Involving Children in Looking After Pets

Involving Children in Looking After Pets

Whether your much loved pet is of the furry, feathered or scaly variety, there is no doubt that animals can bring a whole lot of love, AND a whole lot of work into your household. One of the best ways you can introduce your children to the world of pet ownership is to...
Where to Turn If Your Pet Is Missing 

Where to Turn If Your Pet Is Missing 

Whether you’ve felt the terrifying feeling in the pit of your stomach when realising a pet may be lost before or not, we all know the importance of keeping our fur-babies protected and safe from harm.  We immunise, we reinforce fencing, we have neighbours keep an eye...
Signs Your Dog Is Unwell

Signs Your Dog Is Unwell

Just as the cooler months can leave us humans feeling under weather, the same can be said for our dogs. While feeling chilly is not the cause of contracting a viral infection, it can certainly lead to aches and pains that seem more pronounced in your pup over the...
Dental Health for Dogs with Dr Karen

Dental Health for Dogs with Dr Karen

One of the first things your vet will examine when looking at your dog during a check-up will be inside his/her mouth. There are a number of things that become evident very quickly and can indicate not only dental disease but also diseases involving other body...
Keeping Your Outdoor Pets Warm This Winter

Keeping Your Outdoor Pets Warm This Winter

There is no denying that the Winter chills have well and truly arrived. While we pull on our woolly jumpers and turn the heating up, it’s important that we remember our outdoor furry friends too. In the thick of Winter, especially on wet or especially blowy nights, it...
How to Assess If Your Dog is Overweight

How to Assess If Your Dog is Overweight

We love our daily visits from pampered pooches here at Direct Vet’s and there isn’t a dog yet that has missed out on more than a little bit of fussing from the team! One thing we have noticed though, is the increase in weight issues in the dogs we are seeing. While we...