommon for me to see cats well into their twenties. So what conditions should we be looking out for in cats as they grow older?
Tit-bits and treats all add up when it comes to calorific intake – we have all heard the analogy that if you feed a dog one cookie it is the equivalent of us eating a whole hamburger. While pet owners, and I am as guilty as the next, ignore these analogies the statistics are speaking for themselves. Current research shows that over 55% of dogs are classified as obese and this is a statistic that is rising year on year.
Over the Christmas period, animal shelters and rescue centres welcome in lots of vulnerable pets. Whether you're able to lend a helping hand, or provide some much needed food, blankets or toys, here is a list of ideas for you to help your local shelters.
After all the media attention in recent years, many of us pet owners have heard of Alabama Rot.
But what exactly is it, and should we be worried?
When you adopt a new fluffy puppy or bring a small kitten home, parasites aren’t really the first thing you think about.
So the Felcana team decided we’d lend a helping hand and explain the importance of protecting against parasites, in particular, worms.
The daily routine of an average cat or dog brings with it several occupational hazards, and one of the most common of these is risk of coming back home with a hole in the skin where there isn’t supposed to be one.
Veterinarian Nick Marsh sheds some light on basic first aid for pets.
Now that we have cracked it, and built pet activity trackers and pet health monitors small enough and lightweight enough for our cats and dogs, we thought we'd explain why it's harder to create them for pets than it is for humans.
With the holiday season fast approaching, many of you will be planning visits to parents, grandparents, family and friends. But what to do with your pet? Some of you may consider pet-sitters, others kennels or catteries. For a few of you, you may even plan to take your pet along for the ride - but have you considered how you're going to do this?
Can ‘arch-enemies’ co-habit? Here at Felcana we wanted to share some ideas on the best way to introduce dogs and cats to ensure a peaceful household!
Fireworks Night can be a very stressful time for your pet. Nick Marsh provides some handy, helpful, and important tips to make fireworks as stress-free as possible for your pet, and for you.
Cats are the second most popular pet in the UK, with an estimated 7.5 million cats now kept as pets. Of these, roughly 10% are being kept as indoor cats, so what are the differences between keeping a cat indoors as opposed to allowing access to the outside world?
The most common signs of osteoarthritis in the patients I see are lameness, stiffness, exercise intolerance and inability to climb or jump into the car or onto the sofa. The development of osteoarthritis is most commonly a slow, progressive, process and it is very easy for owners to overlook the development of osteoarthritis in their pets.
Last Friday, Felcana joined 41 other technology entrepreneurs at Pitch@Palace 6.0 Boot Camp. Pitch@Palace, established by HRH The Duke of York, invites the most exciting and innovative new technology businesses to pitch in front of leading industry influencers
Little did I realise that I would end up spending my working life with a group of people who could do six impossible things before breakfast. That’s right – I’m saying that veterinary nurses have superpowers.
It's got a long name and it sounds important, but what exactly is brachiocephalic airway disease and how will it affect your dog or cat? Felcana explains all.
Shooting to mass popularity after the 1961 Disney animated movie, 101 Dalmatians, and making a roaring resurgence in 1996 following the live action remake, October’s breed of the month is the Dalmatian.
To honour these iconic dogs, the team at Felcana have put together our favourite facts about one of our favourite dog breeds.
What happens if my pet is accidentally poisoned?
We love our pets and want to keep them healthy and happy. But sometimes accidents do happen! In 2015, the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) received 10,893 enquiries about known or suspected poisoning cases in animals.