We all enjoy getting out in the sunshine in Middlesex; however, it is not always true for our pets! Any animal can overheat in hot weather, and we can often forget how tough it can be on our pets that live in hutches, such as rabbits and guinea pigs. It can be easy to assume… Read more »
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Did you know that there are guidelines for minimum space requirements for housing guinea pigs? We have pulled together some guidelines for you to ensure that your guinea pigs have the space they need to keep fit and healthy. When you’ve chosen your guinea pigs, it is important to consider the space they will require… Read more »
We are warning people of the potentially fatal effect antifreeze can have on pets, particularly cats. Vanessa Waite, our clinical director, said the ingestion of antifreeze can lead to kidney failure in cats and is more of a risk throughout the winter months when people are using it in their cars.
Christmas is a great time for everyone. Unfortunately, at this time of year we often see animals that are quite poorly. In many cases it is very avoidable especially if you follow our ten top tips to keep your pet healthy at Christmas. Avoid feeding your pets Christmas cake or mince pies, as raisins (and grapes)… Read more »
What to feed your hamster Generally a good commercial hamster mix feed should meet your hamster’s nutritional needs. Small amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables, such as apples, carrot, broccoli, pear and cabbage can be given, but ensure that these have been thoroughly washed to remove any contamination prior to feeding. In the wild, hamsters… Read more »
The suitable feed for guinea pigs are complete feeds, especially for guinea pigs based on seeds and grains. They should have Timothy or grass hay that should be available for them at all times because the fibre content is crucial for dental wear and gastrointestinal tract function. Guinea pigs need to be supplied with Vitamin… Read more »